Academic copy-editor & proofreader | Kasia Trojanowska

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Location London, UK
Telephone +44 0208 8555 434
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Qualifications

MA (Hons) English Literature and Language

Skills

Copy-editing, proofreading, rewriting, typesetting, page design/layout, plain/clear English, literature in translation, EFL/ESL editing, editing non-native English, editorial consultancy (team skills, processes)

Media

  • Books – monographs, multi-author publications (non-fiction), journal papers, company literature (reports, newsletters), guidelines (policy, healthcare), course materials (presentations, teacher's notes, handouts), bar and restaurant menus
  • Editing in Word, Google Docs
  • PDF markup, BSI symbols, PPTs, hard copy

Experience

Freelance copy-editor and proofreader since 2014; Editor (part-time) at the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health since 2018; Staff Editor at the Royal College of Psychiatrists from 2007 to 2017; Editorial Intern at Hurst Publishers, 2007

Training

  • Storytelling for NHS Communicators (NHS England & NHS Improvement) – 2019
  • Plain English (Plain English Campaign) – 2019
  • Advanced Copy-Editing (Publishing Training Centre) – 2018
  • Rewriting and Substantive Editing (Publishing Training Centre) – 2018
  • Microsoft Office 365 for End Users (QA) – 2017
  • Microsoft Word Level 3 (Laidlaw and Constable) – 2016
  • Digital Design: An Introduction (Chelsea College of Arts) – 2015

Clients

  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England
  • Mental Health UK
  • The Health Foundation
  • Cambridge University Press
  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Inception Group
  • Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • De Gruyter
  • The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Peter Lang
  • Consulting Partners Hamburg
  • Individuals (academics, PhD students)

Specialised software

InDesign, Photoshop, Word, Acrobat Professional

Testimonials

It has been our pleasure to work with Kasia as copy-editor for our recent book. She is meticulous and proved to be gifted in identifying ways to improve the clarity of our writing. We recommend her services whole-heartedly.

Vikram Patel and Charlotte Hanlon, authors of "Where There is No Psychiatrist", 2nd edn

Kasia is an outstanding editor and was a joy to work with at every stage. All her suggestions were very helpful and greatly improved the text. She is a rare jewel.

Agnieszka Kołakowska, writer and translator

I just wanted to thank you for your excellent work. I have really appreciated your willingness to adapt and be flexible, particularly with the changing nature of the materials and have found all your mark ups to be really thorough and clear for the designer. 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, Product Development Team

Kasia is a very capable, thoughtful and conscientious copy-editor. She has an excellent grasp of style and syntax, and is sensitive to the aims of the text in relation to page layout and design.

Andrew Powell, author of "The Ways of the Soul. A Psychiatrist Reflects: Essays on Life, Death and Beyond"