Sophie Watson

Sophie Watson - Editor

London, UK

I am a professional Editor with over 8 years' experience in copyediting and proofreading for books, magazines and web.

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Overview

I am a professional Editor with strong proofreading and copyediting skills. I have worked on a number of different publishing projects in different sectors, with experience in textbooks, magazine articles and web copy.

My experience is mainly in copyediting, fact checking, proofreading and ensuring copy is consistent with house style. I have also pitched and written articles, as well as running a creative writing club where I provided developmental feedback to members. I have also had some of my own short stories published.

In terms of genres, I have worked on a variety of subjects, including economics, tourism, law, wine and spirits, human rights, business, and more. I enjoy learning about these subjects, and turning my hand to different tasks.

My varied publishing experience means I have an excellent understanding of the entire process and an appreciation for each step. I have an excellent eye for detail and can work accurately to tight deadlines.

Most importantly, I love the written word and get great satisfaction from editing copy and seeing it published!
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Economics
Law

Certifications

  • BA (Hons) in English Literature (University of Nottingham)

Work experience

Senior Content Editor

International Bar Association
March, 2020 – Present (over 2 years)

I edit and proofread articles for legal publications.

Web Content Editor

London Borough of Ealing Council
June, 2019 – November, 2019 (5 months)

I edited business content for internal and external webpages.

Production Editor

Taylor & Francis/Routledge
January, 2016 – October, 2018 (over 2 years)

I edited and project managed academic textbooks (specialising in Geography, Tourism and Economics texts).

Editorial Assistant

Metropolis International
June, 2014 – January, 2016 (over 1 year)

I wrote, copyedited and proofread articles on topics including wine and spirits, beauty products and education.

Routledge Handbook of Behavioral Economics (Routledge International Handbooks)

Frantz, Roger, Chen, Shu-Heng, Dopfer, Kurt, Heukelom, Floris, Mousavi, Shabnam

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