Rebecca Storr

Rebecca Storr - Editor

Plymouth, UK

I copy-edit/proofread non-fiction books and peer-reviewed journals for major international publishers, e.g. Taylor & Francis and SAGE.

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Overview

I'm a freelance copy-editor/proofreader with over 20 years' experience in academic publishing. I trained as a Technical Editor with the legal publisher, Sweet & Maxwell before moving on to another Thomson Group publishing company, mainly working on tax and accountancy titles.

As an Editor working for major international publishers such as Taylor & Francis and SAGE, I have a proven record of excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to achieve high levels of accuracy and attention to detail. I liaise with authors (from students writing their dissertations to leading academics in their field), checking text and bibliographies, dealing with queries and providing support throughout the publishing process. I am highly motivated, well-organised and work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

I copy-edit and proofread books, peer-reviewed journals and dissertations mainly in the social sciences and humanities – theatre, history, European studies, criminology, psychology and health-related titles, although I have worked in many areas including business and management, marketing, music, religion, employment law, tax and accountancy, feminist politics and economics. I have also worked for TransCo (National Grid Gas) proofreading their policy documents. I work with MS Office, Word, Excel, Adobe and use file sharing platforms.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
Humanities & Social Sciences
History
Math & Science
Life Sciences

Certifications

  • BA (Hons) English Literature

Work experience

Editor/Proofreader

Freelance
April, 1997 – Present (over 22 years)

Copy-editing is the first stage in your publication process. It involves correcting grammatical, punctuation, typographical and spelling errors. Where a sentence lacks clarity, I will suggest some rewording and recommend academic amendments if appropriate, e.g. replacing basic words with more formal alternatives. I endeavour to improve the style and flow of your writing by re-writing or restructuring if necessary (providing clear and concise feedback using Track Changes and Comments boxes so you can quickly and easily accept or reject proposed suggestions). I also check bibliographies if required and advise on integrating your sources.

Proofreading is the final stage in your publication process. It aims to pick up any outstanding grammatical, punctuation, typographical, spelling or miscellaneous errors that may have occurred or been overlooked during the many stages of writing. A final proofread will give a polished, professional feel to your work. Once completed, you are all set for publication!

Editor

Gee Publishing
August, 1993 – October, 1996 (about 3 years)

I managed titles, mainly in the areas of tax and accountancy, copy-editing, proofreading and working with authors throughout the publication process.

Technical Editor

Sweet & Maxwell
June, 1989 – March, 1990 (9 months)

I copy-edited and proofread legal texts, working with authors from the initial manuscript proposal right through to the final publication.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Linguistic Diversity on the EMI Campus: Insider accounts of the use of English and other languages in universities within Asia, Australasia and Europe

Linguistic Diversity on the EMI Campus presents an in-depth ethnographic case study of the language policies and practices of universities in nine countries around the world. Each chapter provides a detailed presentation of the findings from that university, considering the presence of linguistic diversity in institutions from Australia, China, Finland, UK, Turkey, Malaysia, Italy, Spain and J... read more

Linguistic Diversity on the EMI Campus presents an in-depth ethnographic case study of the language policies and practices of universities in nine countries around the world. Each chapter provides a detailed presentation of the findings from that university, considering the presence of linguistic diversity in institutions from Australia, China, Finland, UK, Turkey, Malaysia, Italy, Spain and J... read more

International Marketing

Professor Daniel W Baack, Professor Eric G Harris, Professor Donald E Baack

Takes an integrated approach in which marketing is internationalized, rather than. a textbook that begins with a discussion of international business that then covers marketing s 4Ps.

Takes an integrated approach in which marketing is internationalized, rather than. a textbook that begins with a discussion of international business that then covers marketing s 4Ps.

Get a Better Grade (SAGE Study Skills Series)

Mal Leicester, Denise Taylor

Not sure how to start your essay or prepare for a presentation? Worried about how to structure your report? Questioning what a good assignment actually looks like? With encouraging, jargon-free advice and a clearly defined seven-step plan to getting better grades, this book takes the fear out of academic writing and gives you the tools you need to succeed. Punchy and packed with the dos and do... read more

Not sure how to start your essay or prepare for a presentation? Worried about how to structure your report? Questioning what a good assignment actually looks like? With encouraging, jargon-free advice and a clearly defined seven-step plan to getting better grades, this book takes the fear out of academic writing and gives you the tools you need to succeed. Punchy and packed with the dos and do... read more

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