Sara Hall

Sara Hall – Editor

Qualified proofreader specialising in arts and history. Over 10 years' experience. Have worked for the History Press, ProQuest and Facet.

Overview

A qualified freelance proofreader and professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), I have over 20 years’ experience as an information professional and five years’ experience as a proofreader. I possess a diverse range of skills developed within the academic library sector where I specialised in the fields of art, design and history.

I have recently completed the Publishing Training Centre’s ‘Basic Proofreading’ course and am proficient on a wide range of computer packages, have an excellent eye for detail, and take pride in working to extremely high accuracy at all times. I am able to work quickly and accurately under pressure and possess exceptional organisational skills.

I have worked for a range of publishers including ProQuest, Pegasus, the History Press and Facet Publishing, and work on both hard copy manuscripts and electronic (using MS Word Track changes and Adobe PDF).
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Fantasy
Non-Fiction
Art Biographies & Memoirs Design History
Languages
English (UK)
Certifications
  • Publishing Qualifications Board - Basic Proofreading V5 by Distance Learning
  • Society of Indexers - Accredited Indexer
  • Manchester Metropolitan University - Postgraduate Diploma in Library & Information Studies
  • Open University - BA Hons (Open)

Work experience

The History Press

Sep, 2018 — Present

Proofreading, copy-editing and indexing of full-length, non-fiction manuscripts, predominantly online.

Pegasus Publishing

Aug, 2017 — Present

Proofreading and basic editing of full-length, predominantly fiction manuscripts, both online and in hard copy.

Facet Publishing

Aug, 2016 — Present

Proofreading, editing and indexing of full-length, non-fiction manuscripts, both online and hard copy.

ProQuest

Aug, 2005 — Dec, 2016 (over 11 years)

Responsible for abstracting, indexing and proofreading journal articles for inclusion in the 'Design & Applied Arts Index' and 'Art Bibliographies Modern' databases.

Intute: Arts & Humanities

Sep, 2003 — Jul, 2010 (almost 7 years)

Responsible for cataloguing, classification, description and indexing of arts-based internet resources onto the Intute database; website development, resource discovery; provision of user education sessions for students and lecturers.

Manchester Metropolitan University Library

Sep, 1998 — Sep, 2003 (about 5 years)

Subject librarian for Art & Design. Responsibilities included academic staff liaison, stock selection, user education, cataloguing and enquiry desk work.

Portfolio

When an inquisitive and determined young girl discovers she can see music as well as hear it, she uses this power to destroy the curse of disharmony engulfing her world. Elin is to assist in her father's illusionist show, but the disastrous events of that nigh... read more
Participatory Archives: Theory and practice is divided into four sections with each focused on a particular aspect of participatory archives: social tagging and commenting; transcription; crowdfunding; and outreach & activist communities. Each section includes... read more
London's Clubland charts the evolution of St James's by exploring the social and cultural history of the city's most prestigious district, and explores the tensions between the world of privilege and an emerging public realm over three centuries. The core of w... read more
Billy Donaldson is twenty years old, works in a dead-end job, and has lived with his parents in Fort William, Scotland, all his life. Single and friendless, his miserable existence is made worse by his abusive parents and work colleagues who make his life hell... read more
In resource poor, cost saving times, this book advises information professionals on how to search more efficiently. The book brings together expert international practitioners and researchers to highlight the latest thinking on systematic searching. Beginning ... read more
The Final Innings

Christopher Sandford

THE declaration of war against Germany on 3 September 1939 brought an end to the second (and as yet, final) Golden Age of English cricket. Over 200 first-class English players signed up to fight in that first year; 52 never came back. In many ways, the summer ... read more
Soldiering On

Adam Powell

A month after the Armistice, Prime Minister David Lloyd George promised to make Britain a ‘land fi t for heroes’. At the time, it was widely believed. Returning soldiers expected decent treatment and recognition for what they had done, yet the fi ne words of 1... read more
When Harry Met Cubby

Robert Sellers

ALBERT R. ‘CUBBY’ BROCCOLI and HARRY SALTZMAN remain the most successful producing partnership in movie history. Together they were responsible for the phenomenally successful James Bond series, separately they brought kitchen sink drama to the screen, made a ... read more
JIM CREGAN’s career as a rock guitarist, songwriter and producer has spanned over fifty years, touring and recording albums with stars such as Elton John, Cat Stevens, Family, Willie Nelson, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Joe Cocker, The Gypsy Kings, and Kati... read more
Coconut

Robin Laurance

Coconuts have been around for longer than Homo sapiens; they have been turned into art, taken part in religious rituals and been a sign of wealth and success. They have saved lives, not only by providing nourishment, but also as part of the charcoal filers in ... read more
Lumberjills

Joanna Foat

When war was declared in 1939, Britain was almost completely dependent on imported timber – but only had seven months of it stockpiled. Timber was critical to the war effort: it was needed for everything from aircraft and shipbuilding to communications and coa... read more

Sara has 1 review

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Nick H.

Nick H.

Nov, 2023

For my proof-read, Sara was perfect. Business-like, accurate and spotted lots of mistakes. Also delivered ahead of schedule. Good value for money. Strongly recommend.

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