Nichola Tyrrell

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London, UK

A full-package veteran editor and writer focused on illustrated non-fiction.

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Overview

As an editor of 20+ years, I’m experienced in editing a wide variety of publications with the majority of titles falling into the category of illustrated non-fiction. My topics range from children’s educational to travel and property investment, to name a few.

With a 15-year history of in-house editing for traditional publishers such as Reader’s Digest and DK/Penguin in London, I am well versed in all stages of book production. My roles have ranged from editor/proofreader to writer and managing editor.

My proudest adult titles include DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, the Reader's Digest Travels & Adventures series and a true-life account of Arctic explorer Alex Hibbett's 2013 Greenland journey.

I have scores of children's books under my belt, from devising activities for Peppa Pig fans to compiling top tips for a fun-filled sleepover, plus numerous publications under licence for Disney and Warner Bros, among others.

In my 10 years of freelancing, I have taken that comprehensive publishing experience and now offer a full-package editorial service, from content planning, proofreading and copyediting to structural editing and rewriting, plus formatting for self-publishing.

In addition to editing completed manuscripts, I can also be helpful in terms of project planning. Have an idea for a non-fiction book but don’t know where to start? I can research and formulate a workable outline plus provide solid fact sources to get you started.

I look forward to discussing your next project!
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Education & Reference
History
Nature
Travel

Certifications

  • BA Humanities

Work experience

Editor & Writer — Beechbank Editorial Services

Self-employed
July, 2008 – Present (over 10 years)

I provide contract-based editing and writing services, from proofreading and copyediting to full structural guidance and ghostwriting.

Managing Editor

Alligator Books Ltd
September, 2001 – August, 2008 (almost 7 years)

As Managing Editor I ran the day-to-day editorial and design operations of this small children’s publishing company. I was the primary in-house editor, responsible for ensuring all publications were produced on time, within budget, meeting editorial and design criteria. Titles were predominantly illustrated non-fiction for audiences ranging from pre-school to 12 years.

Editor

Grandreams Ltd.
May, 1997 – June, 2000 (about 3 years)

My publications at Grandreams included a wide variety of pre-school non-fiction, classic fairytales and licensed Christmas Annuals — combining fiction and activities for brands such as Barbie, Teletubbies and Manchester United Football Club.

Editor

Reader's Digest Publishing
June, 1995 – May, 1997 (almost 2 years)

As an editor on the RD Travels and Adventures series, I contributed to all aspects of pre-production editorial on various 192-page illustrated titles.

Editor

Dorling Kindersley
September, 1991 – June, 1995 (over 3 years)

I began my publishing career at DK as PA to an Editorial Director. I then gained promotion to Editorial Assistant, working on children’s books and eventually moved to Editor level on the Eyewitness Travel Guide series.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Real Estate Wealth Diversification

Simon T. Muwanguzi

Simon Tim Sekagya Muwanguzi is a highly motivated, driven and dedicated international property and mortgage consultant. Based in the United Kingdom, with an extensive professional network, particularly in London, he is able to source reduced-price property investment opportunities not accessible to the majority of investors. Through his company, Timo Real Estate Solutions (TRES), Simon Tim spe... read more

Simon Tim Sekagya Muwanguzi is a highly motivated, driven and dedicated international property and mortgage consultant. Based in the United Kingdom, with an extensive professional network, particularly in London, he is able to source reduced-price property investment opportunities not accessible to the majority of investors. Through his company, Timo Real Estate Solutions (TRES), Simon Tim spe... read more

Polar Eskimo

Alex Hibbert

In December of 2013, Alex Hibbert led an international quartet of polar explorers to the extreme north of Arctic Greenland. After a huge storm destroyed their intended route to the North Pole in the darkness of winter, instead of retreating, they decided to explore the beautiful but unforgiving region of Avanerriaq. What followed was months of harsh education, gripping adventure and...twenty u... read more

In December of 2013, Alex Hibbert led an international quartet of polar explorers to the extreme north of Arctic Greenland. After a huge storm destroyed their intended route to the North Pole in the darkness of winter, instead of retreating, they decided to explore the beautiful but unforgiving region of Avanerriaq. What followed was months of harsh education, gripping adventure and...twenty u... read more

Italy (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

Anna Streiffert

The guide that shows you what other travel books only tell you! From the peaks of the Alps to the seaports of Sicily, no handbook captures the churches, museums, culture, and Italian cuisine like DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Italy. With more than 1,400 full-color photographs, this guide covers all of Italy in regional and street-by-street maps, as well as 3-D aerial views highlighting a vast ... read more

The guide that shows you what other travel books only tell you! From the peaks of the Alps to the seaports of Sicily, no handbook captures the churches, museums, culture, and Italian cuisine like DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Italy. With more than 1,400 full-color photographs, this guide covers all of Italy in regional and street-by-street maps, as well as 3-D aerial views highlighting a vast ... read more

Around Island Britain

READERS DIGEST TRAVELS & ADVENTURES

ENDANGERED ANIMALS STICKER BOOK

Discover a world of fascinating endangered species fighting to survive. By simply placing each reusable sticker in the correct space on each page, you can learn interesting facts about threatened birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish. With over 50 amazing animals from all over the world to discover!

Discover a world of fascinating endangered species fighting to survive. By simply placing each reusable sticker in the correct space on each page, you can learn interesting facts about threatened birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish. With over 50 amazing animals from all over the world to discover!

Atlas (Young Learner's)

Traditional

29 x 22cm

29 x 22cm

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals

Traditional

Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may... read more

Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may... read more

Discovering the Amazon (Reader's Digest Travels & Adventure)

The Reader's Digest Association Ltd

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