Rachel Begley

Rachel Begley - Editor Tick

London, UK

Experienced editor with Routledge, Wiley and many more. Specialising in education and works of fiction, I help to bring words to life.

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Overview

I am a highly experienced and skilled copy editor and proofreader. I have been freelancing since 2006 and my career has seen me work for major academic publishers such as Routledge, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education and Wiley.

I am experienced in all stages of the publishing process from substantive editing to proofreading and QA (Quality Assurance – the final checks of a book) and while I specialize in educational non-fiction works, I am also extremely experienced with works of fiction and poetry in both UK and US English. I have completed a number of assignments privately for new and upcoming authors and I am passionate about the chance to help authors find their voice in the publishing world.

The freelance editorial world is highly competitive, however for over a decade I have retained my place in the publishing industry. This is due to my exceptional eye for detail and my strong work ethic. I have never missed a deadline in all of this time and have received extremely positive feedback from all who I have worked with.

Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Law
Travel

Certifications

  • BA Hons English Literature, Southampton University UK
  • Diploma in proofreading, The Publishing Training Centre, London UK
  • Diploma in copy editing, The Publishing Training Centre, London UK

Work experience

Freelance editor

Various Publishing Companies and individual authors
June, 2006 – Present (about 12 years)

I am often recruited by publishing companies and authors for substantive editing and proofreading. This has become increasingly popular with the growing popularity of self-publishing.
Publishing companies I have worked with include:
Out of House Publishing
Routledge
Cambridge University Press
Oxford University Press
Pearson Education
Wiley
Novum
Bubok
TJ Ink

Editor

Novum Publishing
January, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

I edit self-published titles for grammatical and formatting errors. I am the sole editor at Novum and am therefore involved in the entire editing process from beginning to end books published. This includes substantive editing, final proofs, QAs, author queries, formatting and I also write the blurbs for the authors when required.

Freelance sub editor (1 year contract)

Mamamia.com – Lifestyle magazine and website
July, 2014 – July, 2015 (about 1 year)

Daily proofreading of articles written for this popular website in Australia
Substantial editing of articles for the magazine

Freelance Editor/Proofreader

Out of House Publishing
September, 2013 – Present (almost 5 years)

I proofread and edit educational titles in all stages of the publishing process.
Publishing houses I have worked closely with while editing for Out Of House include Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education, Routledge and Wiley.

Freelance Copyeditor/Hilton Account

Tag Worldwide
June, 2011 – January, 2016 (over 4 years)

Editing and rewriting Hilton Hotels’ guest communications ensuring the new brand and TOV is followed and consistent.
Creating advertising copy for hotels throughout the world

Freelance Writer

The Times Newspaper UK
September, 2007 – December, 2011 (about 4 years)

Writing and researching features on a wide range of topics
Researching and editing daily news stories from across the world for online sources

Portfolio (13 selected works)

me, Me, ME. Oops! Why not?

Theira Añez, Delia Añez

Life is a strategy at all levels andyour life is your personal project, and what a nice one it is! If you don?ttake the risk to search and find answers, if you never dare yourself to doanything that feels uncomfortable, you will never know, ever?The things you didn?t do because youlabelled them crazy or ridiculous, all the unreachable goals you created inyour mind, those are the things you wil... read more

Life is a strategy at all levels andyour life is your personal project, and what a nice one it is! If you don?ttake the risk to search and find answers, if you never dare yourself to doanything that feels uncomfortable, you will never know, ever?The things you didn?t do because youlabelled them crazy or ridiculous, all the unreachable goals you created inyour mind, those are the things you wil... read more

Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the China Production Game

Paul Midler

An insider reveals what can—and does—go wrong when companies shift production to China In this entertaining behind-the-scenes account, Paul Midler tells us all that is wrong with our effort to shift manufacturing to China. Now updated and expanded, Poorly Made in China reveals industry secrets, including the dangerous practice of quality fade—the deliberate and secret habit of Chinese manufact... read more

An insider reveals what can—and does—go wrong when companies shift production to China In this entertaining behind-the-scenes account, Paul Midler tells us all that is wrong with our effort to shift manufacturing to China. Now updated and expanded, Poorly Made in China reveals industry secrets, including the dangerous practice of quality fade—the deliberate and secret habit of Chinese manufact... read more

Naked Divorce for Women

Adele Theron

How do you get over one of the most personal and devastating of life traumas and move on? How do you guarantee that you don't repeat the same mistakes, time after time and ENSURE you heal ethically from your divorce? 87% of people that don't 'process' their divorce, repeat the same mistakes in their next relationship. Introducing a revolutionary 21-day program which will not only get you back ... read more

How do you get over one of the most personal and devastating of life traumas and move on? How do you guarantee that you don't repeat the same mistakes, time after time and ENSURE you heal ethically from your divorce? 87% of people that don't 'process' their divorce, repeat the same mistakes in their next relationship. Introducing a revolutionary 21-day program which will not only get you back ... read more

The A-Z Guide to Working in Further Education (A-Z Guides)

Jonathan Gravells, Susan Wallace

This book is designed to support professional development in Further Education at all levels, from the trainee teacher to the experienced team leader and those who have, or aspire to, a middle management role. The A-Z format ensures the book is both comprehensive and easy to use, while a list of key themes, from being an excellent teacher to making the most of change, enables the reader to nav... read more

This book is designed to support professional development in Further Education at all levels, from the trainee teacher to the experienced team leader and those who have, or aspire to, a middle management role. The A-Z format ensures the book is both comprehensive and easy to use, while a list of key themes, from being an excellent teacher to making the most of change, enables the reader to nav... read more

Decoding Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma: Themes, Skills and Assessment

Wendy Heydorn, Susan Jesudason

Written by experienced practitioners this resource for Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma offers comprehensive coverage of and support for the new subject guide. Decoding Theory of Knowledge (ToK) is an accessible new resource that explores Areas of Knowledge, Ways of Knowing, Personal and Shared Knowledge, the Knowledge Framework and Knowledge Questions. Written in succinct and clear lang... read more

Written by experienced practitioners this resource for Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma offers comprehensive coverage of and support for the new subject guide. Decoding Theory of Knowledge (ToK) is an accessible new resource that explores Areas of Knowledge, Ways of Knowing, Personal and Shared Knowledge, the Knowledge Framework and Knowledge Questions. Written in succinct and clear lang... read more

Starting Social Work: Reflections of a Newly Qualified Social Worker

Rebecca Joy Novell

Social Work often receives a bad press, but it is an intellectually, emotionally, and practically challenging profession which, in order to help people effectively, needs to attract the best candidates. This book takes a personal and human approach and presents a Newly Qualified Social Worker's experience, reflections, and gentle advice on the training process and early years of a Social Work ... read more

Social Work often receives a bad press, but it is an intellectually, emotionally, and practically challenging profession which, in order to help people effectively, needs to attract the best candidates. This book takes a personal and human approach and presents a Newly Qualified Social Worker's experience, reflections, and gentle advice on the training process and early years of a Social Work ... read more

Strategic Financial and Investor Communication: The Stock Price Story

Ian Westbrook

In today's aggressive marketplace, listed companies can no longer rely on their numbers to do the talking. If companies can't communicate their achievements and strategy, mounting research evidence suggests, they will be overlooked, their cost of capital will increase and stock price will suffer. In Strategic Financial and Investor Communication: the stock price story Ian Westbrook, principal ... read more

In today's aggressive marketplace, listed companies can no longer rely on their numbers to do the talking. If companies can't communicate their achievements and strategy, mounting research evidence suggests, they will be overlooked, their cost of capital will increase and stock price will suffer. In Strategic Financial and Investor Communication: the stock price story Ian Westbrook, principal ... read more

Equality and Diversity in Further Education

Sheine Peart

Further Education is the most diverse of all the education sectors. Managing diversity and promoting equality, a legislative requirement of the 2010 Equalities Act, brings significant challenges for practitioners who are tasked with making the rhetoric of politicians a reality, often with little guidance and few resources. This book provides practical guidance for existing lecturers and traine... read more

Further Education is the most diverse of all the education sectors. Managing diversity and promoting equality, a legislative requirement of the 2010 Equalities Act, brings significant challenges for practitioners who are tasked with making the rhetoric of politicians a reality, often with little guidance and few resources. This book provides practical guidance for existing lecturers and traine... read more

Inclusive Primary Teaching: A critical approach to equality and special educational needs and disability (Second Edition) (Critical Teaching)

Janet Goepel, Helen Childerhouse, Sheila Sharpe

This is an invaluable and fully updated text on inclusive practice for primary trainees and teachers and for those in the UK working towards the National Award SEN Co-ordination. The book provides an equality- and child-centered approach to inclusion, combining both theory and practice while promoting critical thinking about the complex issues involved. Scenarios are used as the basis for unpi... read more

This is an invaluable and fully updated text on inclusive practice for primary trainees and teachers and for those in the UK working towards the National Award SEN Co-ordination. The book provides an equality- and child-centered approach to inclusion, combining both theory and practice while promoting critical thinking about the complex issues involved. Scenarios are used as the basis for unpi... read more

Global Childhoods (Critical Approaches to the Early Years)

Monica Edwards

This up to date text is suitable for students on all early years courses that include a module on global childhoods. Taking an ecological approach, it examines how culture and society shape childhoods through considering the lived experiences of children internationally. It begins by questioning the meaning of childhood and explores the historical, cultural and social views of childhood and ch... read more

This up to date text is suitable for students on all early years courses that include a module on global childhoods. Taking an ecological approach, it examines how culture and society shape childhoods through considering the lived experiences of children internationally. It begins by questioning the meaning of childhood and explores the historical, cultural and social views of childhood and ch... read more

CEO Branding: Theory and Practice

CEO Branding advances our understanding of the importance and impact that CEOs have on companies. In recent years, there has been a growing body of interdisciplinary literature on this powerful aspect of branding, and Fetscherin has invited a leading panel of international scholars and practitioners to contribute original chapters in their area of expertise. The book introduces the concept of ... read more

CEO Branding advances our understanding of the importance and impact that CEOs have on companies. In recent years, there has been a growing body of interdisciplinary literature on this powerful aspect of branding, and Fetscherin has invited a leading panel of international scholars and practitioners to contribute original chapters in their area of expertise. The book introduces the concept of ... read more

Latent Variable Modeling with R

W. Holmes Finch, Brian F. French

This book demonstrates how to conduct latent variable modeling (LVM) in R by highlighting the features of each model, their specialized uses, examples, sample code and output, and an interpretation of the results. Each chapter features a detailed example including the analysis of the data using R, the relevant theory, the assumptions underlying the model, and other statistical details to help ... read more

This book demonstrates how to conduct latent variable modeling (LVM) in R by highlighting the features of each model, their specialized uses, examples, sample code and output, and an interpretation of the results. Each chapter features a detailed example including the analysis of the data using R, the relevant theory, the assumptions underlying the model, and other statistical details to help ... read more

A Critical Introduction to Law

Wade Mansell, Belinda Meteyard, Alan Thomson

Challenging the usual introductions to the study of law, A Critical Introduction to Law argues that law is inherently political and reflects the interests of the few even while presenting itself as neutral. This fully revised and updated fourth edition provides contemporary examples to demonstrate the relevance of these arguments in the twenty-first century. The book includes an analysis of th... read more

Challenging the usual introductions to the study of law, A Critical Introduction to Law argues that law is inherently political and reflects the interests of the few even while presenting itself as neutral. This fully revised and updated fourth edition provides contemporary examples to demonstrate the relevance of these arguments in the twenty-first century. The book includes an analysis of th... read more

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