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Hazel Bird, editorial project manager, copy-editor, and proofreader

Wordstitch Editorial offers meticulous, nuanced editing and proofreading of non-fiction books and other text, both academic and non-academic. If you choose Wordstitch, you can expect the highest professional editorial standards balanced with respect for your voice and your intentions for your work.

My name is Hazel and I’m a professional editorial project manager, copy-editor and proofreader of non-fiction of all flavours and sizes including books, encyclopaedias, journal articles, theses, reports and business materials. Since 2009 I have worked on almost 500 books and other projects with clients including top global publishers.

I specialise in history and genealogy, literature, media and the arts, and the social sciences, but I'm comfortable editing in almost all non-technical subjects.

Why pick me?

  • You’ll work directly with me, and the service I provide will be tailored to your needs and your project.
  • Your text will benefit from my breadth of experience: I handle over five million words per year in a variety of genres, which gives me strong professional judgement and versatility.
  • Your deadline is paramount, and I’ll keep you informed throughout the editing process.
  • You’ll work with someone who consistently receives excellent feedback from authors and clients.
  • I’m an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), which means my skills have been vetted and I am always up to date with industry best practice; I also abide by the SfEP’s code of practice.

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