Nick Hembery

Nick Hembery - Editor

Swindon

No-nonsense, consistent and reliable proofreader. I help people improve their art.

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Overview

I discovered editing and proofing through developing my own skills as a writer, and found I have both a talent and passion for correctness, clarity and readability in writing.
Since finding this calling I have worked on a few books, one of which won a British fantasy society award, and several corporate whitepapers.
I can edit and proofread in both UK and US English, on screen or hard copy.
My motto in all this is: I help people improve their art. So let me help you make your writing better.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet

Work experience

Proofreader

The Marketing Practice
August, 2018 – Present (almost 2 years)

The Marketing Practice produces a host of marketing materials for tech firms including emails, mail shots, websites, infographics, whitepapers, booklets and presentations. And I proofread all of it. I enforce correctness of language, clarity of message and quality of craft. I work with the writers to create the best content possible while pushing them to improve their skills.

Editor and Proofreader

Grimbold Books
January, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

As an editor and proofreader I collaborate with authors to improve the quality of their work prior to publishing. To date mostly with Kate Coe, author of Green Sky and Sparks.

Editor

Self-employed
July, 2015 – Present (about 5 years)

I do Structural Editing, Copy Editing and Proofreading. My top priority is the quality of your work. My rates are based on the length of the piece, not the time spent on it.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Seven Deadly Swords

Peter Sutton

For every sin, a swordFor every sword, a curseFor every curse, a deathReymond joined the Crusades to free the Holy Land from the Saracens and win glory for himself. Instead, with six others, he found himself bound under a sorcerer’s curse: the Seven Sins personified. Doomed to eternal life and with the weight of the deaths he has caused dragging his soul into the torments of hell, Reymond must... read more

For every sin, a swordFor every sword, a curseFor every curse, a deathReymond joined the Crusades to free the Holy Land from the Saracens and win glory for himself. Instead, with six others, he found himself bound under a sorcerer’s curse: the Seven Sins personified. Doomed to eternal life and with the weight of the deaths he has caused dragging his soul into the torments of hell, Reymond must... read more

Desert Sands & Silence

Kate Coe

Moel is a runner, a desert inhabitant who makes her living carrying messages across the sun-baked plains, content in her silence. But when a group of engineers from Meton are caught in a rockslide, politics abruptly brings Moel into the world again, and she meets others who have been pulled back to their pasts by Ziricon’s desire to gain the power of spark without the costs.

Moel is a runner, a desert inhabitant who makes her living carrying messages across the sun-baked plains, content in her silence. But when a group of engineers from Meton are caught in a rockslide, politics abruptly brings Moel into the world again, and she meets others who have been pulled back to their pasts by Ziricon’s desire to gain the power of spark without the costs.

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