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Cecile Berbesi

Cecile Berbesi

Content and Publishing Services

Media & Communication Industry
Content Services
Freelancer Available
Meticulous editor and proofreader, with almost two decades of freelance and in-house experience in the UK trade and academic publishing industry.
London Review of Education is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal by UCL Press that publishes 3 to 4 papers monthly.

As the production editor of the journal, tasks include:

  • keeping track of the production stages by updating the online Journal and Article Management System (JAMS);
  • proofreading and controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
  • liaising with the production director, journal editors, and contributors;
  • briefing the copyeditors, proofreaders and typesetters;
  • checking the xml codes are valid and image resolution is good;
  • ensuring the final pdf and xml files are uploaded on ScienceOpen ahead of the publication date.

Since 2021, I have also been charged with the peer-review process of the journal. Tasks include:

  • assessing initial submissions to determine suitability for the journal, leading to either rejection without review or assignment of manuscripts to the Editors in chief;
  • overseeing the efficient operation of peer review, from the point of submission to acceptance/rejection (e.g. tracking manuscripts, blinding papers, liaising with editors and contributors, contacting reviewers, chasing reviewers and editors);
  • resolving ethical issues and Author/Reviewer/Editor queries;
  • preparing accepted papers for production (e.g. making sure permission for image reproduction has been granted, papers adhere to the journal style).