York Editors

Editing and proofreading services


Claire Gell

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Skills: Copy-editing and proofreading. I have a good eye for detail and grammar, as well as strong researching skills. I can mark up texts on-screen or on paper, using Adobe Acrobat Reader’s comment tools or with BSI symbols.

Subjects: Science and nature, popular film (specific knowledge of fantasy and musical genres, Japanese cinema / animation, and an in-depth knowledge of Walt Disney films, theme parks, and products), academic film, general history, music (music theory, film scores, pop music), equestrian topics and sports, food and baking.

Types of publication: My previous projects have mainly been large, illustrated non-fiction books. However, I would be happy to look at texts including – but not limited to – blogs, websites, publicity materials, marketing, menus, books, board games, articles, magazines.

About me: I am an Intermediate member of the SfEP (Society for Editors and Proofreaders) and studied BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Film Studies at university. I spent just over 4 years working at Dorling Kindersley (a non-fiction publisher in London) before going freelance.

I’m friendly and down-to-earth. I love all things Disney and enjoy sitting outside in the garden when the sun is out. In my spare time I’ll usually be catching up on all the brilliant telly that seems to be on at the moment; walking in the outdoors or watching a film with my partner; and attending our ballroom dance classes – which is not as posh as it sounds.

Email: cg.clairegell@gmail.com

Website: http://www.clairegell.co.uk

Twitter: @ThatTallLass

Location: Selby, North Yorkshire

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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


Julie Stone

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Skills: Proofreading, hard copy and on screen.

Subjects: I specialise in Law. I have a previous background as a solicitor, and now have proofreading experience of legal textbooks and other legal documents, particularly for OUP.

About me: I spent 13 years working as a property lawyer with large commercial law firms, 1981 to 1994. The world of paid work was replaced by the world of home and childcare for an equal number of years before I started freelance working as a proofreader in 2008. I am an Intermediate Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

Email: stoneja@talktalk.net

Twitter: @JulieStone9

Facebook: Julie Stone

Location: Harrogate


Helen Birkbeck

Skills: copy-editing, proofreading, translation

Subjects: business/commerce, religion/theology, languages/ESOL, social sciences

Types of publication: books, theses, reports, journals, exam papers, website copy

About me: freelance for 15 years, I work mostly on screen but also proofread on paper. As well as my ‘specialist areas’ I will tackle most general subjects.

Email: editing@birkbecks.net

Website: http://www.hb-editorial.co.uk

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/helenbirkbeckeditorial

Location: Thirsk


Rachel Blaylock

Rachel Blaylock

Skills: Proofreading, copy-editing, desk research, language editing, audio transcribing.

Editing both on paper – standard BSI proofreading symbols, and digital – Word/Pages using Track Changes or PDFs using stamps or comments.

Subjects: All subjects welcome, while areas of particular interest include education, religion/theology, food, arts and music.

Types of publication:  Magazines, apps, websites, corporate communications, brochures, business documents including annual reports, college prospectuses, student dissertations, medical papers and patient information sheets, non-fiction book projects, website content.

About me:

I have experience in both print and digital products, have worked for large corporate organisations (including plcs) as well as small businesses and publishers in the media, advertising and marketing sectors. I also am happy to take on student dissertations for which I offer a discounted rate.

I can use traditional BSI marks on both paper and pdf as well as Track Changes and am always keen to learn anything new.

Previous clients include: Hodder & Stoughton, Immediate Media Co, Future plc, Spitalfields Life publishing, Hashtag Press.

SfEP Associate

Email: rachelmblaylock@yahoo.co.uk

Twitter@ProofingRach

LinkedIn: Rachel Blaylock

 

Location: Harrogate, North Yorks

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Andrea Turner

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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


Nadine Tilbury

Skills: copy-editing, proofreading, language editing

Subjects: law, policy, education, ELT, disability studies, social care, public sector

Types of publication: corporate communications, dissertations and theses, presentations, reports, grant proposal narratives, case studies, conference papers, training materials, consultation documents, e-learning materials, policies and strategies, operational guidance, journal articles, book chapters, magazines, newsletters, brochures and leaflets

About me:  I have extensive experience (20+ years) of writing, editing and proofreading legal documents, reports, articles, book chapters and training materials; public sector policies and operational guidance (in particular, criminal and family justice, education, social care and disability); and English language training materials.

I am a qualified Solicitor, CELTA and PTLLS trainer. I am an Associate of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

Email: nadine.tilbury@sky.com

Location: York