An occasional freelancer since 2007, I became fully self-employed in April 2016.
My professional expertise covers the following duties:
- project management
- copy-writing (digital & print)
- copy-editing/proofreading (digital & print)
- translating English to French
- reader's report
Subject areas include among others French, History, Education, Middle East, Travel Writing, Politics & International Relations, Business, Technical Engineering.
- American University of Cairo
- Biteback Publishing
- Bourchier Ltd
- Boydell & Brewer
- Brilliant Publications
- Eland Publishers
- Hermes Science Publishing
- Icon Books
- ISTE Editions
- UCL Press
Fees are negotiated on a per-project basis.
For an exhaustive list of my freelance works between now and 2007, please visit my portfolio on Google+: https://goo.gl/photos/gUqSLE5zZLQ7a6V86
The works display on this website's portfolio are from 2016 onwards.
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.