Sarah Newton-John

Sarah Newton-John – Editor

Creative copy editor and precise certified proofreader. Providing pure concentration on your book. On a wonderful journey of words!

Overview

Dear Author Joining Us On Reedsy,


Hello, nice to meet you, I’m Sarah, a Gen X (but still youthful!) Australian native English speaker living in Spain since 2018 and working as a copy editor, proofreader and sometimes blog writer and poet. I love what I do each day for regular clients and new ones, like you!


I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature from the University of Sydney and a Postgraduate Diploma in Librarianship from the University of New South Wales. I passed the examination at the Proofreading Academy in 2020 for my continuing professional development.


I live in the rural northwest region of Galicia, with my lady partner (we married on May 8!), two dogs and three hens. Our darling cat, Julio the Siamese tom, is the newest addition to our household (pictured). We lost Minnie the mackerel tabby after 17 years on September 13 2023 at 8.30am.

Julio is very different, and very affectionate!


Back to work: here is my considered approach to your manuscript:


- I will copy edit/line edit to creatively improve the text in each phrase, sentence and paragraph to enhance natural English flow and readability, supporting better impact and clarity in your text.


- I will accentuate your voice and give added shape to your text to bring out the distinct flavor of your writing, offering suggestions and asking questions as an educated, engaged reader.


- I will proofread for errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, syntax, lexical choice, repetition and consistency etc.


- I will sustain open-minded concentration on your pages until I am satisfied your book is immeasurably improved by my revisions, suggestions and comments.


(If you are still reading, there is more...!)


Current and recent employment:


—Working since 2008 (ongoing) as a freelance proofreader of medical and allied health textbooks with the global science publisher, Elsevier.


—Copy editing and proofreading the peer-reviewed medical journal, Pathology, for a former employer, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia since 2020 (ongoing).


—Copy editing the academic journal, Education for Health from January 2024 (USA)


—News writing experience in shifts six days a week at Euro Weekly News, Spain (2023)


—Sub-editing and writing for the mass market magazine That’s Life! including compiling crossword puzzles (in a previous lifetime!)


My career began with a role successfully marketing academic books on campus for some years, I am suited to enhancing persuasive content. I eventually settled into 12 years of specialized (non-medical) medical sector roles (Woolcock Institute of Medical Research; Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia; Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand).


I will focus on providing you with a well-written, appealing, and error-free book. You will find I support your writing project with enthusiasm and skill.


I respond to messages pronto and will provide you with a creative, dedicated and responsible service!


I look forward to hearing from you.


With very best wishes,


Sarah :)

Services
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing LGBTQ Non-Fiction Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Psychology Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
LGBTQ Fiction Magical Realism
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • BA (Hons) English Literature
  • Postgraduate Diploma - Librarianship
  • Proofreading Academy - exam pass

Work experience

The Network: Towards Unity for Health

Jan, 2024 — Present

Copy editing material for the quarterly journal, Education for Health.

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Sep, 2020 — Present

Copy editing and proofreading the peer-reviewed academic journal, Pathology.

Upwork

Mar, 2020 — Present

Freelancing on a broad range of English language material, short and long assignments, consistent five-star reviews of my editorial work on projects, repeat client base, Top Rated status.

Elsevier Science

Jul, 2008 — Present

Proofread medical and allied health textbooks to deadline - PDF using Comments tools.
Compile queries on online workbooks, checking for functionality and consistency.

Pacific Magazines

Aug, 1998 — May, 2000 (over 1 year)

Sub-edited mass market magazine, That's Life! to weekly deadline using Quark Xpress.
This mag is well-known for weird and wonderful true life stories - the weirder the better!
Fact-checking, puzzle creation, proofreading, some layout work.

Portfolio

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Psychology: An Introduction for Health Professionals will appeal to the undergraduate nursing and health science student seeking to understand patient responses and behaviours to various diagn... read more
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The must-have integrative and complementary medicine reference from experts in the field This exhaustive textbook is ideal for anyone with an interest in integrative and complementary medicine... read more
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A bestselling title for over 25 years, the updated seventh edition of Talley and O’Connor’s Clinical Examination is an essential read for all student clinicians.Fully updated with the latest c... read more
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Now in its fourth edition, this best-selling book is fully updated to address the ever increasing demands on healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality patient care. A multitude of facto... read more
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The third edition of Communication: Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals is an essential guide to clear and effective communication in a multidisciplinary healthcare setting. Div... read more
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Make sense of the complex world of health care with Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 10th Edition! This one-stop reference includes detailed entries that help you ... read more
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Sarah has 42 reviews

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Krista K.

Krista K.

Apr, 2024

Sarah is a pro at editing, meeting deadlines, and providing insightful thoughts! I have loved working with her!
Sarah N.
Krista, thank you, our project grew and it was an honour to be on your book, thank you for hiring me!
Sameer R.

Sameer R.

Apr, 2024

Amazing, jolly, attentive and surgically focussed editor - with a good heart.
Sarah N.
Thank you Sameer! Was a really enjoyable project! Hope to hear from you again!
Kevin V.

Kevin V.

Apr, 2024

Sarah was incredibly compassionate when responding to my editing request. If not for her, I probably would not have been able to publish this year. She did an excellent job of proofreading my manuscript, and I look forward to working with her again in the future.
Sarah N.
Good for you for another action-filled narrative! Here for you for another (third) title one day!
Krista K.

Krista K.

Mar, 2024

Responsive and professional.
Sarah N.
Thanks Krista!
Loki Z.

Loki Z.

Mar, 2024

Sarah is perfect. So amazing, kind, and prompt with everything. I was highly impressed and very grateful to work with her. I will definitely be using her in the future if more projects align.
Sarah N.
Loki your enthusiasm and goodwill means I will happily contract with you again. All the best with His Hazel Eyes.

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