|Location||Lusaka, Zambia & Blakeney, Gloucestershire, UK|
|Telephone||+260 965 071 711|
|Mobile||+260 965 071 711|
Onscreen copy-editing and proofreading, formatting and page layout, non-native English/substantive editing, Anglicising, website editing. Making order out of chaos!
Books, journals, newsletters, websites, distance-learning material, government and international development tenders, proposals and reports, theses and dissertations
Reference checking (Good Citations), consistency checking (PerfectIt3), various macros
Qualifications and awards
BA (first class hons) Social Anthropology with Cultural Studies, Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults – TEFL
Freelance since 2008
Professional copy-editing (SfEP) 2012, Getting work with non-publishers (SfEP) 2012, Onscreen editing 1 & 2 (SfEP) 2011/2014, Introduction to web editorial skills (SfEP) 2011
Publishing: Bookcraft Academic (T&F, Routledge/Earthscan), Open Professional School (OPS), Out of House (Manchester University Press, SAGE, Taylor & Francis), Scriptoria
International development: Agro Action (Germany), DEval, DfID, CTA/GDC Partners, GIZ/GTZ, IFAD, IP Consult, Itad, Landell Mills, Quality Institute (Spain), Tearfund, TheIDLgroup, Welthungerhilfe, UNDP, World Bank
Academic (universities): Brighton, Bristol, Imperial (London), Leeds, LSE, Newcastle, Singapore, Sokoine (Tanzania), Sussex, Telemark (Norway), UCL, York
International development/aid: rural development, climate change and environment, international law, non-governmental organisations, fisheries
For publishers: climate change, environment/energy, gender and religious issues, philosophy and ethics, social sciences, TEFL/ESL/ELT
Academic: humanities, literacy, social/cultural anthropology
e-Learning: capacity building, health and medicine, management training
I have an extensive background in overseas rural development with first-hand working experience in Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Yemen and Zambia. I specialise in tropical agricultural/environmental/international development; climate change; social science academic texts, articles and theses. Also re-formatting styles and tables, ToC, etc. if required.
"My thanks for making this a smooth and enjoyable process throughout ... I've been impressed all along by your clarity and deft touch for areas of awkwardness or indecision."
Burke Hendrix, co-editor, Colonial Exchanges, MUP 2017
"Chris Steel has worked tirelessly to copy-edit and standardise the entire book in preparation for the proofs – thanks for a great job Chris."
Graham Clarke, co-author, Retail Location Planning... T&F, 2017
"Chris is a first rate copy editor who we have used several times at Bookcraft Academic, and would not hesitate to use again."
Richenda Milton-Daws, Editor, Writer, Publishing Project Manager (was Bookcraft Academic at time of my working with Richenda)
"We have been collaborating with Chris for a number of years, and her work is consistently delivered to a high standard. We are pleased to have Chris as one of our proofreaders."
Susie Bartlett, Project Administrator, Itad, International Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists