York Editors

Editing and proofreading services


Gareth Pugh

Skills: proofreading, copy editing, editing for space, copy writing in a given style.

Subjects: All subjects considered, but with particular subject knowledge in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, music, board and video games.

Types of publication: Corporate communications, e-books, magazines and newsletters, online learning materials, presentations and websites.

I also work on CVs, application and covering letters, articles, technical manuals, rules and instruction booklets, and dissertations and theses.

About me:  I am a recently qualified proofreader with the CIEP, currently working on adding a copy editing qualification to that.

I am able to draw on my experience of 20 years as a data analyst in various sectors, self-releasing various bands’ albums, and crafting information-heavy presentations and other communications.

I also play guitar in a punk band and enjoy playing board games on rainy days indoors.

Email: contact@jamesreay.com

Website: https://www.jamesreay.com

Twitter: @stereosmiles

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-pugh-4b97b5176

Location: Leeds, UK


Martin Murphy

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Skills: Proofreading, copy-editing, content writing

Subjects: History, politics, social policy, social sciences, current affairs, sport

Types of publication: Fiction and non-fiction books, including self-published works, commercial, academic books, student dissertations and theses

About me: I am a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and have been an editor since 2017. Recent examples of projects I have worked on include academic books on the welfare state, forensic psychology, and race, along with a self-published science fiction novel. I am always keen to collaborate with self-published authors on their work.  

Email: info@murphyeditorial.co.uk

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/murphyeditorial

Location: Beverley, East Yorkshire


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 CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading) 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


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 Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) 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 Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

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.

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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 Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

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Email: nadine.tilbury@sky.com

Location: York


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 Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), meaning that I have demonstrated a high level of competence and experience in editing and proofreading, and I have attended a number of the CIEP’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


Jennie Roman

Skills: copy-editing, proofreading, anglicising, line editing, collating, light indexing and book planning. I also take on project-management roles and writing, and work with unpublished authors when my schedule allows.

Subjects: I mostly work on fiction for children, but happily turn my hand to adult books and non-fiction too (see below).

Types of publication: all genres of children’s publishing, from picture and activity books to non-fiction, education, licensing, ebooks and audio books, plus fiction for all ages, from children’s to YA and adult. My experience of adult titles is mostly mass-market fiction, biography and cookery.

About me: After 12 years’ in-house experience of children’s publishing, including seven years at Puffin Books as editorial manager, I am now a freelance book editor in York, fitting the job I love around family life. I am passionate about editing both children’s and adult titles and proud to have regular work from top UK publishers, including Puffin, Penguin, Ladybird, OUP, Quercus, Chicken House, Egmont, Carlton and Parragon. My super power is never missing a deadline.

Email: jennie.roman.editor@gmail.com

LinkedInuk.linkedin.com/pub/jennie-roman/64/87a/b45/

Location: York, England


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

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Location:  York, England


Carol Downes

Carol Downes

Skills: copy-editing, proofreading

Subjects: education (ELT) and training materials in print, online resources and interactive formats

Types of publication: student’s books, teacher’s books, workbooks, online resource centres (student’s and teacher’s) presentation kits, CD-ROMs, audio, corporate communications; publicity material, newsletters

About me: I am a highly motivated professional with excellent organisational skills and my business background has provided me with distinctive competences. I thrive on forging collaborative relationships with clients to consistently achieve high-quality results.

I am constructive, flexible in my approach, raising queries only where necessary. I understand design conventions and work effectively within deadlines.

I am a considerate and supportive team player and the core values that guide my work are respect, honesty and commitment.

I have a passion for semantics and enjoy working on diverse projects and I am happy to undertake work on any material.

Email: caroldownes@btinternet.com

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

Location: York


Alison Farrell

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Skills: Proofreading

Subjects: Business, management, charities and not-for-profit, education, humanities, literature, social policy, social science and politics

Types of publication: Fiction books, including self-published novels; textbooks and educational resources; magazines; business communications including reports, website copy, training materials and catalogues

About me:  I have been a freelance proofreader for over 17 years after careers in local government and teaching. I am an Advanced Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

About a third of my work is fiction, both for a mainstream paperback publisher and for self-publishing authors. My non-fiction work is very varied, from educational resources to annual reports, training programmes and advertising materials for major companies.

Email: alison.farrell@talk21.com

LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/pub/alison-farrell/18/178/564

 

Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire


Jenny Gwynne

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Skills: copy-editing, proofreading, project management

Subjects: education, especially French, German, Italian, English

Types of publication: textbooks, workbooks, audio scripts, multi-component courses; university and business prospectuses, reports and brochures of all kinds

About me:  I have over 25 years’ experience of freelance editorial work. My training came from working for two London language-learning specialist publishers: BBC Languages and Mary Glasgow Publications. Since going freelance in 1993, I’ve worked continuously on MFL projects for major UK educational publishers.

Other work: I regularly edit and project-manage prospectuses and brochures for the University of York; I project-managed the guidebook Child-friendly York for the local NCT; and I create and edit programmes and posters for York Musical Society concerts in York Minster.

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, meaning that I have demonstrated a high level of competence and substantial experience in copy-editing and proofreading.

Email: jenny.gwynne@ntlworld.com

Websitehttp://www.jennygwynneeditor.wordpress.com

Twitter: @JennyGwynneEdit

LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/pub/jenny-gwynne/9/80/4b0

Location: York (central / Clifton)


Sarah Wright

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

Subjects: MFL German, business, accounting, politics, music, philosophy, theology, health and social care, history, travel guides, fiction.

Types of publication: Books, reports, policies, newsletters, marketing copy.

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 Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, 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.

The bulk of my work has been on a variety of educational resources, mostly in MFL German, Accounting and Business Studies, for Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson, Hodder (via Hart McLeod Ltd), and Palgrave (via Integra), as well as reports for the OECD (SIGMA) and IFRS Foundation. I have also enjoyed working on travel guides, self-published fiction and self-published books on early music and management, along with language revision work for a non-native English-speaking history academic whose book was subsequently published by Manchester University Press.

Email: sarah@wrightproof.co.uk

Website: www.wrightproof.co.uk

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

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire