Ronnie Hanna

Ronnie Hanna - Editor

Portadown, Craigavon, UK

I have been involved in publishing since 1986 and have operated as a freelancer since 2003. I am also a lecturer in history at QUB.

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Overview

I'm a freelance copy-editor, also with experience of proofreading and indexing. I have worked for publishers such as HarperCollins, Penguin, I.B.Tauris and Bloomsbury. Highlights include working on the autobiography of Frank Lampard (Totally Frank, HarperSport), where I came up with most of the chapter titles, and the Royal British Legion's 90th anniversary book (HarperCollins), where I produced most of the text, based on interviews with the contributors, including Dame Vera Lynn and Haley Westenra. Having written a few books myself, I hope I might be able to bring a writer's perspective to the editing process as well as take a strategic overview of any publication I'm working on.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Political Science & Current Affairs
Sports & Outdoors

Certifications

  • Foundation in Pyblishing - Copy-editing skills, Irish Book Publishers' Association, 2000

Work experience

Copy-editor

Self-employed
February, 2003 – Present (about 18 years)

I have been involved in publishing since 1986, first as an Editorial Manager with Ulster Society Publications Ltd and then as an Editor with Colourpoint Books, before deciding to go freelance in 2003. As a freelance copy-editor I have worked on a range of projects for a number of leading publishers, for example, 101 Great Philosophers and Cymbeline (Bloomsbury); Lewis Hamilton: My Story and Sky News: 20 Years of Breaking News (HarperCollins); Voices of the Old Firm and Who's Who of Chelsea (Mainstream); and Gary Cooper, The Penguin Dictionary of Marketing and The Penguin Guide to the European Union (Penguin). For I.B. Tauris, I have copy-edited The Riviera at War and A Short History of the Hundred Years War, among other titles. As well as copy-editing, I have also experience of proofreading (e.g. Jean-Jacques Rousseau for Bloomsbury and London: The Historical Atlas for Penguin) and indexing (e.g. Thatcher's Millions for Mainstream and The Wester Lit Survival Kit for Penguin). In addition to my work in publishing I am also a part-time lecturer in history at the Queen's University of Belfast (since 1994).

Freelance copy-editor

Self-employed
February, 2003 – Present (about 18 years)

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Sky News: 20 Years of Breaking News

When Sky launched the first European news channel on 5th Febuary 1989, sceptics said 24-hour news and satellite TV had no future. Twenty years on, Sky News has transformed news broadcasting and Sky has become a cornerstone of UK media. Today Sky News is connecting with audiences in more ways than ever before. Wherever news is happening, its mission to be "first for breaking news" and the quali... read more

When Sky launched the first European news channel on 5th Febuary 1989, sceptics said 24-hour news and satellite TV had no future. Twenty years on, Sky News has transformed news broadcasting and Sky has become a cornerstone of UK media. Today Sky News is connecting with audiences in more ways than ever before. Wherever news is happening, its mission to be "first for breaking news" and the quali... read more

Voices Of The Old Firm (Mainstream Sport)

Stephen Walsh

This revised and updated edition of Stephen Walsh's Voices of the Old Firm tells the history of Rangers and Celtic in the words of those who can say, 'I was there'. By interviewing players, managers and, above all, supporters of the great Glasgow clubs, Stephen Walsh has built up a unique picture of 60 years of football and football culture in the city. Full of historical detail, the book surv... read more

This revised and updated edition of Stephen Walsh's Voices of the Old Firm tells the history of Rangers and Celtic in the words of those who can say, 'I was there'. By interviewing players, managers and, above all, supporters of the great Glasgow clubs, Stephen Walsh has built up a unique picture of 60 years of football and football culture in the city. Full of historical detail, the book surv... read more

The Penguin Dictionary of Marketing

Phil Harris

Paperback. Pub Date :2011-07-08 Pages: 304 Language: English Publisher: Penguin UK The Penguin Dictionary of Marketing is the only one-volume dictionary of its kind to offer full sections of international terms. giving it a truly global readership. Covering everything from direct marketing to slogans. political marketing to corporate affairs this is ideal for A-level and undergraduate students... read more

Paperback. Pub Date :2011-07-08 Pages: 304 Language: English Publisher: Penguin UK The Penguin Dictionary of Marketing is the only one-volume dictionary of its kind to offer full sections of international terms. giving it a truly global readership. Covering everything from direct marketing to slogans. political marketing to corporate affairs this is ideal for A-level and undergraduate students... read more

101 Great Philosophers: Makers of Modern Thought

Madsen Pirie

A guide to 101 thinkers in the history of philosophy. It summarizes the contribution 101 key philosophers who have made to the development of philosophical thought, since the ancient Greeks. It offers a glimpse into each philosopher's life and work.

A guide to 101 thinkers in the history of philosophy. It summarizes the contribution 101 key philosophers who have made to the development of philosophical thought, since the ancient Greeks. It offers a glimpse into each philosopher's life and work.

Lewis Hamilton: My Story.

Lewis Hamilton

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Title: Lewis Hamilton <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Lewis Hamilton <>Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS

Gary Cooper (Great Stars)

David Thomson

'Cooper was heroic, of course, in his own mind as much as in his scripts. He was manly, tall, ruggedly handsome. He was a man for a fight.'On screen he was the ultimate all-American hero: lean, laconic and masculine, a lone sheriff battling his enemies in High Noon, or a tough individualist in The Fountainhead. Off screen he bedded a host of leading ladies and carefully honed his image, making... read more

'Cooper was heroic, of course, in his own mind as much as in his scripts. He was manly, tall, ruggedly handsome. He was a man for a fight.'On screen he was the ultimate all-American hero: lean, laconic and masculine, a lone sheriff battling his enemies in High Noon, or a tough individualist in The Fountainhead. Off screen he bedded a host of leading ladies and carefully honed his image, making... read more

Riviera at War, The

George G. Kundahl

Ronnie has 3 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Helen Parker-Drabble
Ronnie's expertise bought my non-fiction book alive. The index took my book to a professional level. I am delighted I didn't skimp at this penultimate stage of publication.

Helen Parker-Drabble, November 2020

Ronnie Hanna
I can honestly say that it has been a pleasure to work with Helen and on her book. As a collaborative process, it was to my mind exemplary. An astute and always pleasant author combined with a very...
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Riaz Bagha
Excellent help, Ronnie. Thank you. The books title will be Popcorn and Muslims. Just getting some artwork done now.

Riaz Bagha, March 2020

Ronnie Hanna
This was a very enjoyable book to work on and the author was extremely amenable to suggestions and very easy to work with. In many ways it was a model collaboration.

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Riaz Bagha
Ronnie is thorough, meticulous with every word and sentence, and a pleasure to work with. I plan to write a second book, and I would not hesitate using his expertise again. If that is not an excellent endorsement, I do not know what is!

Riaz Bagha, May 2019

Ronnie Hanna
I am very grateful for Riaz's kind comments. I also appreciate the expeditious manner in which he has dealt with my queries and how well he has adapted to the editorial process.

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