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Cecile Berbesi

Cecile Berbesi

Freelance Content and Publishing Services

Publishing industry
Content services
Production editor
Freelancer Available
Meticulous editor and proofreader, with almost two decades of freelance and in-house experience in the UK trade and academic publishing industry.
  • overseeing the efficient operation of peer review for two major UCL Press journals, from the point of submission to acceptance/rejection
  • assessing initial submissions to determine suitability for the journals, leading to either desk rejection or assignment of manuscripts by the editors-in-chief
  • blinding papers, contacting reviewers, chasing reviewers, editors and contributors
  • tracking manuscripts and monitoring schedules using the online submission system (JAMS) and Excel/Word trackers
  • acting as the main point of liaison with the editors-in-chief, guest editors, associate editors, reviewers and contributors and reporting to the journals manager
  • preparing accepted papers for production by 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 running iThenticate reports