Victoria Broom

Victoria Broom - Editor Tick

Halifax, UK

I have 18 years' copy editing experience, specialising in Law, Humanities and Social Science. Clients include Bloomsbury and Elsevier.

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Overview

I have a wealth of experience in the publishing sector, starting out as an in-house journalist and editor for Dow Jones, Teletext and Sweet & Maxwell (Thomson Reuters), before moving into freelancing ten years ago. During this time I have copy edited and proofread a number of titles for big name publishers such as Bloomsbury, Sweet & Maxwell, Taylor & Francis, Elsevier and Palgrave Macmillan, covering a vast range of subject areas ranging from Law, Humanities and Social Science to property and film! I am used to working closely with a number of publishing professionals, including authors, in-house editors and typesetters and pride myself on my attention to detail, ability to problem-solve and ultimately provide a high-quality editing service in a timely manner.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Economics
Education & Reference
Entertainment
History
Law
Life Sciences
Politics & Current Affairs
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Technology

Certifications

  • BA (Hons) English & Art History

Work experience

Copy Editor and Proofreader

Self-employed
January, 2008 – Present (over 10 years)

I provide copy editing and proofreading services both on-screen and on paper to publishing and private clients.

I have worked on projects within a wide variety of subject areas, ranging from law, residential property, tax, science and technical to film and television. I am experienced in copyediting and proofreading the following publication types:

- Books
- Journals
- Looseleafs
- Major reference works
- Online publications
- Dissertations
- Articles and newsletters.

Senior Editor

Sweet & Maxwell
March, 2004 – December, 2007 (almost 4 years)

As a senior editor in the Regulatory Print Team, I managed a list of titles with content spread across the Health and Safety, HR and Payroll and Company Administration and Tax sectors.

General description of role
Managing a portfolio of looseleaf titles and their associated enhancement products to ensure they published to plan, according to budget and were produced to the highest quality standards.
Liaising closely with authors, team members, freelancers, production staff and the business unit in order to achieve the aforementioned aims.
Working alongside authors and the business unit to develop title content, improve structure, save on costs and approaching and commissioning authors to write new material.
Editing and proofreading author copy and freelance material to ensure quality was maintained.
Taking an active and leading role in various projects and company initiatives, for e.g. acting as House Style Coordinator, my involvement in 2007 Plan processes and training and acting as the Regulatory Print team's training and attachment coordinator.
Mentoring and providing ongoing training and support to junior members of the team where necessary.

Freelance Editor

Croner
June, 2003 – September, 2003 (3 months)

After being commissioned to write a business article for the company, I was offered a position as a freelance editor within the health and safety department.

General description of role
I managed a list of monthly newsletters and looseleaf titles and had full editorial control upon receiving the initial copy through to final publication.
Liaising with authors, team members and typesetting staff over editorial content.
Typesetting and arranging newsletters using SGML coding.

Financial Reporter/Editor

Teletext (Channel 4)
November, 2000 – January, 2003 (about 2 years)

As a financial writer on a busy news desk, I wrote articles for the analogue service relating to all aspects of personal finance, in a concise and informative manner.

General description of role:
Initiating feature ideas, researching and interviewing financial advisers, consumer groups, investment managers and other experts within the personal finance and business arena.
Writing reports on the UK, US, European and Far Eastern stock and currency markets. These reports were written and sent to the analogue service live, which meant I had to produce timely and accurate copy at all times.
Extending reports for the Teletext website.
Subbing other reporters' articles.

Copy Reader/Editor

Dow Jones Newswires
June, 1998 – November, 2000 (over 2 years)

I edited and rewrote the financial announcements of UK listed companies, released by the London Stock Exchange, for a computerised UK news service and international newswire.

General description of role:
Prioritising and editing financial information into clear and concise copy.
Writing clear and informative headlines and leads, reflective of the story content.
Rewriting company announcements in the form of business briefs and full articles.
Reporting on and researching companies undergoing flotation.
Training and supervising new staff on the skills and speed required for the job.
Managing a team of 12 during busy periods and prioritising company announcements.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

The Housing Downturn: Picking up the Pieces

Graham Norwood

The world’s housing markets have seen the sharpest slowdown in prices and transactions for over a generation – nowhere more so than in Britain. So what can the property industry learn from the experience? This book sets out the signals that were appearing from 2005 onwards as the foundations of the industry began to crack. Norwood asks: why were they missed? Why did so few people speak out aga... read more

The world’s housing markets have seen the sharpest slowdown in prices and transactions for over a generation – nowhere more so than in Britain. So what can the property industry learn from the experience? This book sets out the signals that were appearing from 2005 onwards as the foundations of the industry began to crack. Norwood asks: why were they missed? Why did so few people speak out aga... read more

Modern Methods of Valuation

Eric Shapiro, David Mackmin, Keith Davies

* Gives clear understanding of the methods and techniques of valuation * Latest statutes and case law affecting valuation * Core text for students and essential reference for practitionersDespite the volatility in the world’s financial and property markets the principles underpinning valuation methods have remained fundamentally unchanged. In this new edition the sections on methods have been ... read more

* Gives clear understanding of the methods and techniques of valuation * Latest statutes and case law affecting valuation * Core text for students and essential reference for practitionersDespite the volatility in the world’s financial and property markets the principles underpinning valuation methods have remained fundamentally unchanged. In this new edition the sections on methods have been ... read more

The Stamp Duty Land Tax Handbook

Tony Johnson, Chris Hart

Written from a practical standpoint, this new edition of the Stamp Duty Land Tax Handbook details how the updated legislation works in common practice. The book's examples and case studies will be highly useful to surveyors, valuers and anyone needs to be kept up to date with the application of tax duty on Land. Unlike most other books in this area, the Handbook is based on practical experienc... read more

Written from a practical standpoint, this new edition of the Stamp Duty Land Tax Handbook details how the updated legislation works in common practice. The book's examples and case studies will be highly useful to surveyors, valuers and anyone needs to be kept up to date with the application of tax duty on Land. Unlike most other books in this area, the Handbook is based on practical experienc... read more

Corporate Occupiers' Handbook

Howard Cooke, Simon Woodhead

This comprehensive book provides a practical guide to the issues faced by all those in corporate occupation. The array of problems that tenants may encounter during a corporate occupation range from service charges and lease renewals to dilapidations and repair. Often they become contentious and lead to court action, which can be timely and expensive. The authors want to avoid this and offer p... read more

This comprehensive book provides a practical guide to the issues faced by all those in corporate occupation. The array of problems that tenants may encounter during a corporate occupation range from service charges and lease renewals to dilapidations and repair. Often they become contentious and lead to court action, which can be timely and expensive. The authors want to avoid this and offer p... read more

Global Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's Disease: Design, Implementation, and Standardization

Global Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease is a handy one-stop reference for researchers and physicians planning and conducting global clinical trials in this area. This book addresses important considerations that may arise during the successful design and execution of these trials, including site selection, local regulatory issues, pharmacogenomics, ethical matters and much more. Given t... read more

Global Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease is a handy one-stop reference for researchers and physicians planning and conducting global clinical trials in this area. This book addresses important considerations that may arise during the successful design and execution of these trials, including site selection, local regulatory issues, pharmacogenomics, ethical matters and much more. Given t... read more

Autophagy: Cancer, Other Pathologies, Inflammation, Immunity, Infection, and Aging: Volume 3 - Role in Specific Diseases

Understanding the importance and necessity of the role of autophagy in health and disease is vital for the studies of cancer, aging, neurodegeneration, immunology, and infectious diseases. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book offers a valuable guide to these cellular processes whilst encouraging researchers to explore their potentially important connections. Volume 3 explores the role of au... read more

Understanding the importance and necessity of the role of autophagy in health and disease is vital for the studies of cancer, aging, neurodegeneration, immunology, and infectious diseases. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book offers a valuable guide to these cellular processes whilst encouraging researchers to explore their potentially important connections. Volume 3 explores the role of au... read more

Current Laboratory Techniques in Rabies Diagnosis, Research and Prevention, Volume 1

Laboratory Techniques in Rabies Diagnosis, Research and Prevention provides a basic understanding of the current trends in rabies. It establishes a new facility for rabies surveillance, vaccine and antibody manufacturing. It offers clarity about the choice of laboratory methods for diagnosis and virus typing, of systems for producing monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and of methods for test... read more

Laboratory Techniques in Rabies Diagnosis, Research and Prevention provides a basic understanding of the current trends in rabies. It establishes a new facility for rabies surveillance, vaccine and antibody manufacturing. It offers clarity about the choice of laboratory methods for diagnosis and virus typing, of systems for producing monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and of methods for test... read more

Freedom of Artistic Expression: Essays on Culture and Legal Censure

Paul Kearns

Freedom of Artistic Expression presents a unique and comprehensive examination of the human rights and moral rights of artists. In what is arguably the first exhaustive book-length account of artists' rights, author Paul Kearns explores the problems associated with censorship, both from philosophical and legal perspectives, and focuses on the various ways in which the morality of art is legall... read more

Freedom of Artistic Expression presents a unique and comprehensive examination of the human rights and moral rights of artists. In what is arguably the first exhaustive book-length account of artists' rights, author Paul Kearns explores the problems associated with censorship, both from philosophical and legal perspectives, and focuses on the various ways in which the morality of art is legall... read more

The Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights (Modern Studies in European Law)

Paul Gragl

After more than 30 years of discussion, negotiations between the Council of Europe and the European Union on the EU's accession to the European Convention on Human Rights have resulted in a Draft Accession Agreement. This will allow the EU to accede to the Convention within the next couple of years. As a consequence, the Union will become subject to the external judicial supervision of an inte... read more

After more than 30 years of discussion, negotiations between the Council of Europe and the European Union on the EU's accession to the European Convention on Human Rights have resulted in a Draft Accession Agreement. This will allow the EU to accede to the Convention within the next couple of years. As a consequence, the Union will become subject to the external judicial supervision of an inte... read more

Twenty-First Century Estate Agency

Graham Norwood

This book is a must have for those estate agents who want to work more effectively in order to grow their business and profits. With 12,000 separately owned estate agencies in the UK this book illustrates how new technology and working practices can revolutionise the industry. Technology can help to improve the competitiveness and sometimes-tarnished image of estate agents in the eyes of the g... read more

This book is a must have for those estate agents who want to work more effectively in order to grow their business and profits. With 12,000 separately owned estate agencies in the UK this book illustrates how new technology and working practices can revolutionise the industry. Technology can help to improve the competitiveness and sometimes-tarnished image of estate agents in the eyes of the g... read more

Ethical Judgments

Stephen W. Smith, John Coggon, Clark Hobson, Richard Huxtable, Sheelagh McGuinness, José Miola, Mary Neal

This edited collection is designed to explore the ethical nature of judicial decision-making, particularly relating to cases in the health/medical sphere, where judges are often called upon to issue rulings on questions containing an explicit ethical component. However, judges do not receive any specific training in ethical decision-making, and often disown any place for ethics in their decisi... read more

This edited collection is designed to explore the ethical nature of judicial decision-making, particularly relating to cases in the health/medical sphere, where judges are often called upon to issue rulings on questions containing an explicit ethical component. However, judges do not receive any specific training in ethical decision-making, and often disown any place for ethics in their decisi... read more

Human Security and Human Rights under International Law

Dorothy Estrada-Tanck

Human security provides one of the most important protections; a person-centred axis of freedom from fear, from want and to live with dignity. It is surprising given its centrality to the human experience, that its connection with human rights has not yet been explored in a truly systematic way. This important new book addresses that gap in the literature by analysing whether human security mi... read more

Human security provides one of the most important protections; a person-centred axis of freedom from fear, from want and to live with dignity. It is surprising given its centrality to the human experience, that its connection with human rights has not yet been explored in a truly systematic way. This important new book addresses that gap in the literature by analysing whether human security mi... read more

Deserved Criminal Sentences

Andreas von Hirsch

This book provides an accessible and systematic restatement of the desert model for criminal sentencing by one of its leading academic exponents. The desert model emphasises the degree of seriousness of the offender's crime in deciding the severity of his punishment, and has become increasingly influential in recent penal practice and scholarly debate. It explains why sentences should be based... read more

This book provides an accessible and systematic restatement of the desert model for criminal sentencing by one of its leading academic exponents. The desert model emphasises the degree of seriousness of the offender's crime in deciding the severity of his punishment, and has become increasingly influential in recent penal practice and scholarly debate. It explains why sentences should be based... read more

The Irish Yearbook of International Law

Fiona de Londras, Siobhán Mullally

The Irish Yearbook of International Law (IYIL) supports research into Ireland's practice in international affairs and foreign policy, filling a gap in existing legal scholarship and assisting in the dissemination of Irish thinking and practice on matters of international law. On an annual basis, the Yearbook presents peer-reviewed academic articles and book reviews on general issues of interna... read more

The Irish Yearbook of International Law (IYIL) supports research into Ireland's practice in international affairs and foreign policy, filling a gap in existing legal scholarship and assisting in the dissemination of Irish thinking and practice on matters of international law. On an annual basis, the Yearbook presents peer-reviewed academic articles and book reviews on general issues of interna... read more

Finnish Yearbook of International Law

Tuomas Tiittala

The Finnish Yearbook of International Law aspires to honour and strengthen the Finnish tradition in international legal scholarship. Open to contributions from all over the world and from all persuasions, the Finnish Yearbook stands out as a forum for theoretically informed, high-quality publications on all aspects of public international law, including the international relations law of the E... read more

The Finnish Yearbook of International Law aspires to honour and strengthen the Finnish tradition in international legal scholarship. Open to contributions from all over the world and from all persuasions, the Finnish Yearbook stands out as a forum for theoretically informed, high-quality publications on all aspects of public international law, including the international relations law of the E... read more

The Code Napoléon Rewritten

John Cartwright, Simon Whittaker

The provisions of the French Civil Code governing the law of obligations have remained largely unchanged since 1804 and have served as the model for civil codes across the world. In 2016, the French Government effected major reforms of the provisions on the law of contract, the general regime of obligations and proof of obligations. This work explores in detail the most interesting new provisi... read more

The provisions of the French Civil Code governing the law of obligations have remained largely unchanged since 1804 and have served as the model for civil codes across the world. In 2016, the French Government effected major reforms of the provisions on the law of contract, the general regime of obligations and proof of obligations. This work explores in detail the most interesting new provisi... read more

Those Who Made It

John C. Tibbetts

What was it like to work behind the scenes, away from the spotlight's glare, in Hollywood's so-called Golden Age? The interviews in this book provide eye-witness accounts from the likes of Steven Spielberg and Terry Gilliam, to explore the creative decisions that have shaped some of Classical Hollywood's most-loved films.

What was it like to work behind the scenes, away from the spotlight's glare, in Hollywood's so-called Golden Age? The interviews in this book provide eye-witness accounts from the likes of Steven Spielberg and Terry Gilliam, to explore the creative decisions that have shaped some of Classical Hollywood's most-loved films.

Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution

Andrew DJ Shield

This book focuses on the latter half of the twentieth century, when much of northwest Europe grew increasingly multicultural with the arrival of foreign workers and (post-)colonial migrants, whilst simultaneously experiencing a boom in feminist and sexual liberation activism. Using multilingual newspapers, foreign worker organizations’ archives, and interviews, this book shows that immigrants ... read more

This book focuses on the latter half of the twentieth century, when much of northwest Europe grew increasingly multicultural with the arrival of foreign workers and (post-)colonial migrants, whilst simultaneously experiencing a boom in feminist and sexual liberation activism. Using multilingual newspapers, foreign worker organizations’ archives, and interviews, this book shows that immigrants ... read more

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