Melanie Thompson

Advanced Professional Member
Location Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire
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Twitter @EditorSpice
Twitter @Get_Sust


Content and community manager, consultancy (editorial), copy-editing, corporate communications, editorial training, journalism, on-screen editing, page layout, project management, proofreading, rewriting, substantive editing, technical writing, typesetting, web page/site editing, writing


Architecture, building/construction, built environment, climate change, conservation (general, energy, green issues), construction industry, construction materials and products, content, current affairs, education (GCSE, A level, undergraduate, sciences), engineering (general, electronic), environment/energy, environmental studies (general, renewable technologies), life sciences, management (Civil Service), materials science, physics, planning/surveying (buildings), project management, sciences (academic, philosophy of science, popular)


Books, company literature, distance learning materials, educational materials, journals, magazines, manuals, multi-author books, newsletters, newspapers, online materials, websites

Recent training

Advanced feature writing (2013), User experience (UX) (2012), Digital proofreading (2011), Advanced copy-editing (2009), Grappling with grammar (2008), Website design and website management (2005)

Recent clients

Aconex, BRE, Central Office of Information, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, ConstructionSkills, Elektra, Forum for the Future, NBS, RIBA Enterprises, RICS Books, Royal Forestry Society, Stonham Housing Association

Qualifications and awards

  • BA (Joint Hons) Physics & Music
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science Communication


Freelance since 2000.

In-house employment (most recent first):

  • 1999–2000 Building Research Establishment (BRE), editor of Insight (online newsletter)
  • 1996–99 BRE, managing editor, Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme
  • 1994–96 Central Office of Information, overseas events publicity manager
  • 1991–94 AEEU/EETPU, communications manager
  • 1989–91 journalist, Electronic Product Design magazine
  • 1988–89 Chapman & Hall, copy-editor, science journals (incl. Journal of Materials Science).