Stephanie Hunter

Stephanie Hunter - Editor

Oxford, UK

Copy-editor and proofreader. Trained in-house at Pearson and Michael O'Mara books. Specialises in non-fiction.

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Overview

I believe in clear communication. English is a wonderful tool when used correctly, but the smallest error can lead either to confusion or hilarity. I have many years of experience in making sure that doesn't happen. Ensure your text reads without a single stutter and allows the reader to enjoy and understand what you want to convey.
Copy-editing and proofreading in Word and Adobe.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Children’s Non-Fiction
ELT
Parenting & Families
Political Science & Current Affairs
Travel
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • Book House diploma in copy-editing
  • History, MA Hons, Oxford University

Work experience

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar
December, 2015 – March, 2016 (3 months)

Edited material from the Principal Investigator on a sponsored research project aimed at establishing the impact of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on domestic legislation in Qatar.

FREELANCE EDITOR AND WRITER

Freelance
January, 2012 – Present (almost 11 years)

Working primarily for Akkadia Press, Bloomsbury Qatar, Weill Cornell University and IESE in Barcelona, publications I have edited have included non-fiction political, environmental, art, art history, educational and economic works as well as children's books, catalogues for museums such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi, UN and government papers. I have written for the parenting/lifestyle publication Doha Family Guide and have ghost-written articles for the retail industry.

IN-HOUSE EDITOR/PROOFREADER

Qatar Olympic Committee
October, 2011 – May, 2012 (7 months)

Proofread English-language text for Arab Games publications generated by the Olympic Committee. Compiled and wrote all copy for the Official Programme for the Arab Games.

PROGRAMME MANAGER

Vision in Business and EMAP
July, 1998 – August, 2006 (about 8 years)

Researched and wrote conference programmes for a range of industry sectors including telecoms, pharmaceuticals, plastics, retail and local government. Ran in-house training courses for junior programme managers.

SENIOR EDITOR

Michael O'Mara Books
January, 1997 – June, 1998 (over 1 year)

Ran a list of publications including biographies, poetry, children’s books, historical studies. Managed all stages of editorial process: copy-editing, proofreading, illustrations, jacket images, sales copy, author relations, production control and design. Supplied and approved material for foreign rights sales.
• Re-wrote publications when required and assembled material for my own books.
• Worked with high-profile figures including Andrew Morton (on Diana) and Trevor MacDonald.
• Managed the company’s first venture into audio production.

SENIOR EDITOR, Academic History

Longman (now Pearson)
June, 1993 – December, 1996 (over 3 years)

Managed over 100 titles. Diverse topics included health and childhood in Britain, medieval archaeology, contemporary politics, economics and sociology. Editorial process involved discussing styles and themes with authors, commissioning freelance copy-editors and proofreaders, picture-researchers and indexers. Managed reprints and wrote ‘blurbs’. Ran my own series.

Portfolio (33 selected works)

Diana

Andrew Morton

One of the world's best-known biographers, Andrew Morton is a leading authority on modern celebrity, and one of the finest investigative writers of our age. His ground-breaking and controversial biography, Diana: Her True Story changed the public's perception of the British monarchy and became an instant bestseller. The original book was met with torrents of abuse from the British Establishmen... read more

One of the world's best-known biographers, Andrew Morton is a leading authority on modern celebrity, and one of the finest investigative writers of our age. His ground-breaking and controversial biography, Diana: Her True Story changed the public's perception of the British monarchy and became an instant bestseller. The original book was met with torrents of abuse from the British Establishmen... read more

Tea with Nefertiti

Sam Bardaouil, Till Fellrath

Qatari Voices

Qatari Voices is the first anthology that represents 25 young creative Qatari authors. The anthology reflects concerns and aspirations of the young Qatari generation illustrated in essays and stories. They are intimate glimpses of old reminiscence and longing to the simple past, as well as photos that show concerns of a challenging present and aspirations to the future. They also tackle sensit... read more

Qatari Voices is the first anthology that represents 25 young creative Qatari authors. The anthology reflects concerns and aspirations of the young Qatari generation illustrated in essays and stories. They are intimate glimpses of old reminiscence and longing to the simple past, as well as photos that show concerns of a challenging present and aspirations to the future. They also tackle sensit... read more

Mal Lawal

Qatar Museums Authority

Bluebell - Diary of a Cat

Jan D'Lord

Bluebell is a beautiful and haughty but mischievous cat. She lives in a rather ramshackle household which does not always provide the lifestyle she feels she was born to enjoy. In her delightful diary she records her daily thoughts on the peculiar exploits of humans as well as the tearaway antics of the other animals sharing her home.

Bluebell is a beautiful and haughty but mischievous cat. She lives in a rather ramshackle household which does not always provide the lifestyle she feels she was born to enjoy. In her delightful diary she records her daily thoughts on the peculiar exploits of humans as well as the tearaway antics of the other animals sharing her home.

Ataturk (Profiles In Power)

Alexander Lyon Macfie

This concise account of the life and career of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881--1938), the formidable "founder of modern Turkey", offers a substantial revaluation of a key figure in modern history, and also an introduction to the Turkish republic itself. It is a timely study with Turkey again at the centre of international attention, as Islamic fundamentalists challenge many of Atatürk's westernis... read more

This concise account of the life and career of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881--1938), the formidable "founder of modern Turkey", offers a substantial revaluation of a key figure in modern history, and also an introduction to the Turkish republic itself. It is a timely study with Turkey again at the centre of international attention, as Islamic fundamentalists challenge many of Atatürk's westernis... read more

Blighty: British Society in the Era of the Great War

Gerard J. De Groot

An analytical survey of Britain in the era of the Great War (focusing particularly on the period 1907-1922), which questions the common assumption that, because the war had a devastating impact on the British people, its social consequences must therefore have been equally apocalyptic and lasting. Dr. De Groot argues that prewar social structures and attitudes proved surprisingly resilient, an... read more

An analytical survey of Britain in the era of the Great War (focusing particularly on the period 1907-1922), which questions the common assumption that, because the war had a devastating impact on the British people, its social consequences must therefore have been equally apocalyptic and lasting. Dr. De Groot argues that prewar social structures and attitudes proved surprisingly resilient, an... read more

Maxims of a Man of Schemes (English and Russian Edition)

Vladimir Peftiev

Elegant, culturally accessible and beautiful, this work of original aphorisms in Russian and English from the perspective of a very successful business magnate features exceptional design and production values to ensure a striking, relevant and truly high-quality book. The text of Maxims of a Man of Schemes is balanced throughout by fine-art illustrations, including a number supplied by contem... read more

Elegant, culturally accessible and beautiful, this work of original aphorisms in Russian and English from the perspective of a very successful business magnate features exceptional design and production values to ensure a striking, relevant and truly high-quality book. The text of Maxims of a Man of Schemes is balanced throughout by fine-art illustrations, including a number supplied by contem... read more

From One Louvre to Another: Opening a Museum for Everyone (English and French Edition)

Louvre Abu Dhabi;Juliette Trey

Tracing the birth of the Musee du Louvre in Paris in the 18th century, this beautifully crafted trilingual work sheds light on the way a public collection is formed, drawing mainly on the collections of the Musee du Louvre and the Chateau de Versailles.

Tracing the birth of the Musee du Louvre in Paris in the 18th century, this beautifully crafted trilingual work sheds light on the way a public collection is formed, drawing mainly on the collections of the Musee du Louvre and the Chateau de Versailles.

Globes: Visions of the World (English and French Edition)

Louvre Abu Dhabi;Bibliotheque nationale de France;Catherine Hofmann;François Nawrocki

This work uses remarkable works from the Bibliotheque national de France and others of cartography, art, science and technology to tell the fascinating story of how humanity has understood our planet and the cosmos across two and a half millennia.

This work uses remarkable works from the Bibliotheque national de France and others of cartography, art, science and technology to tell the fascinating story of how humanity has understood our planet and the cosmos across two and a half millennia.

The Global Conflict: The International Rivalry of the Great Powers 1880-1990

C.J. Bartlett

1994 2nd Edition. Many notes in margin & some highlighting of key points. Softback cover id edgeworn, but acceptable and priced competitively. Proceeds help us provide patient care. Prompt UK dispatch.

1994 2nd Edition. Many notes in margin & some highlighting of key points. Softback cover id edgeworn, but acceptable and priced competitively. Proceeds help us provide patient care. Prompt UK dispatch.

The Emergence of a Nation State 1529-1660: The Commonwealth of England 1529-1660 (2nd Edition) (Foundations of Modern Britain)

Alan G. R. Smith

Title: Emergence of a Nation State <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Alan G R Smith <>Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Title: Emergence of a Nation State <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Alan G R Smith <>Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Researching Local History: The Human Journey (Approaches To Local History)

M. Williams

This practical but inspiring book considers what local history is, why researching it is valuable and rewarding, and how we should go about it. Issues addressed include: getting oral and documentary evidence; keeping records; the nature of data, information and knowledge; and their use to create the different products of local history research. Michael Williams is both a professional scientist... read more

This practical but inspiring book considers what local history is, why researching it is valuable and rewarding, and how we should go about it. Issues addressed include: getting oral and documentary evidence; keeping records; the nature of data, information and knowledge; and their use to create the different products of local history research. Michael Williams is both a professional scientist... read more

The Post-Imperial Age: The Great Powers and the Wider World: A History in Two Volumes: Post-imperial Age: The Great Powers and the Wider World v. 2 (The Postwar World)

J.P.D. Dunbabin

The Post-Imperial Age looks at the impact on the wider world of the end of the European empires and their replacement by a new order dominated by East - West rivalries. Begins by looking at decolonization and goes on to discuss the different patterns of experience in South Africa, South East Asia and India, East Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, and the Americans. It concludes with a sust... read more

The Post-Imperial Age looks at the impact on the wider world of the end of the European empires and their replacement by a new order dominated by East - West rivalries. Begins by looking at decolonization and goes on to discuss the different patterns of experience in South Africa, South East Asia and India, East Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, and the Americans. It concludes with a sust... read more

Great Britain: Identities, Institutions and the Idea of Britishness since 1500 (The Present and The Past)

Keith Robbins

This work is an exploration of the relationships of the constituent parts of Great Britain, to understand how England, Wales, and Scotland have interacted and influenced each other, and how the modern British policy and its distinctive institutions have emerged amongst them. A key theme of this book is the development - and perhaps now the disintegration - of their sense of Britishness. The au... read more

This work is an exploration of the relationships of the constituent parts of Great Britain, to understand how England, Wales, and Scotland have interacted and influenced each other, and how the modern British policy and its distinctive institutions have emerged amongst them. A key theme of this book is the development - and perhaps now the disintegration - of their sense of Britishness. The au... read more

The Origins of the Present Troubles in Northern Ireland (Origins Of Modern Wars)

Caroline Kennedy-Pipe

For quarter of a century now the British Army has been involved in a bloody and protracted conflict in Northern Ireland. This book looks at the roots of the current struggle and of British military intervention, setting both in the longer perspective of the Anglo-Irish Troubles. It is, however, more than a chronicle of military strategies and sectarian strife: it seeks to place the use of the ... read more

For quarter of a century now the British Army has been involved in a bloody and protracted conflict in Northern Ireland. This book looks at the roots of the current struggle and of British military intervention, setting both in the longer perspective of the Anglo-Irish Troubles. It is, however, more than a chronicle of military strategies and sectarian strife: it seeks to place the use of the ... read more

Lloyd George (Profiles In Power)

Martin Pugh

This is an interpretation of the life, personality and political career of David Lloyd George which attempts to challenge the traditional view of Lloyd George as an outsider in British politics. The book explains the economic, social and political developments of Lloyd George's career and his role in effecting those changes. As part of the "Profiles in Power" series, it aims to provide both an... read more

This is an interpretation of the life, personality and political career of David Lloyd George which attempts to challenge the traditional view of Lloyd George as an outsider in British politics. The book explains the economic, social and political developments of Lloyd George's career and his role in effecting those changes. As part of the "Profiles in Power" series, it aims to provide both an... read more

Children and Childhood in Western Society Since 1500 (Studies In Modern History)

Hugh Cunningham

This book investigates the relationship between ideas about childhood and the actual experience of being a child, and assesses how it has changed over the span of 500 years. Hugh Cunningham tells an engaging story of the development of ideas about childhood from the Renaissance to the present, including Locke, Rosseau, Wordsworth and Freud.

This book investigates the relationship between ideas about childhood and the actual experience of being a child, and assesses how it has changed over the span of 500 years. Hugh Cunningham tells an engaging story of the development of ideas about childhood from the Renaissance to the present, including Locke, Rosseau, Wordsworth and Freud.

Battle for Empire: The Very First World War, 1756-63

Tom Pocock

1st edition 1st printing Caxton hardcover book fine condition dw owners name inside , In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

1st edition 1st printing Caxton hardcover book fine condition dw owners name inside , In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

The Early Modern City 1450-1750 (A History of Urban Society in Europe)

Christopher R. Friedrichs

In the first attempt to cover the urban society of early modern Europe as a unified whole, Christopher Friedrichs challenges the usual emphasis on regional diversity by stressing the extent to which cities across Europe shared a common urban civilization whose major features remained remarkably constant throughout the period. After outlining the physical, political, religious, economic and dem... read more

In the first attempt to cover the urban society of early modern Europe as a unified whole, Christopher Friedrichs challenges the usual emphasis on regional diversity by stressing the extent to which cities across Europe shared a common urban civilization whose major features remained remarkably constant throughout the period. After outlining the physical, political, religious, economic and dem... read more

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