Mary Bate

Mary Bate - Editor

Bishop's Stortford

I am a qualified freelance proofreader and copy editor, specialising in fiction, newsletters, leaflets, brochures, websites and blogs.

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Overview

I am a qualified freelance proofreader and copy editor, specialising in fiction, newsletters, leaflets, brochures, websites and blogs. I offer proofreading services for publishers, independent authors, museums, students and anyone else who can't face the thought of proofreading their own work.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Children's Picture Books
Crime & Mystery
Humor & Comedy
Romance
Thriller
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
History

Certifications

  • Diploma in Proofreading and Editing

Work experience

Proofreader / Copy Editor

Sarah Stephens Photography
January, 2015 – February, 2015 (about 1 month)

Copyedit​ and proofread a resource manual for Digital Imaging.

Proofreader / Copy Editor

Karen Church
December, 2014 – January, 2015 (about 1 month)

Typing, editing and proofing a cookery book. Work included creating layout, typing content, importing photographs, editing and proofreading the final draft.

Proofreader / copy editor

Tracey Andrews Interiors
October, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

Proofreading and copy editing of Tracey Andrews Interiors' website.

Proofreader

Rhodes Museum, Bishop's Stortford
June, 2014 – June, 2014 (3 days)

Proofreading panels for a World War I exhibition at Rhodes Museum.

Proofreader

Independent Author - James Thompson (Ed James)
January, 2014 – January, 2014 (3 days)

Proofread the first release of Devil in the Detail by Ed James
(This title has subsequently been redrafted and republished)

Proofreader

Independent Author - Ed James (Jamie Thompson)
October, 2013 – October, 2013 (1 day)

Proofread the first release of Fire in the Blood by Ed James
(This title has subsequently been redrafted and republished)

Portfolio (2 selected works)

Devil in the Detail (DC Scott Cullen Crime Series Book 2)

Ed James

Detective Constable Scott Cullen of Lothian & Borders CID, still reeling from the events of a case the previous summer, is caught between antagonism with his superiors and the pressures of a new relationship. But when the body of Mandy Gibson, disabled daughter of a pillar of the community, is discovered one January morning, Cullen is pushed out to Garleton, a typical East Lothian town - afflu... read more

Detective Constable Scott Cullen of Lothian & Borders CID, still reeling from the events of a case the previous summer, is caught between antagonism with his superiors and the pressures of a new relationship. But when the body of Mandy Gibson, disabled daughter of a pillar of the community, is discovered one January morning, Cullen is pushed out to Garleton, a typical East Lothian town - afflu... read more

Fire in the Blood (DC Scott Cullen Crime Series Book 3)

Ed James

"Rankin for the Xbox generation" Dunpender Distillery in East Lothian is steeped in the traditions of whisky-making. Approaching the distillery's centenary, a special edition is being readied for blending when something unexpected is found - one of the two barrels contains a male human body, battered and unrecognisable. Detective Constable Scott Cullen, caught up in the maelstrom of managerial... read more

"Rankin for the Xbox generation" Dunpender Distillery in East Lothian is steeped in the traditions of whisky-making. Approaching the distillery's centenary, a special edition is being readied for blending when something unexpected is found - one of the two barrels contains a male human body, battered and unrecognisable. Detective Constable Scott Cullen, caught up in the maelstrom of managerial... read more

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