I am an editor of academic and professional publications. In total, I have over 15 years of professional experience working in various roles within production workflows for both digital and print. Of that experience, nearly 10 years has been specifically editorial in nature for titles in the arts and humanities, science and social sciences. Recently, I have edited non-fiction books and sub-edited professional membership magazines. I am also the current editor of an exploration diamond drilling magazine called Coring Magazine.
I have been an editor, sub-editor, copy-editor, proofreader, production editor, typesetter, house editor, lead editor, editorial assistant, and front-end coder. In those roles I have steered websites, brochures, books, journals, loose-leafs, CD-ROMs and DVDs through production from start to finish. As a result, I have a thorough understanding of publishing technologies and practices, and the industry standards guiding these.
In short, I am an experienced and digitally savvy professional editor: here to find quality work and to provide a quality service!
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I am a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and have received training in writing, copy-editing and proofreading. My employers and freelance clients have included senior academics, a global legal information services company, an award-winning magazine publisher, independent authors and industry magazine editors.
I've worked on a range of academic and professional titles including non-fiction business books, professional membership magazines, neurology journal articles, law journals and law books. These are some of the titles I’ve worked on recently:
Session Cases (2018) Ed. Julius Komorowski. Law journal of The Scottish Council of Law Reporting.
Coring Magazine (July 2017 to present) Professional magazine catering to the exploration core-drilling sector.
Leavitt, Lori Michele. The Pivot: Orchestrating Extraordinary Business Momentum. (Bellingham, WA, USA: Abrige Media, 2017).
The Journal (2017) Members’ magazine of the Royal Photographic Society
The Biologist (2017) Members’ magazine for the Royal Society of Biology
Historic Scotland (2017) Members’ magazine for Historic Scotland
Scotland in Trust (2017) Members’ magazine of The National Trust for Scotland
Whale and Dolphin Conservation (2017) Members’ magazine for the charity of the same name
As House Editor
Sim, I. and Todd A., Commercial Awareness for Lawyers (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
Davidson F., Garrity D., Macgregor L. and Richardson L., Commercial Law in Scotland, 4th edn, (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
Rennie, R., ed., Scottish Conveyancing Legislation (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
Jamieson, G., ed., Scottish Family Law Legislation (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
Combe, Malcolm M., ed., Scottish Landlord and Tenant Legislation (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
McRae, J. et al., eds, Scottish Social Work Legislation (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
Thomson, J., ed., Juridical Review (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
Clark, G. and Urquhart, L., eds, Property Law Bulletin (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
Macfarlane, K. and Smith, S., eds, Family Law Bulletin (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
A comprehensive list can be provided.
I have MLitt (Distinction) and MPhil (Research) degrees in English Literature. During my postgraduate studies I contributed to teaching and conferences, and worked for the university’s postgraduate e-journal of the arts and humanities. My undergraduate degree is a BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Design and Technology. My dissertation film was selected to be exhibited at the annual New Designer’s show that takes place in London.
I can offer you the following services:
- developmental editing.
Thanks for looking and get in touch if you have any queries.
Each job is quoted for differently. I can provide formal quotes. If you are an individual or small organisation, please feel welcome to contact me for an informal chat about your project and budget.
(My basic hourly rate is based on the recommendations published by advisory organisations in the industry. These recommendations are published on the websites of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and the National Union of Journalists.)
Copy-editing, project management, proofreading, rewriting, plain/clear English, developmental/substantive editing, research, writing, markup languages, editing non-native English
Magazines, journals, books, law reports, loose-leaf, multi-author books, company literature, typesetting, theses and dissertations
Freelance since 2017; Production Editor, Thomson Reuters, 2017; Senior Legal Editor, Thomson Reuters, 2016; Technical Editor, Thomson Reuters, 2015
Copy-editing Progress (SfEP) 2017, Punctuation (Thomson Reuters) 2016, Concise Writing (Clarify Now) 2015, Copy-editing (eSharp, postgraduate e-journal of the University of Glasgow) 2008, Peer-reviewing (eSharp, postgraduate e-journal of the University of Glasgow) 2008
Lori Michele Leavitt, founder and President of Abrige Corp.
Coring Magazine (a quarterly periodical for the exploration core-drilling industry)
media studies (publishing)
media studies (printing)
media studies (electronic/online publishing)
art and antiques (antiques)
BSc Multimedia Design and Technology, MLitt English Literature, MPhil (Research) English Literature
InDesign, QuarkXPress, Acrobat Pro