Christine Steel

Professional Member
Location Lusaka, Zambia & Blakeney, Gloucestershire, UK
Telephone +260 965 071 711
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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

Specialised software

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


"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