A fast, reliable freelance editor with over 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.
overseeing the efficient operation of peer review for the London Review of Education and Research for All for UCL Press, from the point of submission to acceptance/rejection (e.g. tracking manuscripts, monitoring schedules, blinding papers, contacting reviewers, chasing reviewers and editors)
assessing initial submissions to determine suitability for the journals, leading to either rejection without review or assignment of manuscripts to the Editors-in-Chief
acting as the main point of liaison with the Editors-in-Chief, Guest Editors, Associate Editors and contributors on all day-to-day aspects of running the journals, and reporting to the Journals Manager
navigating and operating the online submission system (JAMS) and IT platforms to understand and appraise the manuscripts' workflow
preparing accepted papers for production (e.g. checking that permission for image reproduction has been granted, papers adhere to the journal style, ethics and other declarations have been obtained, and plagiarism is avoided by producing iThenticate reports)
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.