Richard Cosgrove

Richard Cosgrove - Editor

London, United Kingdom

A 16-year veteran of copy editing and proofreading work by writers from across the world.

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Overview

In my 16 years career in copy editing, I have worked with writers on topics ranging from collectable toys to specialised financial instruments. I provide thorough and swift editing service to major publishers, working with writers from around the world.

Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Comics (non fiction)
Computers & Internet
Economics
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
New Age
Politics & Current Affairs
Technology
Fiction
Plays & Screenplays

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
June, 2011 – Present (about 7 years)

As a freelance copy editor and sub-editor, I provide editorial services to magazines, newspapers, websites, as well as independent and mainstream book publishers. My role is to provide extra value to your work, by ensuring that your work is polished, legally safe and meets your readers' and publisher's expectations. I work with writers from across the world, some of whom have English as a second or third language. My clients include major publishers such as News International, international charities, and specialist publishers such as Euromoney. I also proof screenplays.

Weekend chief sub-editor

International Business Times UK
July, 2014 – May, 2017 (almost 3 years)

Sub-edited articles based on current affairs from reporters based across the world, who, for some, had English as a second or third language.

Sub-editor

Incisive Media
November, 2010 – June, 2012 (over 1 year)

Edited news and feature articles for eight magazines on the worldwide private equity investment industry. I also edited supplements.

Production editor

Future Publishing
January, 2005 – August, 2010 (over 5 years)

I worked on a variety of titles for Future Publishing. I began editing magazines about home entertainment technology, finally working on PC Zone – a monthly 180-page magazine about videogaming and videogaming culture, for which an understanding of videogaming, technology and satirical and comedy writing was required.

Sub-editor and production editor

Highbury entertainment
May, 2000 – January, 2005 (over 4 years)

I began my professional career working for Highbury Entertainment, which has now ceased trading. I specialised in editing magazines about consumer-level entertainment equipment and for satellite TV enthusiasts.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Girl from Penthorpe Hill

Carol Clayton

The Girl from Penthorpe Hill is a compassionate and inspirational story of a young woman coming of age. Jasmine returns to the hauntingly compelling Penthorpe Hill, her family home in the beautiful English countryside, where her heart is and where life changed forever after her popular father suddenly died, leaving young Jasmine to care for her baby brother Matthew, and mentally unstable mothe... read more

The Girl from Penthorpe Hill is a compassionate and inspirational story of a young woman coming of age. Jasmine returns to the hauntingly compelling Penthorpe Hill, her family home in the beautiful English countryside, where her heart is and where life changed forever after her popular father suddenly died, leaving young Jasmine to care for her baby brother Matthew, and mentally unstable mothe... read more

George and the Treasure Box Mysteries

'Fiz'

George and the Treasure Box Mysteries

George and the Treasure Box Mysteries

The Adventures of Charles and Camilla Chinchilla

Dee Mary Scott

Five great stories of the adventures of two young beige chinchillas: how they escape from their cage in the shed in which they live and how they explore their garden and the Scottish village in which they live, with their owner Mary. Be aware they get into lots of trouble, both frightened Charles and his naughty but brave, sister Camilla. How they meet the school children, other animals and wh... read more

Five great stories of the adventures of two young beige chinchillas: how they escape from their cage in the shed in which they live and how they explore their garden and the Scottish village in which they live, with their owner Mary. Be aware they get into lots of trouble, both frightened Charles and his naughty but brave, sister Camilla. How they meet the school children, other animals and wh... read more

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