Stefan Glosby

Stefan Glosby - Editor

St Albans, UK

An experienced and passionate editor with 12 years' experience, and excellent skills in proofreading, copyediting and development editing.

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Overview

I have been working in publishing for a long time now and I love helping authors turn their ideas into fully-fledged publications.

I started at a business publishers, producing books that covered a wide range of subjects from career guides and handbooks on how get into the workplace (including putting together a CV, searching for employment, and how to nail the interview), through to professional textbooks for company directors and CEOs.

I then moved into magazine and event publishing, producing show guides for major events including Crufts, the National Pet Show and the London Car Show. I was also responsible for the official member's magazine of Archery GB, and the world's leading sheet metal industry magazine, International Sheet Metal Review.

I was furloughed and eventually made redundant in 2020 thanks to Covid-19, but took the opportunity to grow my freelance portfolio and have worked on some great projects including development editing Pearson's "Power Starters" range of learning resources for international students and teachers, and proofreading "Adobe Photoshop for Photographers" by Taylor & Francis.

I have experience of multiple subjects including Business and Hospitality, as well as academic subjects including English, Maths, IT, Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and Humanities. I'm also more than capable of turning my hand to any other subject.

Being a bibliophile myself, I love developing relationships with authors and I very much look forward to starting!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Career Guides
Computers & Internet
Education & Reference
Humanities & Social Sciences
Math & Science
Sports & Outdoors
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • NCTJ Preliminary Qualification in Newspaper Journalism

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
May, 2020 – Present (7 months)

I offer development editing, copy editing and proofreading services across a variety of subjects.

My most recent projects include:

• Development-editing and copy-editing for Pearson’s Power Starters series
• Proofreading Adobe Photoshop for Photographers for Taylor & Francis
• Proofreading Pearson’s BTEC International textbooks for Business Studies, Engineering, Hospitality and ICT
• Grid-mapping Hodder Education’s PMP Biology and PMP Chemistry titles

Publishing Project Manager

TRMG
November, 2015 – September, 2020 (almost 5 years)

Responsible for overseeing the production of high-quality magazines, event programmes and show guides for a range of high-profile clients.

• Worked with clients such as International Sheet Metal Review magazine, Crufts, the National Pet Show and Archery GB
• Managed multiple projects simultaneously from start to finish, all with very short, strict deadlines
• Edited copy upon receipt to ensure clarity before sending to designers
• Carried out final checks on all material before sending title to print
• Liaised with colleagues and clients on a daily basis via telephone, email and meetings
• Prepared briefs for the Design department on new text designs, layouts and artworks
• Gained working knowledge of QuarkXPress and InDesign CC

Desk Editor

Kogan Page
December, 2008 – November, 2015 (almost 7 years)

Responsible for overseeing the production of professional titles, from delivery of manuscript through to final invoice, for one of the world’s leading independent publishers.

• Responsible for several of the company’s top-selling titles
• Promoted from Publishing Services Assistant in recognition of my performance
• Completed and passed a professional copy-editing and proofreading course
• Managed multiple projects simultaneously, adhering to budget and schedule
• Liaised with authors on a daily basis
• Liaised with designers, printers, sales department and clients on a regular basis
• Instructed typesetters on text designs, layouts and artworks
• Selected, briefed and managed freelance copy-editors, proofreaders and indexers
• Fully trained in Biblio and helped others to use it
• Provided support to commissioning editors and publishers as and when required
• Managed the digital archiving of all titles, including testing, checking and uploading.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Driving Instructor's Handbook

Miller, John, Stacey, Margaret

How to Master the UKCAT: 700+ Practice Questions

Bryon, Mike, Tyreman, Chris John, Clayden, Jim, See, Christopher

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