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Cecile Berbesi

Cecile Berbesi

Freelance Content and Publishing Services

Media & Communication Industry
Content Services
Digital & Print
Driving License
London United Kingdom
Freelancer Available
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.
Experience

Freelance Content and Publishing Services

Cecile Berbesi
Since April 2016
Freelancer
London
United Kingdom
  • 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
  • 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)
Company Description
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.
Company website
  • Building up publisher's list of titles on 3-year forecast
  • Reading and evaluating book proposals and manuscripts submitted by authors and agents, and assessing their suitability for the list
  • Contracting electronic and book publication rights
  • Releasing up to 10 packaging and text handovers/month to production: assessing manuscript content and image quality control, liaising with external suppliers and authors
  • Preparing marketing materials: selecting cover images, writing blurbs, securing endorsements, designing flyers and yearly catalogue
Company Description
A global publishing company that specialises in academic non-fictions, especially in the Science Technical and Medical subject area
  • Formatting all 50 book layouts using templates or as per briefing
  • Compiling contents and making indexes from scratch
  • Redrawing formulas using MathMagic (Adobe InDesign) and MathType (Word 2007)
  • Designing ratios, charts, graphs and maps in Adobe Illustrator
  • Assessing technical content of PDF files and tweaking final PDF files using PitStop
Company Description
ISTE Ltd is a privately-owned IT & Engineering Sciences and Technology publisher based in London and founded in 2005.
Company website