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I am an experienced editor/proofreader and owner of ASG Editorial, which I established in 2017 after nearly three decades in newspaper publishing.
Before setting up my editorial business, I worked for 27 years as a newspaper and magazine sub-editor/production editor – both freelance and in-house. As a result, I am skilled at working to deadlines, fact-checking and rewriting (only where necessary).
Now, most of my work is book editing – fiction and non-fiction – although I'm happy to take on smaller projects such as blog posts, short stories, novellas and factual guides.
I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and abide by the Code of Practice. I can assure you of a respectful editor/client relationship and high-quality work delivered to agreed deadlines.
I am happy to look at a sample of your work and chat about the level of service you need. Please email me or fill in the contact form on my website: asgeditorial.co.uk.
Copyediting, line-editing, proofreading, fiction editing, non-fiction editing and fact-checking.
Books, guides, factsheets, brochures, newsletters, blog posts, magazines, journals, press releases.
Fiction/non-fiction editor: Editing and proofreading business, ASG Editorial, started in May 2017.
Assistant editor: Bride magazine; Editor: A Kentish Ceremony, Marry in Norfolk (Archant publications).
Newspaper/magazine sub-editor (copyeditor): 27 years, including 12 years as a freelance journalist/sub-editor.
Newspaper journalist: Six years working as a reporter on various newspaper titles before moving on to sub-editing.
CIEP (formerly SfEP) conferences: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and (upcoming) 2023
Some of the sessions and workshops I attended include the following:
- Word macros for faster editing
- Editorial project management
- Editing for indie fiction authors at sentence level
- Using social media to market your business
- Perfecting PDF mark-up
- Digital marketing
- Conscious and Inclusive language
- Managing an editorial project
- Six habits of highly effective editors
- Editor website foundations
- Efficient editing
- Fiction line-editing essentials
- Developmental editing
COURSES AND CERTIFICATES
References (CIEP) 2022
Editing Fiction (Publishing Training Centre) 2018
Proofreading 3 (CIEP) 2018.
Content Marketing Certification (Hubspot) 2017
Adobe InDesign (In-house) Archant, 2011
Editing, page design, and QuarkXPress (In-house) Archant, 1994
Sub-editing (Residential course, Pendley Manor) Westminster Press,1982
National Certificate in Practical Journalism (NCTJ) 1980
INDEPENDENT AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS
Fiction: P.J. Griffiths The Adventures of Lucy Parker-Patel, Books 1&2 (Spiritual, Self-discovery); Holly McGlade Mabel and the Social Scare (Humour, Older Children); James A. North Billy Bogey's Big Adventure (Children); Bennett Tucker The Music of Sleepless Nights (American Historical Fiction); Tim Holden Rivers Run Deep (American Historical Fiction).
Non-fiction: Robert Lomax: Consciousness and the Alien Mind (Self-help and personal development) Balboa Press; Chris Amies Islands on Fire, by Jules Verne (New translation). Bernard Hagon The Wine Lodge (Memoir); Simon Beckett-Allen Cooking for One (Recipes, stories and advice for the bereaved); Peter Kronig & Chris Corbett The White Game (Popular Psychology); Miles C. Collier The Achaeological Automobile (Classic Cars, History); Kevin Shilling Reckless: The Fall and Rise of AC Bluebird (Classic Cars, Memoir); John Martin Daniel Defoe: His Life and Writing (Novelist Biographies, Literary Theory); Nicola Smalley The Path to Forgotten Freedom (Self-discovery, Family history); Adrian Conroy Chicken or Egg? (Trivia, Quiz Questions)
Sinéad Quirke Køngerskov is a Danish–English translator of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. We have worked together for four years (as of June 2023). Below are some Sinead's translations that I have copyedited/proof-edited. The publisher's name follows the genre (in brackets).
Fiction: Sofie Magnus The Weaver of Dreams (Teen & Young Adult, Fantasy) Matador; Steffen Jacobsen The Promise: Parts 1–4, (Thriller) SAGA Egmont; Sara Engell The Chinese Twin (Mystery, Thriller and Suspense) SAGA Egmont; Inger Gammelgaard Madsen Username: Doll Child, Death on Demand, A Strange Intrusion, Seal of Confession (Crime, Nordic Noir) SAGA Egmont; A. M. Vedsø Olesen The Seer of Midgard – the first in a series of three (Norse Mythology, Fantasy) SAGA Egmond.
English Translations Awaiting Publication: Joergen Steines Truth's Labyrinth (WWII, Third Reich, Historical Fiction) due out August 2023; Max Ulrich Klinker Pastoral (WWII, Historical Fiction); Jørgen Hagested Wallis, Edward & Hitler (Historical Fiction); Michael Katz Krefeld Before the Storm (Thriller, Crime).
Non-fiction: Morten Bonde Sentenced to Blindness (Motivational, Self-help) Forlaget Vision; Monika Janfelt You and Your PhD (Education), Moveo Publishing; Christen Broberg Jensen Leadership in the Home Guard (Motivational) Danish Home Guard; Karina Helsted Moe Bodyfulness: A return to your body (Spiritual and mental health), Myrens Publishing. Maria Christenson Act 1 Opens With You (Customer Service)1stBalconyBooks; Kent Jonasen The Specialist Pipeline (HR & Personnel Management) Forbes Books.
English Translations Awaiting Publication: Anne-Marie Gundestrup The Gundestrop Method (Health, Well-being); Torben Frank Andersen The Allergy Enigma (Health, Alternative treatments); Vibeke Bischoff The Oseberg Ship: Reconstruction of Form and Function (Viking Ships, History) due out December 2023.
SAGA EGMONT, COPENHAGEN
SAGA Egmont is a Danish publishing house based in Copenhagen under the parent comany Lindhardt & Ringhof. I was the final proofreader for the following titles:
Niels Krause-Klær: Solitaire; Devil's Democracy; Darklands (Political thrillers).
Inger Gammelgaard Madsen: Username: Doll Child; Death on Demand, Seal of Confession (Crime, Murder Mystery).
Jale Poljarevius & Karl Eidem: Stockholm South (Thriller).
Cecilia Sahlström: White Lilac; Vigilante (Crime, Police procedural).
Anna Grue: The Mystery at the Second-Hand Shop (Cosy Mystery).
Martina André: Robolove: Operation Iron Heart (Humour, Fantasy).
Elisabeth Hammer: Dream Signs; Engaged (Young Adult, Romantic Fiction).
Editor, author and book consultant. Heidi is the founder and owner of Skriveværkstedet (The Writing Workshop). I have proof-edited/proofread the following books for Heidi.
Anja Olsen Coffee Copenhagen (City coffee shop guide) Publisher: Linje H.
Camilla Gjerde We Don't Want any Crap in our Wine: The women behind the bottle (Natural Wine Guide) Publisher: Now What.
Patrik Rolf From Nerd to Pro: A Coffee Journey (Inspirational, Personal journey) Publisher: April
Lara Moreno Wolfskin (Literary Fiction) Translated from the original Spanish by Katie Whittemore.
Standards and Testing Agency: Proofreading English Key Stage 1 & 2 test papers.
CIEP: Blog posts, fact sheets, guides (print and PDF).
Buy Local Norfolk (non-profit): Press releases, online content.
Victoria Walters, Healthy You, Healthy Planet: Web content, press releases.
Just Regional, local news magazine publisher: Editing, designing, proofreading, and writing.
Archant Bride/Weddings: Assistant editor – Bride Magazine; Editor – A Kentish Ceremony and Marry in Norfolk (six months in-house).
ITN: Reporting results from South Norfolk Constituency count: General Election nights 2015, 2017, 2019.
Business: content marketing, small businesses
Media and design: typography, newspapers, onlne editing, content writing
Fitness/health: exercise, vitamins/minerals, diet/nutrition, wellness
Fiction: crime/mystery, thrillers, literary, popular, children's.
Food/Cookery: catering, cookery, cakes, tea. coffee, food safety, veganism, vegetarianism
Politics: British, US, current affairs
Philosophy: ethics, political philosophy, political science
Personal development: self-help, popular psychology, CBT
Tourism/travel: Ireland, France, Germany
References (CIEP) 2022
Editing Fiction (Publishing Training Centre) 2018.
Proofreading 3 (CIEP) 2018.
Content Marketing Certification (Hubspot) 2017
NCFE Level 3 diploma: Personal Effictiveness at Work - Otley College
National Certificate in Practical Journalism: NCTJ
University of Bristol: BSc Politics/Philosophy
A-levels: English, French, German
Cordon Vert Diploma (Distinction) – The Vegetarian Society
“Anne, thank you so much – you have been such a great help with writing my book.
“Your clear understanding of the English language gained over many years as a professional editor, freelance writer and proofreader has proved invaluable – I am not sure how I could have done it without you.”
P.J. Griffiths, author
I love it! You have all the best words. Thank you so much. I would never have been able to put it so well myself.
Victoria Walters, Healthy You, Healthy Planet
Your press release resulted in two lead articles in my local paper, and now I’m writing a regular column for them. You are really talented. I will be calling on your proofreading services when I finish my next book.
Karen Bromley, Maya Wellbeing
Anne has really assisted me with my draft manuscript. She provided both the amended clean copy of my work and the original work with corrections, which made it easy to review.
“She kept me updated throughout her copy-edit so I was aware when I could anticipate the work would be returned. I found her alterations really enhanced my manuscript and were in keeping with the style of the prose so the original author keeps their own voice.
Siobhan Davies, creative writer