Cathy Tingle

Advanced Professional Member
Location EDINBURGH
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Website www.doceditor.co.uk
LinkedIn Cathy Tingle
Twitter https://twitter.com/thedoceditor

Skills

  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Editing non-native English
  • Editorial training

Media

  • Books
  • Multi-author books
  • Journals
  • Company literature
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Directories/yearbooks
  • Magazines
  • Websites/blogs
  • Newsletters
  • Online materials

Experience

Freelance since 2014

Editor, Edinburgh for Under Fives Handbook, 2010 to 2014

Corporate Communications Manager, City & Guilds, 2005 to 2010

Marketing and Publications Executive, City & Guilds, 2001 to 2005

Training

  • Copyediting 2, Headway (SfEP), 2019
  • Brush Up Your Grammar (SfEP), 2018
  • Efficient Copyediting (SfEP), 2016
  • Advanced Copy-Editing (Publishing Scotland), 2015
  • Advanced Proofreading (Publishing Scotland), 2015
  • Welcome to Copy-Editing (Publishing Scotland), 2014

Clients

Emperor, an annual report production agency

University of Passau Department of Intercultural Communication

Palgrave Macmillan (through a publishing agency)

Bloomsbury (through a publishing agency)

Routledge (through a publishing agency)

Taylor & Francis (through a publishing agency)

Subjects

Anthropology

Business and management

Cinema

Christianity

Disability studies

Drama

Evolutionary biology

Gender studies

Health

History (African; American; British; 19th century; 20th century)

Law (criminal; European; family; property; sports)

Literature (English; poetry, Shakespeare; Victorian)

Marketing

Philosophy

Politics

Psychology

Social policy

Social work

Television studies

Theatre studies

Town planning

Urban studies

Qualifications

BA in English Language and Literature

MA in Victorian Literature

PhD in English Literature

Testimonials

Cathy is far and away the best copyeditor with whom I have ever worked. She is highly professional, and the manuscript was greatly improved after her editing. In addition to catching errors, Cathy’s revisions improved the readability of the book significantly. She made me feel like I was collaborating with a colleague. I highly recommend her!

Dr Jon Davidann, Professor of History, Hawai’i Pacific University and author of six books

I was invited to write a second edition of my health psychology textbook. Once I was happy with my draft, the publisher sent it to Cathy for editing and proofreading. It is always a little bit scary handing over your hard work to someone else. I need not have worried. Cathy was polite, clear and kind with her feedback. Her proofreading was thorough, and her editing was sensitive ... Her hard work, eagle eyes and diligence made my writing better. I recommend her to you, without hesitation

Dr Karen Rodham, Professor of Health Psychology, Department of Psychology, Staffordshire University

As a non-native English speaker, I have been working with Cathy Tingle successfully for many years and I am absolutely thrilled by her professional, fast and reliable work! She is not ‘simply’ a careful proofreader, but also shows an understanding for topics and context, which once again improves the quality of the articles.

Prof. Dr Christoph Barmeyer, Lehrstuhl für Interkulturelle Kommunikation, Universität Passau (Chair Intercultural Communication, University of Passau, Germany)