Samantha Richter

Samantha Richter - Editor

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Editorial professional with background in ELT and educational materials, with some experience with fiction and non-fiction.

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I'm a freelance editor with a background in ELT and educational materials. I'm interested in working on fiction, particularly for children and teens. I offer services from manuscript development through to proofreading and typesetting.
English (UK)
Children’s Non-Fiction
DIY & Crafts
Education & Reference
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Short Story
Young Adult

Work experience

Freelance Editor

February, 2014 – Present (about 7 years)

Providing various editorial services for several ELT and education titles for OUP, Pearson, Pavilion Publishing, York Press, CUP, Macmillan Education, and Garnet Education.
- Services include copy editing, proofreading, content development, digital release checking, copy writing, project management, photo research, audio research.
- Titles include English File, Language for life, Navigate, Big Science, Headway, Insight, Open Mind (US and British English), Lower Deck, CSEC Social Studies.

Managing Editor, ELT, Readers

Macmillan Education
March, 2014 – September, 2014 (6 months)

Responsibilities included:
- Project managing a list of 17 titles for Primary and Secondary/Adult learners
- Commissioning and attending audio recordings
- Researching photos and audio bites
- Selecting photos, giving feedback on artwork and amending briefs
- Contributing to the improvement of the practices in eBook development

Production Editor, Academic and Professional Books

Cambridge University Press
March, 2013 – February, 2014 (11 months)

Production Editor, Academic & Professional Books
Responsibilities included:
- Coordinating the production process of up to 35 books at one time
- Contributing to training materials and improving the training process
- Contributing to continuous improvement of workflows

Production Editor, ELT Adult

Oxford University Press
October, 2012 – May, 2013 (7 months)

Responsibilities included:
- Copy editing and copy writing various components of the course package
- Proofreading including layouts
- Writing briefs for audio and artwork, overseeing rough stages and recordings
- Project managing various components, maintaining budget and schedule
- Writing and editing in XML to produce digital content for disc and online
- Preparing permission requests for sources of reading and listening materials

Portfolio (24 selected works)

English File third edition: Intermediate: Student's Book with iTutor: The best way to get your students talking

Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig

Caution! No English version! Polish release.

Caution! No English version! Polish release.

Open Mind British Edition Elementary Level Student's Book Pack Premium

Mickey Rogers, Joanne Taylore-Knowles, Steve Taylore-Knowles

Macmillan Readers Literature Collections Animal Stories Advanced (2015 Macmillan Readers Literature Collections)

Daniel Barber, Rudyard Kipling, O. Henry, W. W. Jacobs, Jack London, Gerald Durrell, Virginia Woolf, Ceri Jones

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