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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.
Description
Proofreading the English translation of Olivier Guez's award-winning 'The disappearance of Joseph Mengele' (224 pages), making sure that no word-to-word translation of the French was left after the copyediting stage
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Proofreading Vigdis Hjorth's translation from the Norwegian of 'Long Live the Post Horn!' for Verso Books (208 pages)
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At proofreading, I paid extra attention to facts and dates since the title is in Current Affairs.
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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.
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My role involved:
- commissioning and briefing a copyeditor, proofreader and typesetter;
- checking quality of the work carried out by these suppliers at all the production stages;
- liaising with the publishing house and the journal editor;
- delivering the final files on time.
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Typesetting a 322-page monograph and optimising the illustrations for printing in colour and b/w
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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.
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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.
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My role for the 2019 issue of 'The London Journal of Canadian Studies' involved:
- commissioning and briefing a copyeditor, proofreader and typesetter;
- checking quality of the work carried out by these suppliers at all the production stages;
- liaising with the publishing house and the journal editor;
- delivering the final files on time.
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'Social Justice Re-Examined: Dilemmas and solutions for the classroom teacher', edited by Rowena Arshad, Terry Wrigley and Lynne Pratt, released November 2019 for UCL IOE Press.

As the project manager, tasks included:
- liaising with the publishing house, suppliers and the authors;
- outsourcing the suppliers involved in the project (copyeditor, typesetter, proofreader);
- ensuring the final version of the print-ready pdf would be ready within the deadline;
- controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
- proofreading.
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Proofreading Louis Althusser's translation on 'Lessons on Rousseau' for Verso Books (160 pages, released November 2019).
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Proofreading Maya Goodfellow's first monograph for Verso Books (272 pages, released November 2019).
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Typesetting Stephen H. Rigby's edited collection 'Historians on John Gower' for Boydell & Brewer (580 pages, released September 2019).

As a typesetter, my duties included:
- 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 illustrations to printing standards using Adobe Photoshop;
- checking and amending the index;
- delivering the print-ready pdf within the timeframe.
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Typesetting Audrey M. Thorstad's 'The Culture of Castles in Tudor England and Wales' for Boydell & Brewer (256 pages, released September 2019).

As a typesetter, my duties included:
- typesetting the galley proofs in InDesign following a template I created;
- inserting authors' and publisher's corrections to the proofs;
- restoring and optimising the b/w illustrations to printing standards using Adobe Photoshop;
- checking and amending the index;
- delivering the print-ready pdf within the timeframe.
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Proofreading Dominique Eddé's translated portrait of Edward Said for Verso Books (224 pages, released August 2019), making sure that there would be no French words left in the text and Arabic names translation would be anglicised.
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'Reframing Space for Learning: Excellence and innovation in university teaching', edited by Tim Bilham, Claire Hamshire, Mary Hartog and Martina A. Doolan, released July 2019 for UCL IOE Press.

As the project manager, tasks included:
- liaising with the publishing house, suppliers and the authors;
- outsourcing the suppliers involved in the project (copyeditor, typesetter, proofreader);
- ensuring the final version of the print-ready pdf would be ready within the deadline;
- controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
- proofreading.
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'Manifestos, Policies and Practices: An equalities agenda', edited by David Scott, released July 2019 for UCL IOE Press.

As the project manager, tasks included:
- liaising with the publishing house, suppliers and the authors;
- outsourcing the suppliers involved in the project (copyeditor, typesetter, proofreader);
- ensuring the final version of the print-ready pdf would be ready within the deadline;
- controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
- proofreading.
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International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning (IJDEGL) published by the UCL Institute of Education Press.

As the project manager responsible for producing the two issue of the IJDEGL journal in 2019, tasks included:
- liaising with the publishing house, suppliers and contributors;
- ensuring the final version of the print-ready pdf and epdfs would be ready within the deadline;
- controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
- proofreading;
- checking image resolution.
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'How to Have a Happy Hustle: The Complete Guide to Making Your Ideas Happen', by Bec Evans, released May 2019 for Icon Books.

As a typesetter, my duties included:
- typesetting the galley proofs in InDesign following a template I created from scratch;
- producing marketing bound proofs within 48-hour;
- inserting authors' and publisher's corrections to the proofs;
- optimising the b/w illustrations to printing standards using Adobe Photoshop;
- delivering the print-ready pdfs within the timeframe.
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'Shades of the Prison House: A History of Incarceration in the British Isles", by Harry Potter, released May 2019 for Boydell Press.

As a typesetter, my duties included:
- typesetting the galley proofs in InDesign following a template I created;
- inserting authors' and publisher's corrections to the proofs;
- restoring and optimising the b/w illustrations to printing standards using Adobe Photoshop;
- checking and amending the index;
- delivering the print-ready pdf within the timeframe.
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'Struggles for Empowerment: Higher education stories from East and West', by Ambreen Shahriar
and Teresa Bruen, released March 2019 for UCL IOE Press.

As the project manager, tasks included:
- liaising with the publishing house, suppliers and the authors;
- outsourcing the suppliers involved in the project (copyeditor, typesetter, proofreader);
- ensuring the final version of the print-ready pdf would be ready within the deadline;
- controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
- proofreading.
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'The Boyce Papers: The Letters and Diaries of Joanna Boyce, Henry Wells and George Price Boyce', edited by Sue Bradbury, 2-volume set released March 2019 for Boydell Press.

As a typesetter, my duties included:
- typesetting the galley proofs in InDesign following a template I created;
- inserting authors' and publisher's corrections to the two-volume set;
- restoring and optimising the colour and b/w illustrations to printing standards using Adobe Photoshop;
- checking and amending the index;
- delivering the print-ready pdfs within the timeframe.
Description
London Review of Education (LER) published by the UCL Institute of Education Press.

As the project manager responsible for producing three issues of the LRE journal in 2019 (March, July and November) tasks included:
- liaising with the publishing house, suppliers and contributors;
- ensuring the final version of the print-ready pdf is ready within the deadline;
- controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
- proofreading;
- checking image resolution.
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'Inclusion and Intersectionality in Visual Arts Education' edited by Kate Hatton, released February 2019 for UCL IOE Press.

As the project manager, tasks included:
- liaising with the publishing house, suppliers and the editor;
- outsourcing and briefing the suppliers (copyeditor, proofreader, typesetter);
- ensuring the final version of the print-ready pdf and ebook would be ready within the deadline;
- controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
- proofreading;
- checking image resolution.
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Copyediting for Oxford Research Encyclopedias various short articles (about 30 page long) following the style from either the American Psychological Association (APA) or Chicago.
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Copyediting for Palgrave Macmillan of seven chapters (about 150 pages), making sure above the usual editing that the Middle Eastern diacritics and spelling are consistent.