Liz Jones

Advanced Professional Member
Location WELLS, Somerset
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Web www.ljed.co.uk
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Telephone 01749 572681
Mobile 07914 691661
Twitter @ljedit
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Specialist subjects

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 postscompany websites and inflight magazines. Why not contact me with your requirements, and let's see how I can help? 

Skills

Copy-editing, proofreading, writing/re-writing, development editing, localisation, copyright clearance

Experience

  • 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

Qualifications

  • BSc Architectural Studies

Recent clients

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.

Testimonials

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