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If your project includes text, I can help you get it right.
I'm an experienced editor and writer, specialising in non-fiction. I often work with text in layout, and I'm a proficient user of InDesign as well as Word for copy-editing and proofreading. Over the years I've helped to make thousands of projects publishable.
I've been an editor since 1998 (freelance since 2008), and come highly recommended. I work at every stage of the publishing process, from development and copy-editing to proofreading and localisation. Alongside my editorial business I also work as a mentor in copy-editing and proofreading for the SfEP.
I’m happy working on a wide range of subjects for a general readership, but some specialist areas include architecture, art and design, fashion and culture (especially East London and hipsters!), children's reference and cookery. My background is in trade and educational publishing; as well as books I now work in a range of published media.
For example, I also edit technical articles, specification notes, press releases, blog posts, company websites and inflight magazines. Why not contact me with your requirements, and let's see how I can help?
Copy-editing, proofreading, writing/re-writing, development editing, localisation, copyright clearance
- Freelance since 2008
- Senior editor, Quarto Books, 2006–08
- Project editor, Scholastic (educational), 2005–06
- Editor/writer, Usborne, 2001–05
- Editor, Miles Kelly, 1998–2001
- BSc Architectural Studies
Agency Fish, Artifice Press, Bloomsbury, British Library, City & Guilds, Laurence King, Orion, Parragon, Publitek, Quarto Group, RIBA Publishing, Tate Publishing, Thames & Hudson, TransGlobe Publishing, Usborne, York Notes
I also work with independent authors and academics.
Having been a professional writer and editor for more than 20 years, I asked myself whether I really needed a proofreader to look at my book, Copywriting Made Simple. As soon as I saw Liz’s markup, I realised that I absolutely did. She picked up dozens of slips and inconsistencies that I’d missed, diligently checking everything right down to third-party citations and brand names, and made many thoughtful suggestions for ways to improve the readability and clarity of the text. I thoroughly recommend Liz’s service to anyone working on a non-fiction book or any other longform project.
Tom Albrighton, ABC Copywriting
Liz is a highly capable, sensible, meticulous and efficient editor and I’m always confident that she’ll do a great job, whatever the task. She’s a reliable, safe pair of hands and a delight to work with.
Emma Poulter, Tate Publishing