Helen Bleck

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Skills

Copy-editing, proofreading, plain/clear English, anglicizing, developmental/substantive editing, editing non-native English, project management, research, rewriting, website editing, writing.

Media

Books, educational materials, illustrated books, journals, multi-author books, online materials, specialist papers, dictionaries, websites/blogs.

Experience

Freelance since 2008; Managing Editor, Canongate Books, 2004-2008; Project Manager, National Library of Scotland, 2001-2003; Editor and Project Manager, Chambers Harrap, 1997-2001.

Training

Efficient Editing (SfEP) 2018, Proofreading Progress (SfEP) 2018.

Clients

Canongate Books, Birlinn Ltd, Collins Learning, Hodder Gibson, Edinburgh University Press, Sandstone Press, Stirling Publishing, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Pearson Education

Subjects

archaeology (Scottish), children's/teenage publishing (educational/informative, English, history; fiction), fiction (adult, crime/mystery/thrillers, literary, popular, science fiction/fantasy), history (British, European, World War 1, World War II)

Qualifications

MA German with European History, MLitt Fantasy Literature, Postgraduate Diploma in Information Studies with Librarianship.

Testimonials

I’ve really appreciated Helen’s proofreading work and her professional, responsive communication. Thank you Helen!

Joanna Ramsay, editor, Collins Learning

Helen has been working with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’s publication team as a copyeditor, proofreader and project manager for over a decade. She is a pleasure to work with, establishes great working relationships with our authors and is always prompt and responsive. Her experience with editorial work makes her insight and input into our style guide particularly valuable.

Catherine Aitken, managing editor, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland