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Sally Osborn

Sally Osborn - Editor

Thiviers, France

Editor and proofreader with 25 years' experience offering freelance services to individual authors and publishers, both trade and academic.

Overview

Whatever you're writing, you want your words to shine and to be the best they can. This is where an independent eye can often help, by spotting the problems that you're too close to see. I can work with your words and within your voice to achieve the most suitable result for your chosen audience. Whether you require a straightforward proofread, more substantial editing or a structural rewrite, I can work with you to achieve the result you desire.

I offer editing and proofreading of novels, non-fiction books, dissertations, papers and articles for both experienced and novice authors. As a published author myself I understand the pressures of the writing process, and much of my work is with authors whose first language is not English, particularly as I speak good French. I have a PhD in History and a background in management, so am happy working on both academic and professional publications as well as fiction.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Education & Reference Health & wellbeing History Philosophy Politics & Current Affairs Self-help & Self-improvement Travel
Fiction
Historical Fiction Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • PhD in History
  • MA in Historical Research
  • BA Hons in Humanities

Work experience

Publishing Manager

Nicholas Brealey Publishing
January, 2005 – May, 2016 (over 11 years)

Permanent freelance assignment managing all pre-production for this successful independent publisher. Job ceased at end of May 2016 following the company's acquisition by a major corporate.

Director

EditExpert Ltd
April, 1990 – Present (over 27 years)

Director and owner of my own company providing freelance editorial services.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

A Lady's Man: The Cicisbei, Private Morals and National Identity in Italy (Genders and Sexualities in History)

Roberto Bizzocchi

Three people in a marriage: a woman and two men. This was the eighteenth-century Italian aristocrati....

Three people in a marriage: a woman and two men. This was the eighteenth-century Italian aristocrati....

Contemporary British Fiction and the Cultural Politics of Disenfranchisement: Freedom and the City

Alexander Beaumont

During the 1980s, urban space became an important battleground in a confrontation between left and r....

During the 1980s, urban space became an important battleground in a confrontation between left and r....

The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society (ICAZ - Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication)

The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society offers critical assessments of theoretical and applied research on digitally-mediated communication, a central area of study in the 21st century. * Examines topics with unprecedented breadth and depth, with the aim of bringing together international and interdisciplinary perspectives * Organized in an accessible A-Z format wit... read more

The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society offers critical assessments of theoretical and applied research on digitally-mediated communication, a central area of study in the 21st century. * Examines topics with unprecedented breadth and depth, with the aim of bringing together international and interdisciplinary perspectives * Organized in an accessible A-Z format wit... read more

Bioshock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Book (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

Considered a sign of the 'coming of age' of video games as an artistic medium, the award-winning Bio....

Considered a sign of the 'coming of age' of video games as an artistic medium, the award-winning Bio....

50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life from Timeless Sages to Contemporary Gurus (50 Classics)

Tom Butler-Bowdon

Thousands of books have been written offering the 'secrets' to personal fulfillment and happiness: h....

Thousands of books have been written offering the 'secrets' to personal fulfillment and happiness: h....

A Summer in Gascony: The Other South of France

Martin Calder

A Summer in Gascony A work on Gascony that presents a tale of an extraordinary summer spent in this relatively unknown part of south-western France, the home of D Artagnan, Cyrano de Bergerac, gutsy red wine, fine sweet wine Armagnac and sunflowers. Full description

A Summer in Gascony A work on Gascony that presents a tale of an extraordinary summer spent in this relatively unknown part of south-western France, the home of D Artagnan, Cyrano de Bergerac, gutsy red wine, fine sweet wine Armagnac and sunflowers. Full description

Why the Dutch are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands

Ben Coates

Stranded at Schiphol airport, Ben Coates called up a friendly Dutch girl he'd met some months earlier. He stayed for dinner. Actually, he stayed for good. In the first book to consider the hidden heart and history of the Netherlands from a modern perspective, the author explores the length and breadth of his adopted homeland and discovers why one of the world's smallest countries is also so si... read more

Stranded at Schiphol airport, Ben Coates called up a friendly Dutch girl he'd met some months earlier. He stayed for dinner. Actually, he stayed for good. In the first book to consider the hidden heart and history of the Netherlands from a modern perspective, the author explores the length and breadth of his adopted homeland and discovers why one of the world's smallest countries is also so si... read more

The Brain Sell: When Science Meets Shopping

David Lewis

Science has made the leap from the lab to come to a store near you and the effects on us are phenomenal. Corporations in hyper-competition are now using the new mind sciences to analyze how and when we shop, and the hidden triggers that persuade us to consume. From bargains in the Big Apple to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, from in-store to interactive and online to mobile, neuromarketing p... read more

Science has made the leap from the lab to come to a store near you and the effects on us are phenomenal. Corporations in hyper-competition are now using the new mind sciences to analyze how and when we shop, and the hidden triggers that persuade us to consume. From bargains in the Big Apple to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, from in-store to interactive and online to mobile, neuromarketing p... read more

Swiss Watching: Inside the Land of Milk and Money

Diccon Bewes

New updated edition, new statistics and Epilogue One country, four languages, 26 cantons, and 7.5 million people (but only 80% of them Swiss): there's nowhere else in Europe like it. Switzerland may be almost 400 km from the nearest drop of seawater, but it is an island at the centre of Europe. Welcome to the landlocked island. Swiss Watching is a fascinating journey around Europe s most indiv... read more

New updated edition, new statistics and Epilogue One country, four languages, 26 cantons, and 7.5 million people (but only 80% of them Swiss): there's nowhere else in Europe like it. Switzerland may be almost 400 km from the nearest drop of seawater, but it is an island at the centre of Europe. Welcome to the landlocked island. Swiss Watching is a fascinating journey around Europe s most indiv... read more

The Art of Action: How Leaders Close the Gaps between Plans, Actions and Results

Stephen Bungay

What do you want me to do? This question is the enduring management issue, a perennial problem that Stephen Bungay shows has an old solution that is counter-intuitive and yet common sense. The Art of Action is a thought-provoking and fresh look at how managers can turn planning into execution, and execution into results. Drawing on his experience as a consultant, senior manager and a highly re... read more

What do you want me to do? This question is the enduring management issue, a perennial problem that Stephen Bungay shows has an old solution that is counter-intuitive and yet common sense. The Art of Action is a thought-provoking and fresh look at how managers can turn planning into execution, and execution into results. Drawing on his experience as a consultant, senior manager and a highly re... read more

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