Portfolio

  • Failure Breeds Success
  • Coaching
  • Dao
  • Progressive Politics
  • Reality TV
  • History of Sexuality
  • Comparing Religions
  • Kingship and Consent
  • Ann Radcliffe
  • Empire’s Children
  • Kennedy
  • Veronica Mars
  • Sales Commando
  • Shakespeare Ethics
  • Winchester
  • Human Footprint
  • How to Write 30 Days
  • Women and ICT
  • Formed From This Soil
  • Korek
  • Science and Environmental Journalism
  • Social Movements Reader
  • Nazi Germany
  • Launching a Creative
  • Digital and Social Media
  • Their Trade is Treachery
  • Legacies Slavery
  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • Mixing Audio
  • Digital Art Masters Volume 5
  • Thin Wire
  • Once-Told Tales
  • Tattoos

I project-manage, copy-edit and proofread over five million words per year, working on books, articles, websites, reports (both business and academic), encyclopaedias, magazines, pamphlets and more. Below are some examples. You can read some of the feedback I’ve received from working on these projects here.

Key: C Copy-editor/sub-editor; M Project manager; P Proofreader

Academic books

ANTHROPOLOGY
  • Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Mike Morris) CM
  • Culture and Dignity: Dialogues Between the Middle East and the West (Laura Nader) M
ART AND DESIGN
  • Neuropsychology of Art (Dahlia W Zaidel) CM
  • Public Places Urban Spaces: The Dimensions of Urban Design (Matthew Carmona, Tim Heath, Taner Oc & Steve Tiesdell) P
  • Thinking about Art: A Thematic Guide to Art History (Penny Huntsman & the Association of Art Historians) CM
  • The Winchester Guide to Keywords and Concepts for International Students in Art, Media and Design (Annie Makhoul & Simon Morley) CM
CINEMA AND TELEVISION
  • British Rural Landscape on Film (ed. Paul Newland) C
  • A Companion to Reality Television (ed. Laurie Ouellette) CM
  • A Companion to Spanish Cinema (ed. Jo Lanabyi & Tatjana P Pavlovic) CM
  • Julien Duvivier (Benjamin McCann) C
CLASSICS
  • A Companion to Augustine (ed. Mark Vessey) M
  • A Companion to Sophocles (ed. Kirk Ormand) M
  • A Companion to Women in the Ancient World (ed. Sharon L James & Sheila Dillon) CM
  • The Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles (ed. Michael Whitby & Harry Sidebottom, 2 vols) CM
EDUCATION
  • CAPE Sociology (Carlton Chinapoo, Norma James & Maureen Lee-Paisley) C
  • Digging Deeper (Paul & Jane Shuter) CP
  • English 5–11: A guide for teachers (David Waugh & Wendy Jolliffe) C
  • IGCSE English (Anna O’Kennedy) C
HISTORY
  • America, Sea Power, and the World (James C Bradford) CM
  • A Companion to John F. Kennedy (ed. Marc J Selverstone) CM
  • A Global History of Sexuality: The Modern Era (ed. Robert M Buffington, Eithne Luibhéid & Donna J Guy) CM
  • A History of China (Morris Rossabi) CM
  • A History of Modern Europe (Albert S. Lindemann) CM
  • The Human Footprint: A Global Environmental History (2nd ed.) (Anthony N Penna) CM
  • Kingship and Consent in Anglo-Saxon England, 871–978 (Levi Roach) P
  • Legacies of British Slave-Ownership (Catherine Hall) C
  • Nazi Germany: Confronting the Myths (Catherine Epstein) CM
  • Princely Education in Early Modern Britain (Aysha Pollnitz) C
LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
  • The Handbook of Discourse Analysis (ed. Deborah Tannen, Heidi E Hamilton & Deborah Schiffrin, 2 vols) CM
  • The Handbook of Language Socialization (ed. Alessandro Duranti, Elinor Ochs & Bambi B Schieffelin) CM
  • The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction (ed. Karen Tracy, 3 vols) M
LITERATURE
  • Conspicuous Silences: Implicature and Fictionality in the Victorian Novel (Ruth Rosaler) C
  • The Crime Fiction Handbook (Peter Messent) CM
  • The Encyclopedia of the Gothic (ed. William Hughes, David Punter & Andrew Smith, 2 vols) CM
  • Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics (ed. John D Cox & Patrick Gray) C
  • Tennessee Williams and the Theatre of Excess (Annette Saddik) C
  • Twenty-First-Century Fiction (Daniel Lea) C
MEDIA, CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
  • A Companion to New Media Dynamics (ed. John Hartley, Jean Burgess & Axel Bruns) CM
  • Digital Futures for Cultural and Media Studies (John Hartley) CM
  • The Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Media (ed. Karen Ross) CM
  • Media Literacies (Stuart Poyntz & Michael Hoechsmann) CM
PHILOSOPHY
  • Environmental Philosophy (Sahotra Sarkar) CM
  • How to Know: A Practicalist Conception of Knowledge (Stephen Hetherington) CM
  • Locke’s Image of the World (Michael Jacovides) C
  • Once-Told Tales: An Essay in Literary Aesthetics (Peter Kivy) CM
  • Utopias: A Brief History from Ancient Writings to Virtual Communities (Howard P Segal) CM
PSYCHOLOGY
  • Critical Feeling: How to Use Feelings Strategically (Rolf Reber) C
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Contemporary Guide for Practitioners (Lane D Pederson) CM
  • Online Counseling (ed. Ron Kraus) C
  • Social Anxiety: Clinical, Developmental, and Social Perspectives (ed. Stefan G Hofmann & Patricia M DiBartolo) P
RELIGION
  • Christian Theology: An Introduction (6th ed.) and The Christian Theology Reader (5th ed.) (Alister McGrath) CM
  • Comparing Religions: Coming to Terms (Jeffrey J Kripal) CM
  • An Introduction to Islam in the 20th Century (ed. Aminah Beverly McCloud, Scott W Hibbard & Laith Saud) M
  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dao (Sam Crane) CM
  • Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions (ed. Randall Nadeau) CM

Non-academic (trade) books

BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR
  • Their Trade Is Treachery (Harry Chapman Pincher, reissue) P
  • Thin Wire: A Mother’s Journey through Her Daughter’s Heroin Addiction (Christine Lewry) C
  • We Don’t Need No Education (Trevor Averre-Beeson) C
BUSINESS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
  • The Antifragility Edge (Si Alhir) C
  • Digital and Social Media for Authors (Chris McCrudden) C
  • Failure Breeds Success (Mike Greene) C
  • Launching a Creative Startup (Alan Rutter & Simone Baird) P
  • Sales Commando (Doug Tucker) C
COMPUTING AND DIGITAL DESIGN
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 Maximum Performance (Mark Galer) P
  • Character Animation Fundamentals (Steve Roberts) C
  • Digital Art Masters: Volumes 4 & 5 (3DTotal) P
  • How to Cheat in Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 (David Asch & Steve Caplin) P
FITNESS, HEALTH, SPORT AND TRAVEL
  • A History of Football in 100 Quotes (Jim White) P
  • Looking for Lemons: A Travel Survival Guide (Lloyd Figgins) C
  • Strong (Zanna van Dijk) (section ‘Move’) C
GENEALOGY
  • Arkesden and my Antecedents (Adrian Dyer) C
  • From Cider in Devon to Champaign in Illinois (Alan Wills) C
  • The Lancasters of Pateley Bridge (Christopher Wright) C
  • Practical Family History (magazine; various issues) C
MUSIC AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
  • Mixing Audio (Roey Izhaki) P
  • Recording Tips for Engineers (Tim Crich) C
  • The Video Editor’s Guide to Soundtrack Pro (Sam McGuire) C
POLITICS
  • Progressive Politics after the Crash: American Progressive-Liberalism and European Social Democracy (Olaf Cramme) C
REFERENCE
  • Crafting Your Plot (Greg Mosse) P
  • Korek: A Beginner’s Guide to Mauritian Creole (Paul Choy) CP
  • Science and Environmental Journalism (James Randerson) C
  • Writing a Book in 30 Days (Karen Wiesner) C
  • Writing Historical Fiction (Katherine McMahon) C
RELIGION
  • Living Our Beliefs (Graham Ralph) C

Multi-volume works

I specialise in project managing multi-volume works (major reference works) and regularly handle the copy-editing, proofreading and indexing of works of millions of words with teams of hundreds of authors.

  • The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging (ed. Susan Krauss Whitbourne, 3 vols) CM
  • The Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles (ed. Michael Whitby & Harry Sidebottom, 2 vols) CM
  • The Encyclopedia of the Gothic (ed. William Hughes, David Punter & Andrew Smith, 2 vols) CM
  • The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction (ed. Karen Tracy, 3 vols) M
  • The Handbook of Discourse Analysis (ed. Deborah Tannen, Heidi E Hamilton & Deborah Schiffrin, 2 vols) CM
  • The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects (ed. Patrick Rössler, 4 vols) CM
  • The Virgil Encyclopedia (ed. Richard F Thomas & Jan M Ziolkowski, 3 vols) M
  • The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies (ed. Constance L Shehan, 4 vols) CM
  • The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality (ed. John Stone, 5 vols) CM

Articles and essays

  • academic articles and research proposals
  • theses and other essays by students at universities including the University of Cambridge, University College London, University of the Arts London, SOAS and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  • papers and covering letters by authors needing assistance with non-native English (EFL)

Magazines

  • Osteoporosis News P
  • Practical Family History C
  • Viva!life P

Marketing and other materials

  • annual reports and accounts
  • gallery and exhibition brochures
  • conference prospectuses
  • template letters
  • information pamphlets
  • toolkit for a marketing campaign

Websites

  • Yoga
  • Ageing
  • Animation Fundamentals
  • Anxiety
  • History of China
  • Augustine
  • Crafting Your Plot
  • Autodesk
  • Cheat
  • Chinese Religion
  • Cities
  • Concise Dictionary
  • Concise Encyclopedia of Languages
  • Buddhists
  • Writing Historical Fiction
  • Digital Art Masters Volume 4
  • Digital Futures
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • The Handbook of Global Health Communication
  • The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media
  • How to Know
  • The Handbook of Language Socialization
  • Media Literacies
  • Online Counseling
  • PaintShop Prop X4 for Photographers
  • Recording Tips for Engineers
  • Spanish Cinema
  • Sufism
  • Utopias
  • Women
  • A Companion to New Media Dynamics
  • A History of Modern Europe
  • Osteoporosis News
  • Practical Family History