Anna Paterson (ADL Editorial)

Professional Member
Location Strada Provinciale 21, Contrada Porto Vecchio s.n., 74011 Castellaneta (TA), Italy
Mobile 00 39 331 488 5176
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LinkedIn Freelance copy-editor and proofreader


Proofreading, copy-editing, editing non-native English


Books, travel guides, magazines, annuals, journals


Freelance since 2009 (part-time) and 2017 (full-time)


Editing with Word (CIEP) 2020
Brush up your grammar (CIEP) 2018
Copy-editing Progress (CIEP) 2016
Introduction to copy-editing (CIEP) 2016
Mentoring Scheme in Proofreading (CIEP) 2014
Proofreading Problems (CIEP) 2013
Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning (PTC) 2011


Past and present clients include:

Black & White Publishing

Bradt Travel Guides

Bristol University Press & Policy Press

Grange Communications

Newgen Publishing UK

Oneworld Publications

Sandstone Press

SilverWood Books

Summersdale Publishers


I have also worked with the following literary consultancies:

The Literary Consultancy



Children's Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Science Fiction
Translated Fiction
Young Adult/Fantasy

Academic (social and public policy; criminology; science; technology and society; social work; human geography; politics and international relations; political science; community development; urban geography; urban and regional policy; social geography; sustainable development; childhood and youth studies; sociology of childhood and youth; education and social justice; ageing and gerontology; environmental policy; social research methods)
Food & Drink
General Interest
Health & Well-being
Investigative Journalism
Memoir & biography
Mind, Body & Spirit


BA French and German


Anna has garnered praise and gratitude from the authors and editors whose work she’s copy-edited for me; they’ve appreciated her sharp editorial eye, her ability to tactfully suggest desirable changes and her dogged precision, down to the last punctuation mark in the last entry on the last page of the reference list! As an in-house production editor, I love working with someone who can be counted on to do her best no matter what task I hand her, and to let me know when she needs more information. She makes my life easier on every project, and I hope we’ll work together for a long time to come.

V. Dharmapala. Bristol University Press & Policy Press

Anna is a careful and thorough proofreader, with a wonderfully positive attitude. She has been of considerable help to us, particularly when a project has been delayed and the time for proofreading is under pressure.

K.A. Farrell. Sandstone Press

Working with Anna has been a pleasure from start to finish. She has an excellent, unrivalled eye for the smallest detail and is punctual, friendly and efficient.

M. Leventhal. Greenhill Books and Green Bean Books

TLC has been working with Anna on a referral basis for three years now, and she has always been punctual in responding, professional in her conduct and a delight to work with. She provides a high level of copy-editing and proofreading service for a variety of genres and writers, which is invaluable in such a diverse and broad publishing landscape. I never hesitate to send writers Anna's way, and would thoroughly recommend her as an editor.

J. Sedgwick. The Literary Consultancy

Anna has always been extremely fast, efficient and helpful. We were a hundred percent confident that she would deliver through the process and she even gave us more than she originally offered. Very professional.

M Mitchell. Less Magazine

Anna has been involved with two of my recent publishing ventures. Both occasions demanded a fast, sensitive and accurate response – Anna responded brilliantly to this challenge, allowing myself and my designer to concentrate on other matters. Her engagement was absolute and crucial to the success of both books. She is meticulous and generous with advice, and her changes were clearly noted. I have no hesitation in recommending her to potential clients. 

M. Howard. Author

I'm heartily grateful to Anna for her endeavour and commitment during her copy-edit of The Louise Fawley Symphony. Anna brought empathy, humour and enthusiasm to the process, and I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with her. The Louise Fawley Symphony is a smoother, sleeker read thanks to Anna's constructive suggestions and corrections. I will not hesitate to invite her to copy-edit any sequel.

R. Evans. Author