|Location||Nik Prowse, 79 Canterbury Road, DURHAM DH1 5QY|
|Telephone||0191 384 4276|
Copy-editing, development editing, editing non-native English, journal management, on-screen editing, project management, proofreading, transcription (audio)
Books, encyclopedias, online materials, educational materials, journals, major reference works, multi-author books
Qualifications and awards
BSc Biological Sciences, PhD Evolutionary Biology
Freelance since 2004; staff editor, 1999–2004, and editorial assistant, 1997–99, Portland Press
Wiley, Elsevier, Kognity, Harper Collins, Pearson Education, Oxford University Press, Valid Insight/Emedits Global, Elektra Media, Journal of Experimental Botany, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Cambridge University Press
Biology (botany, general, evolutionary, human, molecular/cell, zoology), biotechnology, climate change, cycling (campaigning, expedition, general, touring), dentistry, ecology, genetics (general, molecular, recombinant DNA), geography, life sciences, medicine (academic/research, biomaterials, National Health Service), medical specialisms (endocrinology), music (popular, rock, heavy metal - all genres), pharmaceutical practice, psychology (clinical, general), sciences (philosophy of science)
I offer a professional, attentive and diplomatic service. Copy-editing and project managing multi-author products is a speciality, troubleshooting and problem-solving when necessary.
I manage multi-volume reference works, managing teams of copy-editors, proofreaders and indexers, and liaising with typesetters and designers. Project management work covers the academic, professional and educational fields. I am also available for journal management.
I offer development editing of educational titles, guiding authors through the writing process, ensuring that syllabus requirements are met and working to achieve a product that is on spec and on time. I have recently developed components for A level, GCSE, International Baccalaureate, iGCSE and Cambridge International A level courses. Pre-production roles have included chasing submissions from authors of contributed works, ensuring chapters are delivered on time and to a suitable standard.
As a copy-editor I can work on any life science or medical topic, plus the subjects listed above.
Recent projects include:
- project managing the production of three highly illustrated medical textbooks
- project managing encyclopedias of clinical psychology and of world history
- development editing of a primary maths course
- copy-editing a companion to music heritage, a book on dentistry and a handbook of sports physiology.
In all cases a sound editorial product is guaranteed.
"Thank you so very much for all of your genuine interest in us as editors and in the quality of this project, for your attention to detail and your calm, problem-solving approach. You have been exceptionally good to work with and I am most grateful to you."
Professor John Whitworth, editor of Textbook of Endodontology, 3rd edition, Wiley, 2018
"The good news is we were fortunate enough to have Nik Prowse throughout this process."
Eugene R. Schiff, MD, editor of Schiff's Diseases of the Liver, 12th edition, Wiley, 2017
"I lucked out getting someone like you to fine-tune this book."
Mark W. Leitman, MD, author of Manual for Eye Examination and Diagnosis, 9th edition, Wiley Blackwell, 2016