Devised and maintained the house style guide.
Involved in all aspects of the editorial process: copy-editing scripts, discussing and resolving queries with authors, liaising with designers and typesetters (I also did some basic layout if required), proofreading, liaising with printers, checking page proofs.
Where required I briefed both freelance editors and proofreaders and internal editorial assistants.
Materals edited included internal materials such as shareholder reports; proposals, tenders and reports submitted to national government and EU funding bodies; marketing materials (fliers, brochures etc.); educational materials in traditional printed formats and digitally, via CD-ROM and online, in a great variety of subjects.
I also edited the company's website when such things were a new phenomenon.
An unrivalled source of information about Early Christianity and late antiquity, from the earliest days of the Church, with particular coverage of the patristic period, to the period of John Damascene in the East and Bede in the West. Compiled by an internationally recognised team of 100 European and American scholars, the text is supplemented by a section of 44 coloured maps and over 300 pict... read more
Lucretius' De Rerum Natura is a philosophical epic, devoted to the exposition of Epicurean philosophy. Since the system was materialistic, and highly critical of myth and poetry, Lucretius' use of mythological language and imagery is surprising. Dr. Gale considers the poem against the background of earlier and contemporary views of myth, and suggests that Lucretius was well aware of the tensio... read more
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I copy-edit/proofread non-fiction books and peer-reviewed journals for major international publishers, e.g. Taylor & Francis and SAGE.
I've edited almost 30 non-fiction books, with subjects as diverse as Shakespeare and serial killers, Terry Pratchett and Liverpool FC.