Sara Hall

Sara Hall – Editor

Qualified, experienced proofreader specialising in arts and history. Clients include Lund Humphries and Scala Arts and Heritage Publishers.


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 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 Lund Humphries, Scala Arts and Heritage, the History Press and Facet Publishing, and work on both hard copy manuscripts and electronic (using MS Word Track changes and Adobe PDF).

Art Biographies & Memoirs Design DIY & Crafts History
English (UK)
  • 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


Sep, 2010 — Present

Freelance proofreader providing services to non-fiction arts and humanities publishers. Clients include Lund Humphries, Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers, Bloomsbury, The Crowood Press and The History Press.


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.


Glazes for the Contemporary Maker

Taylor, Louisa

The Crowood Press

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; crow... 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 privil... 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 ... 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 fig... 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 treatm... 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 serie... 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

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 b... read more

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... read more

Sara has 1 review





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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