Taliha Quadri

Taliha Quadri - Editor

Luton, UK

Fiction editor and proofreader with an interest in crime, mystery, fantasy and historical fiction.

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Overview

** Accepting bookings for January 2022 and onwards. **

Are you looking for a professional editor to help make your manuscript shine?


I’m Taliha, an experienced editor and proofreader specialising in fiction. My clients include self-publishing authors and publishing houses such as Hodder Studio, Headline, Imprint 27 and Bloomsbury. I have an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh, and I have trained with the Publishing Training Centre and the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. I offer copyediting, proofediting and proofreading services.


Experienced authors and new authors are welcome. I am always open to answering my clients’ questions and demystifying the process as much as possible. You can relax knowing I will be sensitive and encouraging in my approach.


Interests
Fiction: crime, mystery, fantasy, historical
Nonfiction: memoir, environment and sustainability, technology, fine art


Testimonials

'I’ve worked with Taliha on several projects and she has been a brilliant proofreader and copyeditor. She is quick, precise, and always sensitive to the tone of the author. I could not recommend her more highly!'
Izzy Everington, Hodder Studio

'Taliha did a wonderful proofreading job, with an eagle eye for house style and layout. I really appreciated her thorough, thoughtful approach and super-clear mark-up.'
Sarah Ruddick, Bloomsbury

‘Taliha was brilliant to work with. She was professional and efficient, and her proof-read was really thorough. Definitely recommend.’
Ella Gordon, Headline

‘Taliha has displayed a very high standard of copyediting and proofreading skills when working on our senior management reports. Her quality of work and ability to meet deadlines is excellent.’
Anne Alltimes, Progressive Training
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences
Nature
Technology
Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime

Certifications

  • PTC Essential Grammar
  • PTC Copyright Essentials
  • MSc Creative Writing (Distinction)
  • BA (Hons) English Literature and English Language & Communication (First Class)
  • PTC Essential Proofreading
  • A Levels: Business Studies, English Language & Literature, Psychology
  • CIEP Proofreading
  • CIEP Getting to Grips with Grammar and Punctuation

Awards

  • The Printing Charity: Rising Star Award (2021)

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader

Self-employed
November, 2020 – Present (12 months)

Managing Director and Publisher

The Selkie Publications CIC
April, 2018 – Present (over 3 years)

Fiction Editor

From Arthur's Seat | University of Edinburgh
September, 2017 – May, 2018 (8 months)

Copyeditor

Progressive Training
June, 2015 – July, 2020 (about 5 years)

Print Editor

Trident Media
June, 2015 – August, 2016 (about 1 year)

Publishing Assistant

Anthem Press
August, 2014 – April, 2015 (8 months)

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