Louise Lubke Cuss

Professional Member
Location PETERSFIELD, Hampshire, UK
Mobile 07810 292 459
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Web www.wordblink.com
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Skills

Copy editing; proofreading; on-screen proofreading and editing (PDF and Word); editing and localizing non-native and translated English; editing/proofreading books for self-publishers and publishers; liaising with authors/editors and collation of changes; website editing/proofreading; proofreading, QC and origination of HoH subtitles

Media

Academic and other non-fiction books, illustrated books, multi-author books, marketing materials, manuals, newsletters,  theses and dissertations, websites, annual reports, television (subtitling)

Qualifications and awards

BA English, Linguistics; MA Children's Literature; PGCE (Primary)

Experience

I have been a freelance proofreader and copy editor since 2012. Currently the majority of my work is copy editing and proofreading academic books and other non-fiction titles, and editing/proofreading  business/coaching/self-help books for Librotas Books and self-publishing clients. I have worked on over 50 titles.

Training

I have undertaken training with both the Publishing Training Centre and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders:

  • Editing with Word (SfEP) 2017
  • Introduction to copy editing (SfEP) 2014
  • Proofreading mentoring programme (SfEP) 2013
  • Getting work with non-publishers (SfEP) 2013
  • Proofreading problems (SfEP) 2013
  • Digital proofreading (Publishing Training Centre) 2012
  • Basic proofreading by distance learning – Merit (Publishing Training Centre) 2012

Recent clients

  • Librotas Books (business, coaching and self-help)
  • Self-publishers (poetry, business, coaching, memoirs and self-help)
  • Permanent Publications
  • Project management companies (for Routledge)
  • A European media company

Subjects

Anthropology, business, coaching, cookery, education, environment, gardening, gender studies, horticulture, linguistics, literature (mainly children’s fiction), permaculture, politics/history, self-help, sociology

Portfolio

Please click on the link to see a portfolio of many items I have worked on.
 

Testimonials

I’d highly recommend Louise. She did an excellent job of editing and proofreading my latest book … With an excellent eye for detail, I’d not only recommend Louise for book editing, but also for articles, blog posts and proposals where accuracy is essential. So much so, that I’ve now recommended Louise to many of my clients who are going through a similar journey, and I also asked her to contribute to my book.

Karen Williams, Book Mentor at Librotas and author of Book Marketing Made Simple and Your Book is the Hook: how to write, publish and promote the book that will build your business

A heartfelt thank you from Arve and I for doing such a thorough and conscientious job! We truly appreciate it. If ever we submit an MS to Routledge again we will ask to have you assigned as our copyeditor if at all possible.


Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Arve Hansen, co-editors of Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia (Routledge)

I wanted to thank you for all your painstaking work. You have been wonderful, and I am full of appreciation. 

Prophecy Coles, author of Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapeutic Perspectives on Stepfamilies and Stepparenting (Routledge)