I am an experienced and skilled proofreader, copy editor and indexer. Since 2008 I have worked in a freelance capacity, completing hundreds of proofreading, copy-editing and indexing assignments for publishing houses such as Bloomsbury Publishing, Boydell & Brewer, Hachette, The History Press, Hodder and Stoughton, Little, Brown Book Group, Mainstream Publishing, Orion Publishing Group, Osprey Publishing, Pan Macmillan, Quercus and Shire Publications Ltd. I successfully completed proofreading, copy-editing and/or indexing tests for many of these publishers. I have proofread and copy-edited a wide variety of educational, fiction and adult non-fiction books, in both UK and US English. The numerous genres I have completed work in include aviation, biography, crime, fiction, history, military history, motoring and sport. In addition to working for many well-known traditional and academic publishers, I have also completed assignments for authors publishing independently. To have gained so much freelance work in a highly competitive market shows that I have a keen eye and am meticulous in my work, as well as having the ability to meet tight deadlines. During my time working in the profession I have never once failed to complete an assignment, and I have received positive feedback from many authors and editors.
I am a regular freelance proofreader for Pan Macmillan, one of the largest general book publishers in the UK.
I am a regular freelance proofreader and copy-editor for Bloomsbury Publishing, an independent, worldwide publishing house of fiction and non-fiction.
I am a regular and long-term freelance proofreader and indexer for The History Press, a British publishing company specialising in the publication of titles devoted to local and specialist history.
I am a regular, long-term freelance proofreader, copy-editor and indexer for Osprey Publishing, an Oxford-based publishing company specialising in military history.
For five years I was a regular freelance proofreader for Mainstream Publishing, a publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, until the company closed in 2013.
The parish churches of Lincolnshire are justly celebrated. The spires of Grantham and Louth, and the famous Boston Stump, provide a focal point from the surrounding landscape of fen, wold and marsh. The charms of remote country churches along the byways of the county have been extolled in prose and verse by writers such as Henry Thorold and Sir John Betjeman. Their architecture, their stained ... read more
Spy Who Painted the Queen
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The Special Boat Squadron was Britain's most exclusive Special Forces unit during World War II. H....
What made Pontypool such a great seam of talent for the Welsh national team? Why were they hated and feared in equal measure by other clubs in Wales and across the Severn? What made Ray Prosser a coach ahead of his time?In this engrossing book, Alun Carter and Nick Bishop recount the dramatic story of the rise and fall of one of the great enigmas of Welsh club rugby: Pontypool RFC. They chart ... read more
Robbie Savage could have been just another Manchester United reject. Instead, he used the Old Trafford scrapheap as a springboard to become one of the most instantly recognisable footballers in the Premier League, despite being told by Sir Alex Ferguson he was not good enough to stay in the class of '92 alongside David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Gary Neville. For the las... read more
The German offensives which crushed Poland in 1939 and swallowed most of Western Europe in less than two months in 1940 have been well documented and heavily studied, however, the overall picture of the remarkable Japanese offensive land campaign in 1941-42 has received less attention. In this fascinating new book, Bill Yenne documents the years when the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) was conduc... read more
Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, this lavishly illustrate....
So you've decided to give up the rat race for the life of an international treasure hunter, but you're not quite sure where to start? Well then, this book is for you! Fortune & Glory holds all the knowledge you need to become the pistol-toting, fedora-wearing international tomb raider you've always dreamt of being! You can discover lost locations such as El Dorado and King Solomon's Mines. Rea... read more
On May 10, 1970, during the Cambodian Incursion, Army Specialist Leslie Sabo Jr., 22-years old, m....
It was brash, it was loud--the 1980s put paid to the glumness of the 1970s, and nowhere was that mor....
Outsider Inside No 10: Protecting the Prime Ministers, 1974-
Steve Halliwell is best known as the loveable patriarch Zak Dingle in television's Emmerdale, a part he has played since 1994 and which has led him to become one of the UK's most recognisable and treasured soap stars. Yet before he found success on the Yorkshire Dales, Halliwell spent many years desperately seeking work, often walking the streets aimlessly in search of food. This warts-and-all... read more
The Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Postman s Park, London, is a Victorian monument conta....
A unique and exhaustively researched history of Liverpool Football Club, which explores the origins....
In 'The Ace of Spades', Motorhead's most famous song, Lemmy, the born-to-lose, live-to-win frontman of the band sang, 'I don't want to live forever'. Yet as he told his friend of 35 years, former PR and biographer Mick Wall, 'Actually, I want to go the day before forever. To avoid the rush...'. This is his strange but true story. Brutally frank, painfully funny, wincingly sad, and always beaut... read more
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After working as a nonfiction book editor for years at NatGeo, I know the ins and outs of publishing from ideation to final proofing.
A detailed editor with over a decade’s worth of experience. Someone who puts your goal first, helping you achieve your publishing dream.