York Editors

Editing and proofreading services


Dodi Beardshaw

Skills: editing, copy-editing, proofreading, project management

Subjects: education, especially school literacy, history, primary maths; fiction, general non-fiction and biography for all ages; arts and culture

Types of publication: textbooks, workbooks, novels, school materials, magazines

About me:  

Editing in all aspects of education publishing – especially children’s school materials – has been my career since the 1980s. Since leaving the University of York in 2017, where I worked for 12 years as Publications Manager, I have returned to freelancing and widened my field to include fiction, general non-fiction and arts and culture.

I have extensive experience, with high-level copy editing and proofreading skills. I am known for my ability to ensure that text is clear, accurate and aligns with relevant style; excellent time management and organisational skills; a keen eye for design and typography; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. I understand the importance of teamwork, working precisely to schedule, asking the right questions and thinking ahead to the next step.

Email: dodi.beardshaw@gmail.com

Location: Beverley, East Yorkshire


Sharon Telfer

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Skills: writing, rewriting, development editing, copy-editing, language editing

Subjects: arts and heritage / biography and life writing / charities and not-for-profit / health, healthcare / history/ literature / social policy, social sciences, politics

Types of publication: corporate communications / elearning, interactives, online learning materials / magazines and newsletters / presentations / research / websites

About me:  I’m an award-winning writer and editor with over 25 years’ experience.

I specialise in writing, rewriting and editing that puts complex information into clear, concise English, whatever the subject. But I have worked extensively with charities and researchers on social issues, including: poverty, housing, ageing, disability, inequality, health policy and arts for social good.

I’ve worked in corporate, educational and academic publishing and for the Department of Health. For many years, I ran the publishing programme at York’s Joseph Rowntree Foundation. I’ve been freelance since 2011.

I’m committed to clear communications, whatever the project – and I’ve never missed a deadline.

Emailsharontelfer@swisinfo.co.uk

Website: coming soon…

Twitter: @sharontelfer

LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/sharontelfer

Location: York/East Riding of Yorkshire