Miranda Ward

Miranda Ward - Editor

Oxford, United Kingdom

Supportive non-fiction editor with a love of language and an eye for detail.

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Overview

I am a freelance copy/line editor, proofreader and developmental editor specialising in non-fiction. I am meticulous, reliable, and passionate about helping every book I work on reach its full potential. As a published author with an MA in creative writing, I understand the unique intimacy of being edited, and I love working with people to ensure that every sentence is polished and every idea is clear.

My particular areas of interest and expertise include travel, nature, sport, memoir, music and history. I also have a PhD in cultural geography from Royal Holloway, University of London, where my research centred on the relationship between body and place at the indoor swimming pool.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions or would like to discuss your project!

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
History
Music
Nature

Certifications

  • PhD
  • MA
  • BSc

Work experience

Editor, writer, and researcher

Self-employed
July, 2011 – Present (about 7 years)

Over five years of freelance writing, editing and research experience. Particular areas of expertise include:

- Copyediting and proofreading
- Research assistance
- Writing articles, blog posts, newsletters, and other copy for a range of clients and outlets

Research Assistant

Dr. Sophie Ratcliffe
June, 2009 – October, 2011 (over 2 years)

Research assistant to Dr. Sophie Ratcliffe (Oxford University), working on the collected letters of P.G. Wodehouse (P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters, published by Hutchinson, November 2011).

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Crushed Mexican Spiders: & Possibly Forty Ships

Tibor Fischer

Crushed Mexican Spiders The appearance of any new work by Tibor Fischer is a cause for celebration. Here are two dazzling new stories that show why he is so admired. Full description

Crushed Mexican Spiders The appearance of any new work by Tibor Fischer is a cause for celebration. Here are two dazzling new stories that show why he is so admired. Full description

We Can Be Heroes

Graham Smith, Chris Sullivan

Letters to a Beekeeper

Alys Fowler, Steve Benbow

This the story of how, over the course of a year, Alys, the Guardian gardening writer, learns how to keep bees; and Steve, the urban beekeeper, learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden.Part beautifully designed coffee-table book, part manifesto, this collection of engaging letters, emails, texts, recipes, notes and glorious photos creates a record of the trials, tribulations, rewards a... read more

This the story of how, over the course of a year, Alys, the Guardian gardening writer, learns how to keep bees; and Steve, the urban beekeeper, learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden.Part beautifully designed coffee-table book, part manifesto, this collection of engaging letters, emails, texts, recipes, notes and glorious photos creates a record of the trials, tribulations, rewards a... read more

Trust Me, PR Is Dead

Robert Phillips

In Trust Me, PR is Dead, Robert Phillips - the former EMEA CEO of Edelman, the world's largest public relations firm - calls the end of the PR industry and advocates new models of public leadership and public value. He tells tales from the front line and twenty-five years at the summit of PR, from the 'Hello Boys' Wonderbra campaign to sharing the stage with CEOs and prime ministers, as well a... read more

In Trust Me, PR is Dead, Robert Phillips - the former EMEA CEO of Edelman, the world's largest public relations firm - calls the end of the PR industry and advocates new models of public leadership and public value. He tells tales from the front line and twenty-five years at the summit of PR, from the 'Hello Boys' Wonderbra campaign to sharing the stage with CEOs and prime ministers, as well a... read more

Saving Bletchley Park: How #socialmedia saved the home of the WWII codebreakers

Dr Sue Black, Stevyn Colgan

There have been many histories of Bletchley Park and the heroic work of Alan Turing and the code-breakers, work so important that it changed the course of the Second World War, shortening it by two years. This book tells a different story, of how this intensely iconic historical site was saved using the power of social media and the very computing technology that was born here. When Dr Sue Bla... read more

There have been many histories of Bletchley Park and the heroic work of Alan Turing and the code-breakers, work so important that it changed the course of the Second World War, shortening it by two years. This book tells a different story, of how this intensely iconic historical site was saved using the power of social media and the very computing technology that was born here. When Dr Sue Bla... read more

Pure

Rose Bretécher

Rose Bretecher has OCD, but not as you know it. Pure is the true story of her life with intrusive sexual thoughts - a rampant but little-known symptom of the disorder. It tracks her farcical ten-year path to redemption, from the time she was first seized by graphic mental images to her eventual recovery through therapy, acceptance and love. The book describes her obsessive questioning of her i... read more

Rose Bretecher has OCD, but not as you know it. Pure is the true story of her life with intrusive sexual thoughts - a rampant but little-known symptom of the disorder. It tracks her farcical ten-year path to redemption, from the time she was first seized by graphic mental images to her eventual recovery through therapy, acceptance and love. The book describes her obsessive questioning of her i... read more

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018

Lia Leendertz

Have you ever wondered why the moon is sometimes blue?The New Almanac revives the tradition of the rural almanac for those who want to connect with the seasons through gardening, eating seasonally, moon-gazing, foraging, celebrating feast days and picking seasonal flowers. It brings you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year.For each of the ... read more

Have you ever wondered why the moon is sometimes blue?The New Almanac revives the tradition of the rural almanac for those who want to connect with the seasons through gardening, eating seasonally, moon-gazing, foraging, celebrating feast days and picking seasonal flowers. It brings you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year.For each of the ... read more

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