Nicola Homer

Nicola Homer - Editor

United Kingdom

Book editor and proofreader with experience in non-fiction: arts and culture, current affairs, travel guides and general history.

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An editor and proofreader with a number of years’ experience in the industry, I am enthusiastic about books and reading. I've enjoyed helping established and first-time authors to finesse their work.

As a freelance copy-editor, I’ve worked with André Deutsch, the Do Book Company, Earthscan, Lund Humphries, Phaidon Press, Time Out Guides and Wiley. I started my career at Penguin Books and the independent publisher I.B. Tauris. Later, I held a role as a sub-editor and proofreader on the RA Magazine for Friends of the Royal Academy of Arts, and freelanced as a production editor for The Architectural Review. Books on which I’ve worked as a copy-editor appear in my portfolio (please see the books on screen).

While I enjoy having a varied portfolio, I’ve specialised in working on non-fiction books in the subject areas of arts and culture, business, cities, the environment, general history and travel. As a published author of feature articles, I can offer experience of the editorial process from the writer’s point of view. I've written a Master's dissertation on twentieth-century literature. I’m able to use BSI proof-correction marks with a keen eye for detail. I can provide mark-up on screen with Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word track changes.

If you have a clear brief, I'd be delighted to talk with you about a potential project. Happy reading!
English (UK)
English (US)
Contemporary Fiction
Literary Fiction


  • BA (Hons)
  • Master of Arts

Work experience

Freelance editor

January, 2007 – Present (about 16 years)

Freelance editor and proofreader offering services for various book and magazine publishers.

Celtic Art

Kruta, Venceslas, Bradford, Keith and Angela

Art & Place: Site-Specific Art of the Americas

Locke, Adrian, Shane, Robert, Bowditch, Lucy

Drought: Past Problems and Future Scenarios

Sheffield, Justin, Wood, Eric F.

Vitamin Green

Bolchover, Joshua, Agerman Ross, Johanna, FXFOWLE

Picasso's World.


Hella Jongerius: Misfit

Schouwenberg, Louise, Antonelli, Paola, Rawsthorn, Alice

Kurt Jackson: A New Genre of Landscape Painting

Mooney, Bel, Cocker, Mark, Jacobson, Howard, Dunmore, Helen, Tooby, Mike, Marsden, Philip, Mabey, Richard, Smit, Tim, Hare, Mr Bill, Taylor, Mr John Russell, Packer, Mr William

Fumihiko Maki

Frampton, Kenneth, Mulligan, Mark, Stewart, David, Maki and Associates

Time Out Shortlist Prague 2010

Editors of Time Out

Time Out Shortlist Amsterdam

Editors of Time Out

Time Out Shortlist Kyoto

Editors of Time Out

Frank GEhhry. Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008

Gehry, Frank, Peyton-Jones, Julia

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