Victoria Lympus

Victoria Lympus – Editor

Non-fiction book editor. Over a decade of experience, including highly illustrated books. Subjects include anything from art to zoology.

Overview

Hello, I am a non-fiction book editor who has worked in publishing for over a decade.

I enjoy working on general reference on anything from art to zoology. However I have an MA in art history and a lot of experience in highly illustrated books, so subjects such as art and craft are particularly up my street. Other areas I have a particular interest in are history, memoir, MBS and business.

I enjoy working with first-time authors and those who might not consider themselves "writers" but who have knowledge or a story they want to share.
Services
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Design DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Religion & Spirituality
Languages
English (UK)

Work experience

Self-employed

Aug, 2016 — Present

• Project management
• Copyediting
• Proofreading
• Anglicization/Americanization
• Picture research
• Author commissioning
• Any other ad-hoc editorial requirements

Quarto Publishing

Nov, 2014 — Jul, 2016 (over 1 year)

I came up with, researched, conceptualized and commissioned creative and commercial book ideas.

• Researched trends, ideas and competition
• Conceptualized the look, format and extent of the book
• Discovered, attracted and retained talented authors
• Briefed authors on content creation
• Commissioned designers, illustrators and photographers
• Arranged, co-ordinated and supervised photoshoots
• Critiqued layouts to make them more logical, work harder and look great
• Wrote and edited synopses

Quarto Publishing

Jun, 2010 — Jun, 2014 (about 4 years)

Project-managed illustrated co-edition titles for clients in the USA and in the UK.

• Planned and maintained schedule and budget
• Identified and troubleshooted problems
• Developed content
• Identified and solved international issues with content
• Assessed and edited manuscripts
• Critiqued layouts
• Collated author’s, publisher’s and editor’s corrections and took them in to files
• Proofread final layouts and plotters
• Americanized and Anglicized text
• Liaised with and supported authors
• Managed freelance copyeditors and proofreaders
• Commissioned illustrators
• Arranged, co-ordinated and supervised photoshoots
• Built and maintained successful working relationships with publishers

Professionals similar to Victoria

Get a range of offers by requesting quotes from multiple professionals.

Megan Chambers

Megan C.

Denver Publishing Institute graduate with five years of editing experience, specializing in nonfiction

Boise, Idaho, USA

100% reply rate

View profile
Harriet Power

Harriet P.

Respectful, professional nonfiction editor | 12+ years' experience | former OUP Development Editor | helping you connect with your readers

Reading, UK

100% reply rate

View profile
Britta Jensen

Britta J.

Find the courage to submit your book with confidence. Together, we'll identify the best way to get your book published. Let's talk!

Austin, Texas, USA

100% reply rate

View profile