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Veronica Wastell

Veronica Wastell - Editor

Hampshire, United Kingdom

A bit of a geek with an eye for detail and a way with words: an experienced development editor and copy-editor with a passion for education.

Overview

Academic publisher with more than 15 years of experience. With a passion for good quality educational resources, I specialise in educational and professional qualification publishing - from developing ideas to copy-editing. Highly experienced at producing online resources as well as traditional print.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Economics Education & Reference Engineering Finance & Accounting Mathematics & Statistics Physics & Chemistry Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • Certificate in Editorial Skills from the London School of Publishing (Distinction)
  • Postgraduate module: An Introduction to elearning, teaching and training
  • Postgraduate module: Designing elearning, teaching and training
  • Award in Graphic Design (Quark Xpress) from the London College of Communication

Work experience

Freelance publisher and editor

Virtual Veronica

April, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

Recent publication Oxford AQA Psychology A Level for Oxford University Press has been shortlisted for the 2016 British Book Design and Production Awards.

Development editing and project management for Hodder, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

Editing, copy-editing and proofreading for Folens, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Bloomsbury, Routledge, The Educational Company of Ireland and PEI Books.

Part-time online editor for The Education and Training Foundation: writing, editing, and sourcing articles, blogs and web pages and managing their professional membership website: The Society for Education and Training.

Vocational Publisher

Nelson Thornes

December, 2007 – March, 2011 (over 3 years)

Responsible for a large, varied portfolio including top selling GCSE, A-Level and Vocational titles

Lead publisher on the GCSE Online 2009 project (Kerboodle), as well as commissioning all Design and Technology resources

Substantial involvement in developing the overall vocational strategy

Company expert for the Extended Qualification and Diplomas

Publishing Manager

International Financial Publishing (now part of the Emile Woolf Group)

July, 2006 – December, 2007 (over 1 year)

Set up the editorial and production team including setting house style and procedures

Negotiated the warehouse and print contracts

Jointly created a relationship with key awarding body and achieved accreditation on our online courses in their first year

Expanded publishing programme and developed several new series including online learning products

Successfully launched products for the Chinese and Russian markets, including foreign language editions of titles

Publishing Manager

Kaplan Financial

December, 2001 – July, 2006 (over 4 years)

Responsible for implementing and managing publishing strategies, overseeing the production of all core products and taking a lead role in the development of new and existing products

Successfully converted all products from Word to Quark Xpress - introducing colour products for the first time

Key player in developing the online learning system

Won ‘Business Transformation of the Year 2005’ for improving the processes, costs and final products

Author of several ‘Business Mathematics’ titles for the CIMA qualification

Portfolio (45 selected works)

Function Spaces and Partial Differential Equations: 2 Volume set (Oxford Lecture Series in Mathematics and Its Applications)

Ali Taheri

This is a book written primarily for graduate students and early researchers in the fields of Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). Coverage of the material is essentially self-contained, extensive and novel with great attention to details and rigour. The strength of the book primarily lies in its clear and detailed explanations, scope and coverage, highlighting and presenting de... read more

This is a book written primarily for graduate students and early researchers in the fields of Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). Coverage of the material is essentially self-contained, extensive and novel with great attention to details and rigour. The strength of the book primarily lies in its clear and detailed explanations, scope and coverage, highlighting and presenting de... read more

Function Spaces and Partial Differential Equations: Volume 1 - Classical Analysis (Oxford Lecture Series in Mathematics and Its Applications)

Ali Taheri

This is a book written primarily for graduate students and early researchers in the fields of Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). Coverage of the material is essentially self-contained, extensive and novel with great attention to details and rigour. The strength of the book primarily lies in its clear and detailed explanations, scope and coverage, highlighting and presenting de... read more

This is a book written primarily for graduate students and early researchers in the fields of Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). Coverage of the material is essentially self-contained, extensive and novel with great attention to details and rigour. The strength of the book primarily lies in its clear and detailed explanations, scope and coverage, highlighting and presenting de... read more

Dictionary of Business Terms

Kaplan Business Books

AQA AS/A-Level Design and Technology: Product Design

Will Potts, Julia Morrison, Ian Granger

AQA GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology: All Material Categories and Systems

Bryan Williams, Louise Attwood, Pauline Treuherz, Dave Larby, Ian Fawcett, Dan Hughes

AQA GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology: Textile-Based Materials

Bryan Williams, Louise Attwood, Pauline Treuherz, Dave Larby, Ian Fawcett, Dan Hughes

AQA GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology: Paper and Boards

Bryan Williams, Louise Attwood, Pauline Treuherz, Dave Larby, Ian Fawcett, Dan Hughes

AQA GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology: Electrical and Mechanical Systems and Components

Bryan Williams, Louise Attwood, Pauline Treuherz, Dave Larby, Ian Fawcett, Dan Hughes

Cambridge Checkpoint Mathematics Challenge Workbook 7

Greg Byrd, Lynn Byrd, Chris Pearce

Cambridge Checkpoint Mathematics Challenge Workbook 8

Greg Byrd, Lynn Byrd, Chris Pearce

Cambridge Checkpoint Mathematics Challenge Workbook 9

Greg Byrd, Lynn Byrd, Chris Pearce

Random Tensors

R&azvan Gheorghe Gur&au

The Counsellor's Handbook Third Edition

Rowan Bayne, Ian Horton, Patrizia Collard, Gordon Jinks

This successful title has been updated with new entries to reflect the changes within the counselling profession over the last few years. Maintaining the popular alphabetical style of the previous editions, the authors have also kept the accessible writing style, making this handbook a must-have for every practising counsellor!

This successful title has been updated with new entries to reflect the changes within the counselling profession over the last few years. Maintaining the popular alphabetical style of the previous editions, the authors have also kept the accessible writing style, making this handbook a must-have for every practising counsellor!

Basic Skills in Construction Entry Level 3 / Level 1

Colin Fearn

Basic Skills in Construction Entry Level 3/Level 1

Basic Skills in Construction Entry Level 3/Level 1

The Complete Companions: A Level Year 1 and AS Psychology: The Revision and Exam Companion for AQA (PSYCHOLOGY COMPLETE COMPANION)

Mike Cardwell, Rob McIlveen, Rachel Moody, Joseph Robinson-Sparks

The A Level Year 1 and AS Psychology Revision and Exam Companion for AQA is the perfect revision guide to use alongside the hugely popular Complete Companion Student Books for AQA written by leading Psychology authors, Mike Cardwell and Cara Flanagan. It combines exceptionally clear presentation of the essential information students need to know with plenty of activities to develop the critica... read more

The A Level Year 1 and AS Psychology Revision and Exam Companion for AQA is the perfect revision guide to use alongside the hugely popular Complete Companion Student Books for AQA written by leading Psychology authors, Mike Cardwell and Cara Flanagan. It combines exceptionally clear presentation of the essential information students need to know with plenty of activities to develop the critica... read more

Oxford AQA Psychology A Level: Year 2

Simon Green, Rob Lewis, Julia Willerton, Dave Cox, Kevin Silber

AQA GCSE Engineering

AQA GCSE Leisure and Tourism: Student's Book

Stephen Rickerby

AQA GCSE Leisure and Tourism

AQA GCSE Leisure and Tourism

Cambridge O-Level Statistics Coursebook (Cambridge International Examinations)

Dean James Chalmers

Cambridge O-Level Statistics develops the use of statistical techniques through a skill-building approach. Cambridge O-Level Statistics uses a skill-building approach that encourages the application of knowledge to a range of statistical problems. The coursebook provides learners with the opportunity to practice and consolidate the skills required of the Cambridge O Level (4040) syllabus, whil... read more

Cambridge O-Level Statistics develops the use of statistical techniques through a skill-building approach. Cambridge O-Level Statistics uses a skill-building approach that encourages the application of knowledge to a range of statistical problems. The coursebook provides learners with the opportunity to practice and consolidate the skills required of the Cambridge O Level (4040) syllabus, whil... read more

A Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders

John E. Cooper

Title: Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: John E Cooper <>Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM

Title: Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: John E Cooper <>Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM

Physics on Your Feet: Berkeley Graduate Exam Questions: or Ninety Minutes of Shame but a PhD for the Rest of Your Life!

Dmitry Budker, Alexander O. Sushkov, Vasiliki Demas

Physics on Your Feet: Berkeley Graduate Exam Questions

Physics on Your Feet: Berkeley Graduate Exam Questions

Mathematical Underpinnings of Analytics: Theory and Applications

Peter Grindrod

[ Mathematical Underpinnings of Analytics: Theory and Applications By ( Author ) Jan-2015 Hardcover

[ Mathematical Underpinnings of Analytics: Theory and Applications By ( Author ) Jan-2015 Hardcover

Econophysics and Physical Economics

Peter Richmond, Jürgen Mimkes, Stefan Hutzler

Carpentry and Joinery Book Two: Practical Activities Third Edition

Peter Brett

The only books split to cover the essential knowledge and practical activities for Carpentry and Joinery at Levels 2 and 3. Written by experienced author Peter Brett, this new full-colour edition has been fully updated, providing comprehensive coverage of the practical skills required to pass the work-based competence element of the NVQ.

The only books split to cover the essential knowledge and practical activities for Carpentry and Joinery at Levels 2 and 3. Written by experienced author Peter Brett, this new full-colour edition has been fully updated, providing comprehensive coverage of the practical skills required to pass the work-based competence element of the NVQ.

Carpentry and Joinery Book One: Job Knowledge Third edition

Peter Brett

The new editions of these popular resources have been fully updated to match the recent changes in the QCF qualifications. Now in full-colour, these versatile resources provide in-depth knowledge of basic methods that are essential for students to understand, plus extended material and specialist topics for those working within the trade.

The new editions of these popular resources have been fully updated to match the recent changes in the QCF qualifications. Now in full-colour, these versatile resources provide in-depth knowledge of basic methods that are essential for students to understand, plus extended material and specialist topics for those working within the trade.

Agent-Based Modeling and Network Dynamics

Akira Namatame, Shu-Heng Chen

While the significance of networks in various human behavior and activities has a history as long as human's existence, network awareness is a recent scientific phenomenon. The neologism network science is just one or two decades old. Nevertheless, with this limited time, network thinking has substantially reshaped the recent development in economics, and almost all solutions to real-world pro... read more

While the significance of networks in various human behavior and activities has a history as long as human's existence, network awareness is a recent scientific phenomenon. The neologism network science is just one or two decades old. Nevertheless, with this limited time, network thinking has substantially reshaped the recent development in economics, and almost all solutions to real-world pro... read more

Plant Ecology in the Middle East

Ahmad Hegazy, Jonathan Lovett-Doust

This advanced textbook explores the intriguing flora and plant ecology of the Middle East, framed by a changing desert landscape, global climate change, and the arc of human history. This vast region has been largely under-recognized, under-studied, and certainly under-published, due in part to the challenges posed to research by political disputes and human conflict, and a treatise on the sub... read more

This advanced textbook explores the intriguing flora and plant ecology of the Middle East, framed by a changing desert landscape, global climate change, and the arc of human history. This vast region has been largely under-recognized, under-studied, and certainly under-published, due in part to the challenges posed to research by political disputes and human conflict, and a treatise on the sub... read more

Unobserved Components and Time Series Econometrics

This volume presents original and up-to-date studies in unobserved components (UC) time series models from both theoretical and methodological perspectives. It also presents empirical studies where the UC time series methodology is adopted. Drawing on the intellectual influence of Andrew Harvey, the work covers three main topics: the theory and methodology for unobserved components time series... read more

This volume presents original and up-to-date studies in unobserved components (UC) time series models from both theoretical and methodological perspectives. It also presents empirical studies where the UC time series methodology is adopted. Drawing on the intellectual influence of Andrew Harvey, the work covers three main topics: the theory and methodology for unobserved components time series... read more

Basic X-Ray Scattering for Soft Matter

Wim H. de Jeu

X-ray scattering is a well-established technique in materials science. Several excellent textbooks exist in this field, but these texts are typically written by physicists who use mathematics to make things clear. Consequently these books appeal less to students and scientists in the field of soft matter (polymers, liquid crystals, colloids, self-assembled organic systems) who usually have a m... read more

X-ray scattering is a well-established technique in materials science. Several excellent textbooks exist in this field, but these texts are typically written by physicists who use mathematics to make things clear. Consequently these books appeal less to students and scientists in the field of soft matter (polymers, liquid crystals, colloids, self-assembled organic systems) who usually have a m... read more

Economic Theory and its History (Routledge Studies in the History of Economics)

This collection brings together leading economists from around the world to explore key issues in economic analysis and the history of economic thought. This book deals with important themes in economics in terms of an approach that has its roots in the works of the classical economists from Adam Smith to David Ricardo. The chapters have been inspired by the work of Neri Salvadori, who has mad... read more

This collection brings together leading economists from around the world to explore key issues in economic analysis and the history of economic thought. This book deals with important themes in economics in terms of an approach that has its roots in the works of the classical economists from Adam Smith to David Ricardo. The chapters have been inspired by the work of Neri Salvadori, who has mad... read more

Divergence with Genetic Exchange

Michael L. Arnold

The study of genetic exchange resulting from natural hybridization, horizontal gene transfer, and viral recombination has long been marked by controversy between researchers holding different conceptual frameworks. Those subscribing to a doctrine of 'species purity' have traditionally been reluctant to recognise inferences suggesting anything other than a marginal role for non-allopatric diver... read more

The study of genetic exchange resulting from natural hybridization, horizontal gene transfer, and viral recombination has long been marked by controversy between researchers holding different conceptual frameworks. Those subscribing to a doctrine of 'species purity' have traditionally been reluctant to recognise inferences suggesting anything other than a marginal role for non-allopatric diver... read more

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