I’m an old-fashioned copy-editor with up-to-date skills in using modern technologies. A Classical education has given me a solid grounding in grammar and vocabulary and the ability to recast sentences without losing or changing the meaning. This is enhanced by post-graduate studies in linguistics which inform my approach to style and register. I have edited for traditional print publishing and also extensively for multimedia publication via the internet, which has its own particular requirements. I have a wide range of interests, which makes me sensitive to errors of fact in a number of subject areas. I also have a good eye for identifying plagiarism.
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’m an experienced editor and copywriter based in Edinburgh specialising in crime and mystery, literary fiction and sport.
Edited over 100 fiction and non-fiction titles, including Prime Minister's Prize, The Age and various Premiers' literary award winners.