Nikky Twyman

Nikky Twyman – Editor

Accurate, friendly editor/proofreader with 30+ years' experience. • Children's • Education/reference • Fiction • Psychology • Biographies


I am a copy editor/proofreader with more than 30 years of experience in a wide selection of subjects – educational books, children's information titles, English and foreign language learning, theatre, biography, music, and more... I am always up for an editorial challenge and to branch into new areas, although since 1986 I do seem to have worked on most subjects.

I always offer a perceptive, professional approach to an author's work, whether I am copy editing or proofreading. 'Thorough' and 'thoughtful' are my middle names, a fact that has endeared me to a wide range of publishers. They know they can rely on me to work sensitively on a manuscript, and therefore invariably trust me to liaise directly with the author. My sense of humour has also served me well. especially in moments of editorial crisis.
Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Education & Reference Psychology
Contemporary Fiction Middle Grade Picture Books Plays & Screenplays
English (UK)
  • Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading

Work experience


Aug, 1993 — Present

Over the last 27 years, I have worked on most subjects, but my skills and knowledge base reside in English language and teaching/education titles. (My degree is in Linguistics - 2i from Sussex University.) Having said that, I have a strong interest in theatre, music, psychology and biography, and most humanities subjects. Modern fiction is another key area of my regular work, plus ecological and environmental topics. I am equally employed in copy editing and proofreading, and am keen to expand my project management capabilities.

Usborne Publishing

Apr, 1986 — Aug, 1993 (over 7 years)

Senior Production Editor in charge of a team of 20 freelancers and in-house team of five, working on French and Italian editions of Usborne titles (children's information books).

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