In the past, I have also copyedited and proofread poetry, business magazine articles, careers guides, and academic blurbs. I am therefore comfortable with editing specialist and technical language. The book that I took responsibility for copyediting while working at Pavilion Poetry (Fourth Person Singular by Nuar Alsadir) went on to be shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection, one of the biggest poetry prizes in the UK.
Additionally, I have been part of several fiction and poetry workshops in the past – both as an assistant and as a participant. I am therefore able to give constructive feedback, highlighting the strengths of a piece as well as areas that could be improved.
Sapere Books is a genre fiction eBook publisher, specialising in historical fiction, crime, romance, and women's fiction. My role involves:
• Proofreading and copyediting manuscripts. In particular, I look out for typos, inconsistencies, grammatical errors, tense confusion, and special characters that have not formatted properly.
• Reading new submissions and conveying my thoughts to the editorial director (my overall impression, the strengths of the submission, and areas for improvement).
I assisted with the publication of monographs, edited collections and textbooks on RLI's Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Anthropology and Geography lists. I am therefore comfortable with editing material that may feature technical or specialist language.
I assisted with the publication of three volumes of contemporary poetry, as part of the press’ Pavilion Poetry series. I was the copyeditor for Fourth Person Singular by Nuar Alsadir, an innovative work that features specialist language from a variety of fields. The book went on to be shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection, one of the biggest poetry prizes in the UK.
The Windows Project is a Liverpool-based arts charity. Here, my role involved helping to select submissions to the organisation's poetry magazine, Smoke, and helping out at writing advice desks (providing editorial feedback to aspiring writers).
Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2017A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for PoetryClaudia Rankine described the poems in Alsadir's first book as 'lawless,' 'provocative, and 'heartbreaking' as they 'converse from the inside out...come alive in the back and forth of a mind attempting to understand what it means to be in relation to.'Fourth Person Singular... read more
A book that will stay with you long after the story ends! Perfect for fans of Diane Chamberlain, Nora Roberts, Lorna Cook and Victoria Connelly.Sometimes the hardest person to save is yourself… Marie Johnson fell in love with The Smugglers pub when she first moved to Dorset with her husband, Stephen.But when Stephen’s wandering eye caused the breakdown of their marriage, and the costs of runni... read more
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