Rachel Ann Horatia Beckett

Rachel Ann Horatia Beckett - Editor Tick


An accomplished development editor and author, specialising in mathematics but with a broad background in educational and arts publishing

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I am an accomplished development editor and author, specialising in mathematics education but with a broad background in educational and arts publications. I offer superb attention to detail, first-rate editorial and English language skills and complete dedication to doing an excellent job. I have spent the last 20 months mainly editing mathematics textbooks and revision guides, and I excel at both ensuring the maths is correct and meeting the highest editorial standards of clarity and consistency. I can also write well researched, engaging non-fiction tailored to any readership. My strength in structuring information means I excel not only at development editing but also at web editing and digital or interactive learning resources such as dynamic PowerPoints.
I also bring an artistic eye to the production process and have experience in branding, marketing and design.
English (UK)
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Education & Reference
Mathematics & Statistics

Work experience

Senior Editor

Haremi Ltd
November, 2016 – July, 2018 (over 1 year)

Responsible for editing and checking educational mathematics titles: the Scholastic series of GCSE Mathematics revision guides and the Pearson Power Maths series of primary textbooks and workbooks. Work involved liaison with series editors, copy editors, proofreaders, maths experts and in-house colleagues.

Technical Editor

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
November, 2010 – September, 2016 (almost 6 years)

Responsible for editing and drafting a range of publications related to the higher education sector, including guidance for higher education providers, review method documentation, reports to government, and corporate publications; responsible also for the house style guide, writing guidance in the brand guide, and running training on writing and editing for in-house staff and academic reviewers.

Technical Author

Lister Petter
December, 2006 – December, 2008 (about 2 years)

Responsible for editing and updating technical publications relating to diesel engines and generating sets and off-road vehicles. Produced power output charts, technical data sheets and corporate and marketing literature.

Freelance Development Editor and Author

Stuchbury Publishing Services
February, 1996 – Present (over 23 years)

Many years of experience editing non-fiction documents and books, ranging from a £13-million bid document for MTR trains (for their successful bid to run the London Overground service) to a health and wellbeing magazine, a treatise on metaphysics and a children's encyclopedia on medieval art.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

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