Sandra Creaser

Sandra Creaser - Editor

Hull, UK

Music, craft, culture, DIY, business, arts and more!Thorough, sympathetic proofreader/copy-editor - non-fiction only. 20yrs work experience.

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Overview

A careful proofreader should be able to check text on any non-technical subject which is why I am happy to consider your project whatever the topic. I have over 20 years experience in UK academic administration but have spent the last two years working on Bloomsbury Academic titles including 'Antipodal Shakespeare', 'A Cultural History of Money' series, 'Ethnographic Collecting' and many Classical Studies academic coursebooks. I have worked with senior academics across the UK in developing research funding policy, as well as lecturers and administrators in further and higher education. Having gained a wealth of experience in document production and presentation I took the opportunity to successfully achieve a diploma in professional editing. Drawing on my working experience and IT skills I help others improve the presentation of their writing, both grammatically and technically. I am also a professionally trained musician and skilled craftsman, so can cover a wide range of subject areas including the arts, culture, social sciences, and classical studies for example. I prefer to work with non-fiction, academic texts and also business or commercial related documentation. I have three children and a crazy Labrador and working from home gives me flexibility to manage my work-life balance, but I NEVER miss a deadline!!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Business & Management
DIY & Crafts
Education & Reference
Fashion & Textiles
Home & Garden
Music
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • Maple Academy Diploma in Professional Editing and Proofreading
  • BMus Honours Degree in Music
  • RSA Higher Diploma in Administrative and Secretarial Procedures

Work experience

Proofreader and Copy-Editor

Bloomsbury
June, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

Pre-press final copy proofreading and copy-editing for widely regarded global publishing company. Subcontracted by RefineCatchLtd, typesetters for Bloomsbury and many other large global publishing companies.

Proofreader and copy-editor

Self-employed
June, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

Over the last 2 years I have been working on a freelance basis mainly for UK leading typesetter RefineCatchLtd on titles published by Bloomsbury Academic UK. Books have been authored by academic experts in their field from all over the world and have been published in either the UK and/or the US. Most books have been in the field of the arts, cultural studies, philosophy and general history and have ranged from 60,000 to 120,000 words.

Prior to freelancing I worked for 13 years in senior management positions in UK academic institutions and a social science funding agency after gaining qualifications at degree level in Music, and higher diploma level in administration and a range of IT skills.

Senior Policy Manager

Self-employed
September, 1996 – August, 2006 (almost 10 years)

Managing a team of between 2 and 15 in developing and implementing the allocation of funding for postgraduate research training in the UK Social Sciences. Involving policy development, production of process information documents at all levels, writing and presenting papers to academic boards, commissioning and managing projects.

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Staging Musicals: An Essential Guide

Matthew White

Ever dreamt of putting on a musical from scratch? Or perhaps you already have, but some extra guidance would be welcome. Look no further: this book will give you all the information you need to successfully stage a musical. Placing a firm emphasis on good organisation and careful planning, Matthew White guides the reader through the various stages and processes involved in putting on a musical... read more

Ever dreamt of putting on a musical from scratch? Or perhaps you already have, but some extra guidance would be welcome. Look no further: this book will give you all the information you need to successfully stage a musical. Placing a firm emphasis on good organisation and careful planning, Matthew White guides the reader through the various stages and processes involved in putting on a musical... read more

Art Nouveau and the Classical Tradition (IMAGINES - Classical Receptions in the Visual and Performing Arts)

Richard Warren

Art Nouveau was a style for a new age, but it was also one that continued to look back to the past. This new study shows how in expressing many of their most essential concerns – sexuality, death and the nature of art – its artists drew heavily upon classical literature and the iconography of classical art. It challenges the conventional view that Art Nouveau's adherents turned their backs on ... read more

Art Nouveau was a style for a new age, but it was also one that continued to look back to the past. This new study shows how in expressing many of their most essential concerns – sexuality, death and the nature of art – its artists drew heavily upon classical literature and the iconography of classical art. It challenges the conventional view that Art Nouveau's adherents turned their backs on ... read more

Antipodal Shakespeare: Remembering and Forgetting in Britain, Australia and New Zealand, 1916 - 2016

Gordon McMullan, Philip Mead, Ailsa Grant Ferguson, Mark Houlahan, Kate Flaherty

Despite a recent surge of critical interest in the Shakespeare Tercentenary, a great deal has been forgotten about this key moment in the history of the place of Shakespeare in national and global culture – much more than has been remembered. This book offers new archival discoveries about, and new interpretations of, the Tercentenary celebrations in Britain, Australia and New Zealand and refl... read more

Despite a recent surge of critical interest in the Shakespeare Tercentenary, a great deal has been forgotten about this key moment in the history of the place of Shakespeare in national and global culture – much more than has been remembered. This book offers new archival discoveries about, and new interpretations of, the Tercentenary celebrations in Britain, Australia and New Zealand and refl... read more

Fashion Installation: Body, Space, and Performance

Adam Geczy, Vicki Karaminas

Gone are the days when fashion relied on a runway launch with coinciding press promotions to show a couturier's new range. Today, design houses are thinking beyond traditional methods of display to stimulate interest in their collections, such as to the internet, fashion film and, more recently, fashion installations. This book offers a critical evaluation of the changing ways in which fashion... read more

Gone are the days when fashion relied on a runway launch with coinciding press promotions to show a couturier's new range. Today, design houses are thinking beyond traditional methods of display to stimulate interest in their collections, such as to the internet, fashion film and, more recently, fashion installations. This book offers a critical evaluation of the changing ways in which fashion... read more

Julie Hesmondhalgh: A Working Diary (Theatre Makers)

Julie Hesmondhalgh

Actor Julie Hesmondhalgh's working diary begins in November 2016 at the end of a full and exciting year of theatre-making with her company, Take Back. The company is a northern-based collective creating immediate script-in-hand responses to social and political events (of which there were many in 2016). Her work with Take Back fell between filming the third series of Broadchurch for ITV and st... read more

Actor Julie Hesmondhalgh's working diary begins in November 2016 at the end of a full and exciting year of theatre-making with her company, Take Back. The company is a northern-based collective creating immediate script-in-hand responses to social and political events (of which there were many in 2016). Her work with Take Back fell between filming the third series of Broadchurch for ITV and st... read more

Everyday Eating in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden: A Comparative Study of Meal Patterns 1997-2012

The chapters in this volume concentrate on the mundane and ordinary eating practices of the everyday, showing how these are linked to change in modern society. The contributors present a collection of systematic empirical results from a unique study based on representative samples of four Nordic populations - Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden - conducted at two time points, 15 years apart. T... read more

The chapters in this volume concentrate on the mundane and ordinary eating practices of the everyday, showing how these are linked to change in modern society. The contributors present a collection of systematic empirical results from a unique study based on representative samples of four Nordic populations - Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden - conducted at two time points, 15 years apart. T... read more

Cultural Change in Modern World History: Cases, Causes and Consequences

Peter N. Stearns

In this innovative textbook, leading world historian Peter Stearns analyses key examples of culture change from around the world, highlighting what culture change involves and how it can be explained and assessed, both historically and in the contemporary world.Culture change is one of the most interesting and significant features of human society, but until now there has been no book for the ... read more

In this innovative textbook, leading world historian Peter Stearns analyses key examples of culture change from around the world, highlighting what culture change involves and how it can be explained and assessed, both historically and in the contemporary world.Culture change is one of the most interesting and significant features of human society, but until now there has been no book for the ... read more

Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers

Trent Hergenrader

The digital technologies of the 21st century are reshaping how we experience storytelling. More than ever before, storylines from the world's most popular narratives cross from the pages of books to the movie theatre, to our television screens and in comic books series. Plots intersect and intertwine, allowing audiences many different entry points to the narratives. In this sometimes bewilderi... read more

The digital technologies of the 21st century are reshaping how we experience storytelling. More than ever before, storylines from the world's most popular narratives cross from the pages of books to the movie theatre, to our television screens and in comic books series. Plots intersect and intertwine, allowing audiences many different entry points to the narratives. In this sometimes bewilderi... read more

Ethnographic Collecting and African Agency in Early Colonial West Africa: A Study of Trans-Imperial Cultural Flows (Contextualizing Art Markets)

Zachary Kingdon

The early collections from Africa in Liverpool's World Museum reflect the city's longstanding shipping and commercial links with Africa's Atlantic coast. A principal component of these collections is an assemblage of several thousand artefacts from western Africa that were transported to institutions in northwest England between 1894 and 1916 by the Liverpool steam ship engineer Arnold Ridyard... read more

The early collections from Africa in Liverpool's World Museum reflect the city's longstanding shipping and commercial links with Africa's Atlantic coast. A principal component of these collections is an assemblage of several thousand artefacts from western Africa that were transported to institutions in northwest England between 1894 and 1916 by the Liverpool steam ship engineer Arnold Ridyard... read more

Elias and David: Introductions to Philosophy with Olympiodorus: Introduction to Logic (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)

Sebastian Gertz

The three ancient philosophical introductions translated in this volume flesh out our picture of what it would have been like to sit in a first-year Philosophy course in ancient Alexandria.Ammonius (AD 445-517/26) set up a new teaching programme in Alexandria with up to six introductions to the philosophy curriculum, which made it far more accessible, and encouraged its spread from Greek to ot... read more

The three ancient philosophical introductions translated in this volume flesh out our picture of what it would have been like to sit in a first-year Philosophy course in ancient Alexandria.Ammonius (AD 445-517/26) set up a new teaching programme in Alexandria with up to six introductions to the philosophy curriculum, which made it far more accessible, and encouraged its spread from Greek to ot... read more

Resistance, Revolution and Fascism: Zapatismo and Assemblage Politics

Anthony Faramelli

Examining the under-theorized relationship between revolution and fascism, this book outlines a politics of resistance to these forms of domination. Through an examination of the psychic conditions created by integrated world capitalism, as well as by the revolutionary projects that oppose this form of financial and social organization, Anthony Faramelli identifies the limits of revolutionary ... read more

Examining the under-theorized relationship between revolution and fascism, this book outlines a politics of resistance to these forms of domination. Through an examination of the psychic conditions created by integrated world capitalism, as well as by the revolutionary projects that oppose this form of financial and social organization, Anthony Faramelli identifies the limits of revolutionary ... read more

Victorian Epic Burlesques: A Critical Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Theatrical Entertainments after Homer (Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception)

Rachel Bryant Davies

This anthology presents annotated scripts of four major burlesques by key playwrights: Melodrama Mad! or, the Siege of Troy by Thomas John Dibdin (1819); Telemachus; or, the Island of Calypso by J.R. Planché (1834); The Iliad; or, the Siege of Troy by Robert Brough (1858) and Ulysses; or the Ironclad Warriors and the Little Tug of War by F.C. Burnand (1865). Beloved legend, archaeological ridd... read more

This anthology presents annotated scripts of four major burlesques by key playwrights: Melodrama Mad! or, the Siege of Troy by Thomas John Dibdin (1819); Telemachus; or, the Island of Calypso by J.R. Planché (1834); The Iliad; or, the Siege of Troy by Robert Brough (1858) and Ulysses; or the Ironclad Warriors and the Little Tug of War by F.C. Burnand (1865). Beloved legend, archaeological ridd... read more

A Cultural History of the Emotions: Volumes 1-6 (The Cultural Histories Series)

Across six volumes, A Cultural History of the Emotions explores how emotions have changed over the course of human history, but also also how emotions have themselves created and changed history. Emotions underpin our everyday lives and shape our mental, physical and social well-being. This collection shows how emotions can offer a unique insight into the historical thought and function of dif... read more

Across six volumes, A Cultural History of the Emotions explores how emotions have changed over the course of human history, but also also how emotions have themselves created and changed history. Emotions underpin our everyday lives and shape our mental, physical and social well-being. This collection shows how emotions can offer a unique insight into the historical thought and function of dif... read more

Tracking Classical Monsters in Popular Culture

Liz Gloyn

What is it about ancient monsters that popular culture still finds so enthralling? Why do the monsters of antiquity continue to stride across the modern world? In this book, the first in-depth study of how post-classical societies use the creatures from ancient myth, Liz Gloyn reveals the trends behind how we have used monsters since the 1950s to the present day, and considers why they have re... read more

What is it about ancient monsters that popular culture still finds so enthralling? Why do the monsters of antiquity continue to stride across the modern world? In this book, the first in-depth study of how post-classical societies use the creatures from ancient myth, Liz Gloyn reveals the trends behind how we have used monsters since the 1950s to the present day, and considers why they have re... read more

Unfit: Jewish Degeneration and Modernism

Marilyn Reizbaum

An obsession with “degeneration” was a central preoccupation of modernist culture at the start of the 20th century. Less attention has been paid to the fact that many of the key thinkers in “degeneration theory” – including Cesare Lombroso, Max Nordau, and Magnus Hirschfeld – were Jewish. Unfit: Jewish Degeneration and Modernism is the first in-depth study of the Jewish cultural roots of this ... read more

An obsession with “degeneration” was a central preoccupation of modernist culture at the start of the 20th century. Less attention has been paid to the fact that many of the key thinkers in “degeneration theory” – including Cesare Lombroso, Max Nordau, and Magnus Hirschfeld – were Jewish. Unfit: Jewish Degeneration and Modernism is the first in-depth study of the Jewish cultural roots of this ... read more

The Modern Spain Sourcebook: A Cultural History from 1600 to the Present

María Asunción Gómez, Paula De La Cruz-Fernández, José Manuel Morcillo-Gómez, Aurora G. Morcillo

Incorporating a wide range of visual and translated written sources, The Modern Spain Sourcebook documents Spain's history from the Enlightenment to the present.The book is thematically arranged and includes six key primary sources on ten significant areas of Spanish history, including the arts, work, education, religion, politics, sexuality and empire. As well as the book's overarching introd... read more

Incorporating a wide range of visual and translated written sources, The Modern Spain Sourcebook documents Spain's history from the Enlightenment to the present.The book is thematically arranged and includes six key primary sources on ten significant areas of Spanish history, including the arts, work, education, religion, politics, sexuality and empire. As well as the book's overarching introd... read more

Transorientalism in Art, Fashion, and Film: Inventions of Identity

Adam Geczy

Combining transnationalism and exoticism, transorientalism is the new orientalism of the age of globalization. With its roots in earlier times, it is a term that emphasizes alteration, mutation, and exchange between cultures.While the familiar orientalisms persist, transorientalism is a term that covers notions like the adoption of a hat from a different country for Turkish nationalist dress, ... read more

Combining transnationalism and exoticism, transorientalism is the new orientalism of the age of globalization. With its roots in earlier times, it is a term that emphasizes alteration, mutation, and exchange between cultures.While the familiar orientalisms persist, transorientalism is a term that covers notions like the adoption of a hat from a different country for Turkish nationalist dress, ... read more

Philosophical Thought in Russia in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century: A Contemporary View from Russia and Abroad

Vladislav A. Lektorsky, Marina F. Bykova

Philosophical Thought in Russia in the Second Half of the 20th Century is the first book of its kind that offers a systematic overview of an often misrepresented period in Russia's philosophy. Focusing on philosophical ideas produced during the late 1950s – early 1990s, it reconstructs the development of genuine philosophical thought in the Soviet period and introduces those non-dogmatic Russi... read more

Philosophical Thought in Russia in the Second Half of the 20th Century is the first book of its kind that offers a systematic overview of an often misrepresented period in Russia's philosophy. Focusing on philosophical ideas produced during the late 1950s – early 1990s, it reconstructs the development of genuine philosophical thought in the Soviet period and introduces those non-dogmatic Russi... read more

Reflections and New Perspectives on Virgil's Georgics

Virgil's Georgics, the most neglected of the poet's three major works, is brought to life and infused with fresh meanings in this dynamic collection of new readings. The Georgics is shown to be a rich field of inherited and varied literary forms, actively inviting a wide range of interpretations as well as deep reflection on its place within the tradition of didactic poetry. The essays contain... read more

Virgil's Georgics, the most neglected of the poet's three major works, is brought to life and infused with fresh meanings in this dynamic collection of new readings. The Georgics is shown to be a rich field of inherited and varied literary forms, actively inviting a wide range of interpretations as well as deep reflection on its place within the tradition of didactic poetry. The essays contain... read more

Gardens for Gloriana: Wealth, Splendour and Design in the Elizabethan Garden

Jane Whitaker

The formal gardens of Elizabethan England were among the glories of their age. Complementing the great houses of the day, they reflected the aspirations of their owners, whose greatest desire was to achieve success at Court and to delight the Queen. No leading courtier would be without his great house, no great house was complete without its garden. In this richly illustrated work, Jane Whitak... read more

The formal gardens of Elizabethan England were among the glories of their age. Complementing the great houses of the day, they reflected the aspirations of their owners, whose greatest desire was to achieve success at Court and to delight the Queen. No leading courtier would be without his great house, no great house was complete without its garden. In this richly illustrated work, Jane Whitak... read more

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