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Cecile Berbesi

Cecile Berbesi

Freelance Content and Publishing Services

Media & Communication Industry
Content Services
Digital & Print
Porto Portugal
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.
Description
Proofreading the English translation of Olivier Guez's award-winning 'The disappearance of Joseph Mengele' (224 pages), making sure that no literal translation of the French was left after the copyediting stage.
Description
Proofreading Edmond Smith's 'Merchants: The Community That Shaped England’s Trade and Empire, 1550-1650' for Yale University Press (376 pages)
Description
As a typesetter, my duties included:
  • typesetting the galley proofs and two colour plate sections in InDesign following a template I created from scratch;
  • inserting authors' and publisher's corrections to the proofs;
  • optimising and retouching the colour illustrations to printing standards using Adobe Photoshop;
  • delivering the print-ready pdfs within the timeframe.
Description
Typesetting this monograph for Icon Books involved:
  • typesetting samples and galley proofs;
  • inserting authors' and publisher's corrections to the proofs;
  • optimising and retouching the b/w illustrations to printing standards using Adobe Photoshop;
  • delivering the print-ready pdfs within the timeframe.
Description
Copyediting André Rui Graça's 'Portuguese Cinema (1960-2010): Consumption, Circulation and Commerce' for Boydell (285 pages). Mixture of English and Portuguese.
Description
Typesetting this monograph for Icon Books involved:
  • typesetting samples and galley proofs;
  • inserting authors' and publisher's corrections to the proofs;
  • optimising and retouching the b/w illustrations to printing standards using Adobe Photoshop;
  • delivering the print-ready pdfs within the timeframe.
Description
Copyediting Thea Pitman's 'Decolonising the Museum: The Curation of Indigenous Contemporary Art in Brazil' for Boydell, checking, among other things, original material for typos in Portuguese (145 pages)
Description
As the editor managing the production stages of the book, my role involved:
  • assessing the files following editorial handover;
  • commissioning and briefing a copyeditor, proofreader and typesetter;
  • checking the quality of the work carried out by these suppliers at every stage of the production;
  • making sure the text follows the house guidelines and APA style;
  • liaising with the UCL Press team and the book editor to solve editorial and production queries raised during the process;
  • delivering the final files (pdf and xml) on time.
Description
International Journal of Social Pedagogy is a yearly journal by UCL Press that publishes 2 to 3 papers monthly.

As the editor managing the production of the journal, tasks include:
  • liaising with the production director, journal editors, suppliers and contributors;
  • updating the online, in-house submission system at each stage of the production;
  • ensuring the final pdf and xml files are uploaded on Science Open ahead of the publication date;
  • proofreading and controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
  • reading and checking xml code;
    -checking image resolution.
Description
Europe and the World: A Law Review is a yearly journal by UCL Press that publishes 1 to 2 papers monthly.

As the editor managing the production of the journal, tasks include:
  • liaising with the production director, journal editors, suppliers and contributors;
  • updating the online, in-house submission system at each stage of the production;
  • ensuring the final pdf and xml files are uploaded on Science Open ahead of the publication date;
  • proofreading and controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
  • reading and checking xml code;
  • checking image resolution.
Description
Radical Americas is a yearly journal by UCL Press that publishes 2 to 3 papers monthly. A special issue made up of 14 papers was released on 1 June 2021.

As the editor managing the production of the journal, tasks include:
  • liaising with the production director, journal editors, suppliers and contributors;
  • updating the online, in-house submission system at each stage of the production;
  • ensuring the final pdf and xml files are uploaded on Science Open ahead of the publication date;
  • proofreading and controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
  • reading and checking xml code;
  • checking image resolution.
Description
London Review of Education is a yearly journal by UCL Press that publishes 3 to 4 papers monthly.

As the editor managing the production of the journal, tasks include:
  • liaising with the production director, journal editors, suppliers and contributors;
  • updating the online, in-house submission system at each stage of the production;
  • ensuring the final pdf and xml files are uploaded on Science Open ahead of the publication date;
  • proofreading and controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
  • reading and checking xml code;
  • checking image resolution.
Description
The Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society is published annually by UCL Press for the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society.

As the editor managing the production of the journal, tasks include:
  • liaising with the production director, journal editors, suppliers and contributors;
  • updating the online, in-house submission system at each stage of the production;
  • ensuring the final pdf and xml files are uploaded on Science Open ahead of the publication date;
  • proofreading and controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
  • reading and checking xml code;
  • checking image resolution.
Description
The London Journal of Canadian Studies is published annually. Volume 35 was published in 2020.

As the editor managing the production of the journal, tasks include:
  • liaising with the production director, journal editors, suppliers and contributors;
  • updating the online, in-house submission system at each stage of the production;
  • ensuring the final pdf and xml files are uploaded on Science Open ahead of the publication date;
  • proofreading and controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
  • reading and checking xml code;
  • checking image resolution.
Description
Proofreading Vigdis Hjorth's translation from the Norwegian of 'Long Live the Post Horn!' for Verso Books (208 pages)
Description
Started as a facebook project, with 46 Portuguese-speaking writers and illustrators publishing every day of the confinement (between March and May 2020), a different chapter, it took off, got translated into 6 languages and was finally published in a book by Relogio D'agua Editores in July 2020.

My role was to proofread some of the English translations to be published on Facebook and then to check the final galley proofs.
Description
The proofreading of this particular work required extra attention to facts and dates, as well as the occasional diacritics and foreign language.
Description
Typesetting Enid Elliott Linder's memoir for Icon Books (288 pages, released June 2020).

As a typesetter, my duties included:
  • producing the galley proofs in InDesign following a template I created within 48h;
  • optimising the b/w illustrations to printing standards using Adobe Photoshop.
Description
My role involved:
  • assessing the files following editorial handover;
  • commissioning and briefing a copyeditor, proofreader and typesetter;
  • checking the quality of the work carried out by these suppliers at every stage of the production;
  • making sure the text follows the house guidelines and APA style;
  • liaising with the UCL Press team and the journal editor to solve editorial and production queries raised during the process;
  • delivering the final files (pdf and xml) on time.
Description
Typesetting a 322-page monograph and optimising the illustrations for printing in colour and b/w
Description
My job consisted in coming up with a new book design based on the 'Publications of the John Gower Society' series. Other tasks included optimising images for colour and b/w printing, setting and checking the index.
Description
A full project for Boydell & Brewer to produce a 327-page book, including a colour plate section (released January 2020).

My duties included:
  • liaising with the author and the publishing house
  • editing in both English and Portuguese
  • typesetting the galley proofs in InDesign following the series template;
  • inserting authors' and publisher's corrections to the proofs;
  • restoring and optimising the b/w and CMYK illustrations to printing standards using Adobe Photoshop;
  • producing a colour plate section;
  • checking and amending the index;
  • delivering the print-ready pdf within the timeframe.