Abi Saffrey

Advanced Professional Member
Location Saffron Walden, Essex
Telephone Available on request
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Services offered

  • Copy-editing (on-screen)
  • Editorial project management - both print and digital products
  • Editing non-native English
  • Blog coordination/commissioning


My editorial career began with eight years of working in-house for publishers, corporations and non-departmental public bodies as an editor and project manager. I have worked as a freelance editor, proofreader and project manager for over eleven years.

  • Author of the CIEP guide Editorial Project Management
  • Co-author of the CIEP guide Your House Style
  • Co-developer of CIEP's online course Editorial Project Management
  • Copy-editor of the Global Discourse journal (2018-)
  • Four months of parental leave cover for the Deputy Editor of a European economics journal
  • Three months of in-house editorial support for Cambridge University Press
  • Two years of project management support for Cambridge Publishing Management
  • SfEP blog coordinator (August 2018-January 2019)
  • SfEP/CIEP Information Commissioning Editor (January 2019-)

Qualifications and training

  • SfEP Annual Conferences (2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019)
  • Essential editorial project management (Publishing Training Centre, 2019)
  • Editorial project management (Publishing Training Centre, 2015)
  • Editing digital products (Publishing Training Centre, 2015)
  • On-screen editing 1 (SfEP, 2009)
  • Brush up your grammar (SfEP, 2006)
  • Introduction to copy-editing (SfEP, 2006)
  • Introduction to proofreading (SfEP, 2006)
  • BA Languages & Linguistics (University of York, 1998)
  • A Levels - Economics (2005), English Literature, French and Sociology (1995)


  • Bristol University Press
  • Cambridge Assessment International Education
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • German National Library of Economics
  • Haus Publishing
  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge
  • The Policy Press
  • Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee


  • Business
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Economics (general, development, political, Brexit, European)
  • Education (secondary, vocational)
  • English language and English literature
  • Linguistics
  • Politics/government (general, Parliament)
  • Social policy (welfare, policing, third sector)
  • Sociology