Roanne Charles

Roanne Charles – Editor

Professional, qualified non-fiction editor with years of experience, but a fresh approach. Education resources and guides a speciality.


I am a professional non-fiction editor with over 20 years' publishing experience, mainly in education and academia. I have worked on classroom resources for primary school teachers and their pupils, study guides for older students, and popular History books. As well as History, I specialise in English/literacy, Drama, Film and Media.
With development editing, I can guide an author during the drafting and writing process to help with clarity, accessibility, tone, consistency and topic coverage, for example. This is done with sensitivity and imagination, and can be a set of detailed comments or a more general overview to point the right direction. A copy-edit will fine-tune and polish, so the work is accurate and the best it can be. Proofreading will check over those little points of spelling, grammar and punctuation that can still make a difference!
Children’s Non-Fiction Education & Reference ELT Entertainment History Sociology Sports & Outdoors
English (UK)
  • Copy-Editing, Publishing Training Centre

Work experience


Aug, 2004 — Present

Project editing, development editing, copy-editing and proofreading study guides, teachers' resources, textbooks and popular history books for Illuminate, CUP, OUP, Scholastic, Bloomsbury, Taylor & Francis, History Press.
Services include:
simple to complex editing of manuscripts
image research
budget control
author and design liaison
checking layouts
project management.


Nov, 2003 — Jul, 2004 (8 months)

Project management and development editing of educational books and resources for Primary teachers and pupils.


Sep, 2001 — Nov, 2003 (about 2 years)

Copy-editing, proofreading and proof-checking of educational books and resources for Primary teachers and pupils.