Ronnie Hanna

Ronnie Hanna – Editor

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.


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.
Biographies & Memoirs History Political Science & Current Affairs Sports & Outdoors
English (UK) English (US)
  • Foundation in Pyblishing - Copy-editing skills, Irish Book Publishers' Association, 2000

Work experience


Feb, 2003 — Present

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).


Feb, 2003 — Present


Riviera at War, The

George G. Kundahl

'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... read more
Title: Lewis Hamilton <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Lewis Hamilton <>Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
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.
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 ev... 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, Stephe... 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 connec... read more

Ronnie has 3 reviews





Helen P.

Helen P.

Nov, 2020

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.
Ronnie H.
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 B.

Riaz B.

Mar, 2020

Excellent help, Ronnie. Thank you. The books title will be Popcorn and Muslims. Just getting some artwork done now.
Ronnie H.
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.
Riaz B.

Riaz B.

May, 2019

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!
Ronnie H.
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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