Leah Morin, Inika Publishing Services Ltd

Advanced Professional Member
Location Ely, Cambridgeshire
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Telephone +44 (0)1353 664 172
Mobile +44 (0)7903 494 093

Skills

  • Project-management
  • Copy-editing
  • Foreign-language copy-editing (French)
  • Proofreading
  • Foreign-language proofreading (French)
  • Research

Media

  • Books
  • Multi-author books
  • Journals
  • Educational materials
  • Language-course materials
  • Magazines
  • Manuals

Qualifications and awards

  • MA Applied Linguistics
  • BA Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic

Experience

  • Freelance since 2006
  • Qualifications manager at OCR (Cambridge Assessment), 2006–2009 (part-time)
  • Assistant development manager at Asset Languages (Cambridge Assessment), 2004–2006

Training

  • Copy-editing mentoring scheme (SfEP), 2006
  • Proofreading mentoring scheme (SfEP), 2005
  • Copy-editing problems (SfEP), 2005
  • Basic proofreading by distance learning (Publishing Training Centre), 2005
  • Basic editing by distance learning (Publishing Training Centre), 2005
  • Proofreading problems (SfEP), 2005

Clients

  • Cambridge Assessment
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Liverpool University Press
  • Voltaire Foundation
  • Wiley Blackwell
  • Windhorse Publications
  • Wisdom Publications
  • York Press

Subjects

  • Anthropology
  • Cultural studies
  • Education
  • EFL/ESL
  • Folklore/mythology
  • French
  • History
  • Language and linguistics
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religion and theology
  • Sociology

Testimonials

I have worked with Leah for the past 11 years, specifically in relation to the academic series ‘Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment’ (Voltaire Foundation). Leah’s copy-editing of manuscripts – in both English and French – is consistently of the highest quality, and always delivered to schedule and on budget. 

An increasing number of our manuscripts include additional and non-standard materials, such as tables, addenda and illustrations, or are authored by non-native English or French speakers. I am always very confident in giving these more complex projects to Leah, and am very happy with her ability to solve any related problems or issues, and raise these to my attention as appropriate.

Lyn Roberts, Senior Publishing Manager, Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford

I have just had the immense pleasure and reassurance of Leah copy-editing my forthcoming book in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series (Liverpool University Press / Voltaire Foundation). The book is written in English with extensive quotations in French. The copy-editing was immaculate with a meticulous attention to detail and commendable tact. In a publishing career of well over forty years, I have never experienced superior professionalism.

Simon Davies, formerly Professor of Enlightenment Studies, Queen's University Belfast, June 2020

As General Editor of A Companion to American Literature (3 vols, Wiley Blackwell, 2020), I worked with Leah from April 2019 through February 2020 while she served as the project manager for overseeing all three volumes through the copy-editing, proofreading and indexing stages of production.  Leah is a consummate professional; she kept our large and complex project on schedule, kept me informed at every stage,  and responded quickly to questions.  My three volume editors and I found Leah a pleasure to work with—careful, meticulous, tactful, and an extraordinarily resourceful problem-solver.  She has my highest and most enthusiastic recommendation. 

Susan Belasco, Professor Emerita of English, University of Nebraska

Having worked with Leah for over ten years, I can say that she is a valuable and much appreciated member of our wider editorial team. Her careful and critical eye, combined with enormous intelligence and common sense, means that any work sent her way is always in very good hands.

Gillian Pink, Research Editor, Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford

Leah is meticulous, efficient, highly skilled, and always does an amazing job. I really appreciate the calm and accomplished way she deals with any complexities and challenges. She is a pleasure to work with, and I could not recommend her more highly.

Michelle Bernard, Publishing Controller, Windhorse Publications

As my contributors continue to send in their corrected proofs, there is consistent praise for the careful and sensitive job of copy-editing throughout. Please convey our thanks and compliments to your editor!

Professor of English at the University of Windsor, Canada; editor of a multi-author volume