My name is Sophie, a freelance publisher with a zest for all things creative. A talented and experienced editor, I strive to deliver high-quality, pristine, engaging copy for print and online media. With a sharp eye for detail, I ensure factual accuracy and conformity to house style. I am a professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and offer a range of editorial services including project management, copy-editing, proofreading, researching, writing and re-writing. My experience includes titles from a range of leading, international publishers, from trade to STM, spanning genres including life style, memoir, young adults, self help, heritage, history, travel and texts that focus on different periods in history. I am confident working with texts written by non-native English speakers.
Pavilion Books Group is a thriving independent London-based publisher producing high-quality illustrated books. I manage a portfolio of English Heritage titles for the daughter company, Pitkin publishing. I remain on the team on a freelance basis.
LifeBook is the experience of telling your story in an autobiography to provide a timeless gift for friends and family. I am part of a team of editors who ensure each story is flawless and naturally retains the author’s voice. I proofread the publications and project-manage the publishing process from beginning to end.
Of the six commissioning editors at Touch Medical Media I was promoted to managing editor, responsible for an editorial and production team of permanent staff and freelancers, providing the appropriate training together with building a portfolio of freelancers. My duty was also to create the initial publishing process and annual schedules.
I have been working as a freelance book publisher throughout my publishing career, sometimes to enable me to travel alongside work. I adore the chance to utilise all my creative skills whether it editorial, graphic design, writing, photography, photo-editing, converting current print titles to eBooks and sub-editing.
My role was project management of bespoke trade history and English heritage titles from initial commissioning to marketing the printed product. Publications ranged from 36-page, image-heavy booklets aimed at children to 400-page bespoke, high-quality history books and biographies for academics and historians. Publications were both hardback and limp. I have worked for The History Press on a freelance basis since 2010 working on book design, cover design and editorial.
I am what I am! Or am I?......Everybody’s seen a tribute show right? In the time it’s taken you todown four pints, the act has set up, sound checked and has visuallytransformed themselves from Joe Public into a global superstar foryour tipsy pleasure. We put ourselves up there for public ridicule,impersonating world mega stars and you love it!This book will give you a glimpse behind those some... read more
Few nation builders, men that craft countries at their outset, live long enough to write their own story. Sir Frederick "Sleepy" Smith is one. In the award winning "Dreaming a Nation", Sir Frederick, now 91, and co-author Alan Smith, reflect on the journey to nationhood of Barbados, a Caribbean and Commonwealth country which consistently ranks as one of the highest rated developing countries i... read more
The word 'workhouse' has a grim resonance even today, conjuring up a vision of the darker side of Victorian Britain. Almost every town had at least one workshouse, and most people dreaded ending up there. Here we examine how workhouses came into being, what life was like for men, women and children on the wrong side of the poverty line, and how social attitudes evolved through the momentous ev... read more
Life in a wartime house
Life in a Medieval castle
When the Romans came to Britain in AD 43, they brought a new style of domestic life, one that better-off Britons soon copied. This informative guide looks at how villas were built, and at the accommodation and daily life villa residents enjoyed - their living rooms and bedrooms, kitchens and baths, gardens and courtyards, furniture and food, and the servants and slaves who kept the villa runni... read more
Our nation is a treasury of outstanding palaces and fine merchant houses from this rich period in our past. Here we uncover what these remarkable buildings can tell us about Tudor lives and times: what life was like for the masters and the ordinary people; how they cared for their homes; their daily routines; their diet and health; how they entertained themselves. This is an informative and en... read more
Organised geographically, this illustrated guide to the cathedrals and abbeys of England is the definitive reference to over 60 of England's oldest and most beautiful buildings. The guide enables everyone to experince the enduring appeal of these great monuments to the Christian tradition, and includes 6 regional locator maps, over 130 specially commissioned colour photographs and a glossary o... read more
This study of the City of London is something of a eulogy. Using the great events of England's history and its Kings as a backcloth, it describes how London - which became the inner enclave of the City of London - withstood constant attack from invaders, kings, governments and politicians, while jealously guarding its quite separate and unique identity; and why the City turned down every invit... read more
Metropolitan Police images
Masters' Badges of the City of London Livery Companies by Richard Goddard traces the history of the badges of office worn by the Masters, Prime Wardens and Upper Bailiff of the City's Livery Companies. Each of the 108 Livery Company badges plus the Parish Clerks and the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames is described and pictured.
Everyone is someone's Satan.We all know you shouldn't make a deal with the devil. But what do you do when you find out you've married her?My name is Lou Sopher, and I thought I had the perfect life of suburban matrimony - but that illusion came crashing down when I discovered my wife's extramarital escapades. Caught in the throes of a vicious divorce, I discovered a new side of her, one I'd ne... read more
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Highly experienced editor specialising in children's books. Former Thames & Hudson Children's Editor, own books published by Hachette.
A freelance editor focused on literary nonfiction, with expertise in the realm of travelogue and personal essay. I love stories with voice.