|Location||AJ Enterprises, Edinburgh|
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Experienced copy-editor and proofreader based in Edinburgh, offering a professional, friendly service.
I work with words to create products that are clear, accurate, well-structured and effective. I have over 20 years' freelance experience, working in many different formats and styles for a wide range of clients including publishers, corporates, academics, education, policy and research bodies and third sector organisations. I have particular expertise in education, skills, business, science and technology.
After 10 years working for BP, first as a research technologist then in corporate communications, I know how to write for business and am analytical, methodical, balanced and focused in my approach. With experience of working at the interface between education and business, including writing and publishing the learning & skills digest Informed Scotland which I founded in 2012, I am skilled at interpreting specialist text for the lay reader.
I achieved distinction in the industry-recognised Proofreading by Distance Learning course run by the Publishing Training Centre in 2006. I am an active member of the CIEP Edinburgh local group and the Edinburgh Editors' Network.
Copy-editing, proofreading, on-screen editing, on-screen proofreading, rewriting, project management, consultancy (editorial), editing non-native English, research, copywriting, website editing, anglicising, writing, fiction and creative non-fiction proofreading
Books, company literature, conference/event reports, directories/yearbooks, educational materials, government reports, illustrated books, journals, magazines, multi-author books, newsletters, online materials, theses and dissertations, websites
Qualifications and awards
BSc Polymer Science & Technology (Chemistry)
Freelance since 1994
CIEP conference, 2020; Introduction to fiction editing (CIEP) 2020; Practical mark-up of PDFs (SfEP) 2017; On-screen editing 1 and 2 (SfEP) 2011; Basic proofreading by distance learning – distinction (Publishing Training Centre) 2006
Macmillan Education, HarperCollins, Florence Production Ltd, EdComs Ltd, Virtual College, Winmat Publishers Ltd, British Educational Research Association (BERA), Scotland's Futures Forum, Goodison Group in Scotland, Sunrise Setting Ltd, Education Scotland, Heedi Graphic Design, 3rd Horizons Ltd, Apex Training & Development Ltd, Be Personnel Ltd, Beyond Green Advisors Ltd, Brooklands New Media Ltd, Field Studies Council, Queen Margaret University, SAAS, Northern Ireland Department for the Economy, academic students
Business, business to business, public affairs, small businesses, business education, chemistry, education (primary, secondary, further & higher), sciences, engineering, management, manufacturing, materials science, polymer science & technology, skills development, academic research, technology, fiction (literary, dystopian, science fiction), narrative non-fiction
Angela is a very sharp editor, and a pleasure to work with. She has a keen eye for detail, is collaborative and gave insightful advice to help improve not only the project she was working on, but the series as a whole. She repeatedly went the extra mile while working to very tight deadlines to make sure that the book was finished on time and looked great. An absolute star.
Holly Edgar, Managing Editor, Caribbean, Macmillan Education
Working with Angela has been great. As a copy-editor, she strikes a good balance between the needs of authors and the need to get the book produced. Her suggestions and advice – and her copy-editing – are thoughtful and designed to help the author and the publisher realise the book they wanted.
Professor Paul Joyce, Leeds Beckett University
Angela has been great to work with, she provides relevant and thoughtful copy-writing meeting any deadlines. She has also been immensely helpful in additional ways like putting me in touch with some of her contacts and sharing our stories on social media – really going the extra mile.
Mel Cousins, Marketing, Field Studies Council
Angela produced a great blog on a challenging subject. I was delighted with the result – she did a really good job with a difficult piece of writing!
Daniel Heuman, CEO & Founder, Intelligent Editing Ltd
We are delighted to be working with AJ Enterprises, we always receive prompt attention and they offer a truly thorough proofreading service with accuracy, speed and of course, meticulous attention to detail. And to top it all off, Angela is a real pleasure to deal with.
Heedi Graphic Design