A fast, reliable freelance editor with 15 years' experience in the UK trade and academic publishing industry. Whether you are an author, publishing house, academic or else, I can help you to ready your content for publication.
Starting in 2007 as a part-time freelancer during my leisure time, I took the plunge in 2016 and became self-employed on a full-time basis.
My professional expertise covers the following duties:
• peer-review management
• project management
• proofreading (digital & print in English, French and Portuguese)
• reader's report
• translating English to French
• typesetting and indexing
Subject areas include among others Education, History, French, Middle East, Travel Writing, Politics & International Relations, Business, Technical Engineering.
Fees are negotiated on a per-project basis.
For a detailed CV, please click on the 'Experience' tab of this website.
The works displayed in the portfolio are from 2016 onwards. For an exhaustive list of my freelance works between now and 2007, please visit my portfolio on Google+: https://goo.gl/photos/gUqSLE5zZLQ7a6V86
to March 2016
Controlling quality of 150 titles/year: ensuring content is standard to and in tone with house style/industry standard, checking for plagiarism, copyediting and proofreading all 150 books (Adobe Acrobat Pro and on paper)
Budgeting: tracking variance to budget performance, negotiating suppliers' fees, monitoring suppliers' payments and follow-ups
Scheduling: implementing production planning spreadsheet, updating internal project management database
Managing workforce and authors: briefing every project, outsourcing UK and Indian-based suppliers, tracking the production planner and chasing-up when delays, mediating between the supplier and the author, recruiting new suppliers, answering authors and suppliers’ queries
Designing: typesetting ebooks and layouts (Adobe InDesign), enhancing pictures quality (Adobe Photoshop), drawing book series logos and internal maps (Adobe Illustrator)
I.B.Tauris is a publishing company founded in 1983 whose strategy is to publish serious but accessible works in the Humanities and Social Sciences.