Mairi Bunce

Mairi Bunce - Editor

Bad Ischl, Austria

Patient, curious, and kind, I'm a Scottish proofreader and editor working from the Austrian mountains.

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Overview

Your editor is your most valuable teammate.

You know what you want to say. It’s my job as a freelance editor to make sure that your audience knows it too.

Why hire me?


As an editor, I get to know you, your message and your personality so that we can say what you’re trying to say, exactly how you want to say it.

I take industry jargon and make it into something that anyone can understand – and act on.

I keep an eye on your whole project, so you can rest assured that page 180 won’t contradict what you said on page 9.

I take care of the technical side of things, formatting your text for house or academic style.

And when I’m done, I proofread your text to make sure that every full stop, comma, page number, and footnote does what it should.


I’m a member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, which promotes excellence in English-language editing.

Since I became a freelance editor in 2019, I’ve edited everything from children’s books to university textbooks, marketing campaigns to project proposals, and books for the mass market. My background is in literature, and I now specialise in theology, history, and educational texts. In 2022 alone, I worked on projects for Baylor University Press, SPCK, IVP, and History Today magazine.

Most importantly, my feedback is considered, constructive, and kind.


Finishing a manuscript is a huge achievement. Now let’s work together to help it be the best it can be.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
History

Certifications

  • MA in English Literature (University of St Andrews, 2013)
  • CELTA

Work experience

Freelance Copyeditor and Proofreader

SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
June, 2021 – Present (over 1 year)

I've worked on manuscripts from authors including Rachel Gardner, Alister McGrath, and Graham Tomlin.

Writer and Editor

KYO Content
June, 2021 – Present (over 1 year)

I write and edit content for KYO's clients online. Our biggest clients cover the niches of parenting, women's health, personal finance and SaaS.

Freelance Editor and Translator

KSH Digital Vienna
May, 2019 – September, 2021 (over 2 years)

I worked with KSH (a German language publisher) on the English translations of some of their projects, including a children's Bible and accompanying materials and several books from Austrian artists and photographers.

Freelance Writer, Editor and Proofreader

Self-employed
March, 2019 – Present (almost 4 years)

I provide freelance editing and proofreading for publishers, authors and academics.

As well as books, I've worked on articles published in the likes of History Today magazine.

From time to time, I also do literary translation from German to English, especially for businesses in the travel and tourism sector.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

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