Kate Blackham FRAS

Advanced Professional Member
Location Milton Keynes
Telephone 07511 710754
Website kateblackham.space/about/


Editorial project management, development editing, on-screen editing, copy-editing, mark-up languages, proofreading, Americanizing, anglicizing, on-screen proofreading, writing, rewriting, editing non-native English


Books, distance-learning materials, educational materials, illustrated books, manuals, multi-author books, online materials

Specialised software

Equation setting (LaTeX including MiKTeX), oXygen XML editor, MathType, MathFlow MathML editor, Adobe Acrobat Pro

Qualifications and awards

Graduate student, Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, UWTSD (in progress)
MSc Astronomy, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
BSc Physics, Imperial College London

Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
British Astronomical Association, Member
Society for the History of Astronomy, Member
Institute of Physics, Member


Freelance since 2010; technical architect/editor, Wrox Press, 1997–2001

CIEP proofreading mentor


Editorial project management (SfEP) 2018
Understanding academic references and citations (SfEP) 2016
Comic book editing and project management (Comics Experience) 2013
Basic proofreading by distance learning (Publishing Training Centre) 2011
Grammar at work (Publishing Training Centre) 2011

Client list

CAB International, Cambridge University Press, Elliott & Thompson, Oxford University Press, Pearson, Royal Astronomical Society


Astronomy/space sciences (aerospace, archaeoastronomy, astronautics, astrophotography, astrophysics, cosmology, cultural astronomy, ethnoastronomy, history of astrology (Babylonian-Kepler), history of astronomy, photometry, planetary science, popular, space systems engineering), biology (agricultural science, anatomy and physiology, botany, veterinary science, zoology), chemistry (popular, school), complementary therapies (aromatherapy), earth sciences (geophysics), education (secondary science, cognitive science, distance learning, e-learning), information science and technology (computer programming, computer technology, software, hardware, electronics, internet), mathematics, physics, sciences (academic, popular, school, technology)