Nick Mould

Nick Mould – Editor

Experienced proofreader and copyeditor formerly employed at OUP and Routledge. Interested in work in any subject, field or level of English.


I have worked in numerous positions in academic publishing including helping manage and direct a start up company established in 2017 as well in roles for Routledge and Oxford University Press. I am currently interested in any freelance opportunities in any subject, field or level of English.

I am a member of Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), and I abide by their Code of Practice for editorial excellence.


"Nick has proofed and edited various materials for myself and my clients over time, including the printed literature for an EU-funded international press event in Berlin. Always reliable, accurate, easy to work with and great support. Highly recommend. "
Hannah Dunne, Communications Manager, SfEurope

"Nick is a consummate professional who I cannot recommend highly enough. He is extremely competent, intelligent, and efficient. Whatever project you send his way, he will complete it quickly and ensure it is to your liking."
Frazer Merritt, Editor, BAR Publishing

"I am very grateful for Nick
’s proofreading work. Nick has a great attention to detail in grammar, sentence structure, formatting, and referencing. I was impressed with his ability to deal with tight deadlines. I will definitively use his services again."
Ciprian Badescu, Director, Manchester Expert Academic Press

"Nick helped with editing and reviewing key chapters in my book. He was thorough, informative, had excellent suggestions and most of all was always super responsive and thoughtful in his communications. I enjoyed working with him and would gladly work with him again."
Purna Virji, Senior Content Marketing Evangelist, Content Solutions Consultant

"Nick responded quickly to my query. He proved to be flexible and attentive to our particular needs. He was personally agreeable to work with, fast and produced good quality work. I will definitely be working with him on future projects."
Rhonda Muir, Director, Orkneyology Press

Education & Reference History Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs
English (UK)
  • MSt Historical Studies
  • BA English
  • CIEP - Copyediting 1
  • CIEP - Copyediting 2

Work experience

Kogan Page

Jul, 2022 — Oct, 2022 (3 months)

Supporting the commissioning editor by working closely with authors, ensuring books progress efficiently and punctually. Reading content and providing detailed feedback for authors based on target readership and desired reader outcomes. Conducting peer reviews and market research. Working closely with colleagues from production and marketing department. Commissioning new editions. Representing and supporting the company at conferences and events.

Strategic Agenda

Nov, 2021 — Present

Editing reports on a wide range of UN-related topics. Proofreading reports before publication.

CRC Press/Taylor and Francis

May, 2019 — Apr, 2022 (almost 3 years)

Assisting Editor with commissioning duties. Organising peer reviews of book proposals under consideration. Drafting and sending author contracts. Chasing manuscripts under contract and negotiating delivery deadlines. Preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production, and meeting transmittal targets. Monitoring schedules and delivery dates to ensure timely publications. Crafting product copy to enhance discoverability in the market. Chair and vice-chair of weekly Editorial Assistant meetings. Maintaining databases and systems.

Taylor and Francis Journals

Dec, 2018 — May, 2019 (5 months)

Assisting the Managing Editors and Publisher in the management and development of Taylor & Francis' list of peer-reviewed journals in Engineering, providing project support as and when required. Main point of contact for editors, authors and other stakeholders. Responsible for building industry and marketing awareness, attending conferences and events as appropriate.

The Pertinent Press

Aug, 2017 — Aug, 2020 (about 3 years)

Involved with numerous tasks in establishing and developing the growing start up company The Pertinent Press. These include: liaising with international authors, reviewers and customers; website editing and maintenance; copyediting manuscripts, proofreading and substantial editing of translated texts and developing promotional materials and marketing. Our most noteworthy publication has been Invicta: The Life and Work of Daphne Caruana Galizia, which raised over 10,000 EUR for charity and was reviewed in The Sunday Times of Malta.

Oxford University Press

Mar, 2015 — Sep, 2016 (over 1 year)

Organising series and projects in DAM database developed so videos, images and other assets could be more easily reused by OUP's English Language Teaching department. This primarily entailed creating tags and metadata in Excel spreadsheets and ensuring that assets were assigned their correct copyright terms. I also appeared in an interview for an educational video filmed to teach Spanish speakers English.

Motion Placements Ltd

Sep, 2014 — Sep, 2014 (less than a minute)

Month long placement in Berlin where I worked in a team to produce a travel guide aimed at young people for the city. Wrote reviews on landmarks, museums, eateries and activities. Produced page layout design of e-Book. Organised and coordinating book content. Proofed text and edited photos.

Taylor and Francis Group

Aug, 2013 — Jun, 2014 (10 months)

My main role was proofreading revises of articles for a range of academic journals and marking up corrections provided by the authors and editors. I also ensured that copyright forms and online metadata were correctly completed.

Nick has 4 reviews





Jason G.

Jason G.

Feb, 2023

Nick is an excellent copy editor! I recently worked with him on my book "The Lead Generation Handbook: A Practical Guide To Boosting Your Sales and Revenue" and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. He was quick to respond to my questions and concerns and provided cost-effective solutions. Throughout the editing process, Nick was highly responsive and always made sure that I was sati...
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Michael B.

Michael B.

Mar, 2023

Great cooperation with Nick. Unforeseen delays on his side due to personal circumstances were transparently communicated and a none issue for me. He did exactly what I hoped he could do for me in the process of writing a book.
John M.

John M.

Mar, 2023

Hard to say more than 5 stars for everything. I will certainly use Nick for future writing projects.
Ciprian B.

Ciprian B.

Sep, 2021

Nick has a sharp eye for detail. He has, also the ability to concentrate for long periods of time.

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