Angela Gardner

Advanced Professional Member
Location AJ Enterprises, Edinburgh
Telephone 0131 336 5164
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LinkedIn Angela Gardner
Twitter @ajentscotland


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

Recent clients

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), creative non-fiction (narrative non-fiction)


Angela’s copy-editing and proofreading work for us has been consistently excellent and thorough. She is responsive and punctual, unfailingly diplomatic in her feedback to and communication with authors, and in all respects a pleasure to work with.

Ross Fulton, Publications Manager, British Educational Research Association

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, former 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 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