Sarah Greaney

Sarah Greaney - Editor

Arlesey, UK

Copy editor and proofreader specialising in adult and children's non-fiction. My areas of expertise include sports, outdoors and adventure.

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I'm an editor, proofreader and project manager with 20 years' experience in nearly all areas of non-fiction, both adult and children's. I worked in-house for various publishers for ten years (including DK, part of Penguin Random House and Kingfisher, part of Macmillan) and have been happily freelance ever since.

Send me your work, and I'll make it shine. I'm meticulous, reliable, efficient and organised. Also handy in a pub quiz. And I make good cakes.
English (UK)
Children's - Non-fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
DIY & Crafts
Education & Reference
Home & Garden
Sports & Outdoors


  • BA (Hons) English Literature
  • Chapterhouse certificate in proofreading and copy editing

Work experience

Freelance editor

January, 2011 – Present (over 9 years)

After ten years working for various publishers in-house, I have been a freelancer since January 2011. Skills include project managing, copy editing and proofreading as required for many different publishers, including Macmillan, Quarto, Quercus, Laurence King, HarperCollins and Thames and Hudson. I have worked on both adult and children’s reference, on subjects including outdoor adventure and sport, cookery, science, travel and photography.

Senior Editor

May, 2009 – February, 2010 (9 months)

Maternity cover, until own maternity leave. Project managed on-going titles and developed new concepts.

Senior Editor

New Holland Publishers
April, 2006 – May, 2009 (about 3 years)

Worked on the Travel, Adventure and Sport list, managing around 15 projects at any one time.

Editor/Senior Editor

Flametree Publishing
January, 2004 – March, 2006 (about 2 years)

Managed many adult reference projects on subjects including art, history, music, cookery and sport.

Editorial Assistant/Editor

Dorling Kindersley
January, 2001 – December, 2003 (almost 3 years)

Worked on children's reference titles for DK and other customers, including WHSmith, Marks and Spencer, Barnes and Noble, Ted Smart and Borders.

Portfolio (30 selected works)

Mountain High

Friebe, Daniel


Jeffery, Timothy, Ainslie, Ben

Ultimate Etapes

Cossins, Peter

Wild Alphabet: An A to Zoo Pop-up Book

Mike Haines, Julia Frohlich

DK Revealed: Ancient Egypt (DK Revealed)

Chrisp, Peter, Morgan, Ben, Davidson, Sue

Brittany (Cadogan Guides)

Philippe Barbour

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