York Editors

Editing and proofreading services


Sarah Perkins

Skills: Editing, proofreading.

Subjects: Finance, business, music, craft.

Types of publication: Corporate communication, marketing materials, contracts and other legal documents, websites, presentation packages, training materials, reports, and books (including self-publishing).

About me:  I have a business background, having worked with all sizes of organisation from corner shops and market traders to Aviva and Yorkshire Television. This has shown me the importance of focusing on what matters to the end-user. It has also shown me how quickly cosmetic details can undermine credibility.

Although I have specialist areas, I have worked with clients all over the world on all sorts of materials. Recent projects have included work on a book about submarines, a newsletter for a shipping company, and a website for a collector of bank notes.

I am a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and have over 25 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. I have a City and Guilds Diploma in Hand Knit Design, and sing in several choirs.

Email: the.proof.angel@gmail.com

Website: www.the-proof-angel.co.uk

Twitter: @TheProofAngel

LinkedIn: Sarah Perkins

Blogwww.theproofangel.wordpress.com

Facebook: The Proof Angel

Location: Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Andrea Turner

Andrea Turner

Skills: editing, proofreading, writing educational material

Subjects: ELT Pre-primary and Primary, Phonics, Spanish

Types of publication: textbooks (student’s and teacher’s), digital material (CD-ROMs, whiteboard, web…), teaching resources (flashcards, posters…), marketing material

About me: I am a trained primary school teacher with ELT specialism, I taught for 18 years. I have worked in educational publishing since 2008 both in-house as a copy-editor then managing editor and freelance.

I can simply proofread your material and help to make it flow or I can manage a project from initial brief to final product liaising with authors, artists, lay-out and so on.

I speak Spanish fluently and have worked mainly with Spanish-speaking markets and collaborators.

Email: andrea246@btinternet.com

LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/pub/andrea-turner/35/602/846/

Location: Malton


Hilary Marsden

Skills: editorial project management, editing (hard copy and electronic mark-up), proofreading, information compilation

Subjects: general non-fiction, ELT educational resources, directories/reference, diary/calendar information

Types of publication: general non-fiction books, online learning materials, directories, diaries

About me:  After 18 years of working inhouse for reference publishers in London, including over a decade as Editor of Whitaker’s Almanack, I turned freelance in 1999. I have a broad background in non-fiction publishing, and specialise in managing projects requiring a range of publishing skills and/or co-ordination of multi-author input.

Roles include:

  • managing the pre-press stages of print and digital content
  • editing non-fiction for print and digital media
  • editing educational material (including ELT workbooks, dictionaries etc. with interactive content) for digital media
  • tagging the content and testing the functionality of e-learning products
  • researching and updating material for reference titles
  • compiling and proofreading calendar and directory information for diaries.

Regular clients include publishers such as Bloomsbury, Chambers, Hodder & Stoughton and Longman/Pearson Education, and non-publishers such as Smythson.

I am also involved in small local projects, such as compiling a monthly village magazine and concert programmes for a local choral society, and proofreading business literature for small companies.

I am a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, meaning that I have demonstrated a high level of competence and experience in editing and proofreading, and I have attended a number of the SfEP’s professional development courses since becoming freelance.

Email: hilary@marsden24.plus.com

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/hilary-marsden/44/a51/2a3

Location: between Leeds and Wetherby


Eva Fairnell

Eva Fairnell

Skills: research, writing, editing, copy-editing, language editing, proofreading, project management

Subjects: general science, biology, environmental biology, archaeology, zooarchaeology

Types of publication: textbooks, monographs, multi-authored volumes, journal articles

About me:  I am a scientific, technical and medical (STM) copy-editor, specialising in academic and educational publications, and journal production. I was originally trained in-house at Blackwell Scientific Publications in the 1980s, and have been self-employed for more than 20 years. I am also a freelance zooarchaeologist with experience as a curator and researcher. 

Email: editorial@fairnell.co.uk

Website: http://www.fairnell.co.uk/

Location: York


Mandy Appleyard

Mandy Appleyard

Skills: Writing (commercial, creative and journalism), editing and proofreading

Subjects: History, literature, geography, the arts, current affairs, environment and commercial

Types of publication: Website copy, books including self-published novels, journals, newspapers, magazines and periodicals, student dissertations and theses, company reports and commercial material.

About me:  My work as a journalist has appeared in Grazia, The Daily Mail, The Independent on Sunday, Marie Claire, Elle, Yours and many other publications. I have worked at home and abroad (in Hong Kong and California) as a writer, editor and proofreader, winning a couple of awards along the way. I am an experienced, qualified and skilled copy-editor and proofreader, working for commercial clients, self-publishers, students, SMEs, charities and educational bodies.

Emailhmandya@gmail.com

Website: www.mandyappleyard.co.uk

Twitter@mandyappleyard

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/mandy-appleyard/2b/1a2/a55

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=Mandy+Appleyard&init=public

Location:  York, England


Linda Mellor

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Skills: all aspects of editing and proofreading

Subjects: education, especially vocational/FE; other non-fiction, including housing reports and construction/health and safety documents

Types of publication: all types of educational materials including books, online and tutor resources; research reports

About me:  I have been working in publishing since 1984 and have been kept busy as a freelance editor since 1994.
I was trained and worked in-house for three different publishers in and around London before moving to North Yorkshire and starting my freelance career. Over the past twenty years I have worked with many different publishers and non-publishers and established excellent relationships with in-house editors who know they can rely on me to meet the requirements of the job and – especially – to meet the deadline.

In addition to working on different types of books and educational resources I proofread reports (such as for housing and market research organisations) and have checked websites. I am passionate about accuracy and clarity in all types of communication.

As an Advanced Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders I regularly attend SfEP Conferences and training sessions to keep up to date with the latest developments.

Email: linda@mellor5.co.uk

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/linda-mellor/20/934/13b/

Location: Stokesley, North Yorkshire


Sarah Wright

Skills: Proofreading, copy-editing, language editing, translation of text German to English.

Subjects: German language learning, politics, music, philosophy, theology, health and social care, history, cookery, fiction, biography.

Types of publication: Books, journals, websites, reports, tender and bid documents, theses, dissertations, policies, customer/patient information leaflets, menus and marketing literature.

About me:  Having previously worked in local government finance and dental practice management I now channel my love of language and the written word into freelance editorial services. A professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, I am committed to providing a professional service within deadlines and budgets. I work on-screen or with hard copy and love tackling new topics. Recent projects include work on a book about China’s rise in world politics, German language learning materials, a Performing Arts revision guide and workbook, and EU accession country monitoring reports for the OECD.

Email: sarah@wrightproof.co.uk

Website: www.wrightproof.co.uk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-wright-995b01107

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire