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stephen stones

stephen stones - Editor

Stamford, United Kingdom

A freelance journalist, editor and proofreader with more than 20 years' experience in the UK consumer magazine and newspaper market


I am a journalist, editor and proofreader with more than 20 years' experience in both the consumer and business-to-business publishing markets. My most recent position was as editor of the UK's best-selling angling magazine (Improve Your Coarse Fishing) owned by Bauer Media. I held this post for two years before leaving to concentrate on freelance opportunities at the start of 2015.

Prior to that I worked on the same company's weekly national newspaper Angling Times, where I held a number of positions over 8 years, beginning as News Editor and culminating in Head of News and Features.
Before moving to Bauer, I worked for 10 years for a large American business information publisher, whose UK offices were based in Devon. My chief role was to research, write and edit extensive reports on the world's ever-changing media markets. These were purchased by all the main broadcasters, IT companies and publishing houses across Europe, the US and Asia.
I have also proofread a large number of books and 'bookazines', and have published many freelance magazine and online articles.
I am confident in my abilities to research, write, edit, sub-edit or proofread copy covering a wide range of subjects, although my main areas of expertise centre around the wildlife environment and outdoor pursuits, in particular angling, country walking and various sports.

English (UK)
Adventure Anthologies Cultural & Ethnic Themes Historical Fiction Literature Plays & Screenplays Short Story
Architecture Art Design Nature Photography Publishing Sports & outdoor recreation

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