|Location||Wymondham, Norfolk, UK|
I have 14+ years’ editing/publishing experience, and provide customised editorial services to suit needs of a project. I'm a friendly professional offering exemplary commitment to quality, schedules, budgets and client confidentiality. Technical skills range from in-depth editing (substantive editing, copy-editing, proofreading) of books, journals and monographs to basic typesetting, layout and design of text.
- Main types of material: Academic | Trade | Non-fiction
- Primary subject areas: STM (levels 1–3) | Humanities | Social Sciences
- I am well versed with Chicago Manual of Style and Hart’s Rules (US–UK styles); familiar with Harvard, APA, MLA and Vancouver reference styles
I'm open to working on any non-fiction/general interest material as I have a background in science (higher secondary school) and the humanities (BA & MA). I'm happy to collaborate with publishing co-workers, new authors and students alike; prefer projects requiring direct liaison with authors/translators to resolve queries. I can sometimes take on small assignments at short notice. I can also adapt quickly to (and enjoy learning) new styles; delight in creating house-styles for projects when required.
Copy-editing, editing non-native English, rewriting, on-screen editing, proofreading, on-screen proofreading, research, STM levels 1–3, referencing
Books, journals, monographs, multi-author books, theses and dissertations
Freelance since 2013 (previously freelance 2011–12); editor (trade, academic, fiction & non-fiction – humanities and social sciences), Seagull Books Pvt Ltd, Calcutta, India, 2006–11 and 2013; assistant editor (copy-editing – STM journals, particularly bio-medical), Macmillan India Ltd, 2004–06
Web Editing (SfEP) 2018, Going freelance and staying there (SfEP) 2017, Efficient Editing (SfEP) 2017, Rewriting and substantive editing (Oxford Publishing Group, Oxford Brookes University) 2016, Project management (Oxford Publishing Group, SfEP) 2015, Copy-editing 2: Progress (SfEP) 2014
Kognity (Sweden); London School of Economics (UK); The Language Editor (UK); SLG Press (Oxford); UN University World Institute for Development Economics Research (Finland); Sunrise Setting Ltd (UK); Oxford University Press (UK); Menard Press (UK); SR Nova–Techset (India); Seagull Books Pvt Ltd (India); independent authors and PhD students (UK)
Academic (general), biology, business/business studies, earth sciences, country/area studies (India, developing countries, South-east Asia), economics, education, engineering (biomedical, general), English literature (literature in translation, world literature), environment/energy, geography (sustainable development), life sciences (anthropology), management, medicine, non-fiction (general), philosophy, physics, social sciences/studies (culture studies, sociology), STM, tourism/travel (India), transport (policy and planning)
BA Education (subsidiary subjects: English, history, environmental science), MA Education (special education & educational management)