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.
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 and owner of my own company providing freelance editorial services.
Three people in a marriage: a woman and two men. This was the eighteenth-century Italian aristocrati....
During the 1980s, urban space became an important battleground in a confrontation between left and r....
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
Considered a sign of the 'coming of age' of video games as an artistic medium, the award-winning Bio....
Thousands of books have been written offering the 'secrets' to personal fulfillment and happiness: h....
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
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
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
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
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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Book & magazine copy editor with more than 25 years' experience; eg mystery/historical fiction & history/reference non-fiction
Friendly, efficient editor and researcher with a deep passion for books and authors. Reading is my pleasure as well as my profession.