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Matthew Gale

Matthew Gale - Editor

Leicester, United Kingdom

Freelance indexer and proofreader (since 2004). Routledge, Sage, Haynes. History, Biography, Politics, Economics, Sociology, Religion.

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I am a freelance accredited indexer and proofreader and I have been working in the publishing industry since 2004 with a wealth of regular and satisfied clients. I have a passion for history and biography, along with a wide ranging knowledge of world politics and international relations, social sciences, the media and world religion. I am, however, happy to take on titles covering any topic and have encountered everything from reflexology to model aeroplane maintenance! I would love to discuss your project with you so please feel free to contact me.

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Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (SA) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics Entertainment Finance & Accounting Health & wellbeing History Politics & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • Accredited Indexer (Society of Indexers)

Work experience

Indexer and Proofreader

Self-employed
September, 2004 – Present (over 13 years)

I have worked on a huge range of titles across various topics, building excellent working relationships with a host of clients (editorial professionals within publishing houses, as well as individual authors). I am offered regular work from clients who have come to rely on me, knowing that I provide high quality work at a reasonable price and often within tight time constraints. I have never missed a deadline because I won't take work on unless I can guarantee that it will be completed to schedule. Recently I have worked on topics including International Relations, Economics, Social Sciences, Christianity, Politics, Developing Economies, Naval History and Media, but this only skims the surface of the range of subjects I have undertaken in the past.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

ED: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader

Mehdi Hasan

What makes a man put politics and ambition before family? Ed Miliband is perhaps the least understood political leader of modern times. Brought up against A backdrop of tragedy, with a prominent Marxist thinker for a father, Ed followed his brother to the same college at Oxford, into Parliament and into the Cabinet before, at the eleventh hour, snatching away David's dream of the leadership. T... read more

What makes a man put politics and ambition before family? Ed Miliband is perhaps the least understood political leader of modern times. Brought up against A backdrop of tragedy, with a prominent Marxist thinker for a father, Ed followed his brother to the same college at Oxford, into Parliament and into the Cabinet before, at the eleventh hour, snatching away David's dream of the leadership. T... read more

Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s

Tom Doyle

The most famous living rock musician on the planet, Paul McCartney is now regarded as a slightly cosy figure, an (inter)national treasure. Back in the 1970s, however, McCartney cut a very different figure. He was, literally, a man on the run. Desperately trying to escape the shadow of the Beatles, he became an outlaw hippy millionaire, hiding out on his Scottish farmhouse in Kintyre before tra... read more

The most famous living rock musician on the planet, Paul McCartney is now regarded as a slightly cosy figure, an (inter)national treasure. Back in the 1970s, however, McCartney cut a very different figure. He was, literally, a man on the run. Desperately trying to escape the shadow of the Beatles, he became an outlaw hippy millionaire, hiding out on his Scottish farmhouse in Kintyre before tra... read more

Ancient Macedonia

Carol J. King

Beyond the Balfour Declaration: The 100-Year Quest for Israeli–Palestinian Peace

Leslie Turnberg

Preface By The 5th Earl Of Balfour2017 marks one hundred years since the Balfour Declaration, the landmark letter that expressed the British government's support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. A century later, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians rages on, without prospect of a peace agreement any time soon. This timely book explores why innumerable efforts to resolve the conf... read more

Preface By The 5th Earl Of Balfour2017 marks one hundred years since the Balfour Declaration, the landmark letter that expressed the British government's support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. A century later, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians rages on, without prospect of a peace agreement any time soon. This timely book explores why innumerable efforts to resolve the conf... read more

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Shambhavi Sarasvati

According to other people's reviews, Matthew is obviously a top notch indexer. However, at least on this job, he didn't prove himself to be a thorough proofreader. Not sure what happened, but he noticed only about half of the corrections that needed to be made. Perhaps proofreading is a little out of his lane. I might try him as an indexer. For proofreading, I would look elsewhere. That bein...

, May 2018

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