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If your project includes text, I can help you get it right.
I’ve been an editor since 1998 (freelance since 2008), and come highly recommended. I work at every stage of the publishing process, from development and copyediting to proofreading and localisation. Alongside my editorial business I also work as a mentor in copyediting and proofreading for the CIEP, and I’m one of the Institute’s commissioning editors on the information team.
I’m a proficient user of InDesign as well as Word for copy-editing and Acrobat for proofreading. I often edit text in layout, and can also lay documents out for you. Over the years I’ve helped to make thousands of projects publishable.
I’m happy working on a wide range of subjects for a general readership, but some specialist areas include architecture, art and design, fashion and culture, children’s reference and cookery. My background is in trade and educational publishing; as well as books I now work in a range of published media. I also enjoy working directly with academic clients, and have recently copyedited subjects as diverse as rediscovered historical forms in Islamic buildings, French literature in film, and cloud-based software architectures.
For example, I also edit technical articles, application notes, press releases, blog posts and company websites. Why not contact me with your requirements, and let’s see how I can help?
Copyediting, proofreading, page layout, writing/re-writing, development editing, localisation, plain English editing
- Freelance since 2008
- Senior editor, Quarto Books, 2006–08
- Project editor, Scholastic (educational), 2005–06
- Editor/writer, Usborne, 2001–05
- Editor, Miles Kelly, 1998–2001
- BSc Architectural Studies
Artifice Press, Black Dog Press, British Library, CIEP, City & Guilds, GFA Group, Haremi, Laurence King, Penguin Random House, Publitek, QBS, Quarto Group, RIBA, Royal College of Radiologists, Tate Publishing, Thames & Hudson, York Notes
I also work with independent authors and academics.
Having been a professional writer and editor for more than 20 years, I asked myself whether I really needed a proofreader to look at my book, Copywriting Made Simple. As soon as I saw Liz’s markup, I realised that I absolutely did. She picked up dozens of slips and inconsistencies that I’d missed, diligently checking everything right down to third-party citations and brand names, and made many thoughtful suggestions for ways to improve the readability and clarity of the text. I thoroughly recommend Liz’s service to anyone working on a non-fiction book or any other longform project.
Tom Albrighton, ABC Copywriting
Liz is a highly capable, sensible, meticulous and efficient editor and I’m always confident that she’ll do a great job, whatever the task. She’s a reliable, safe pair of hands and a delight to work with.
Emma Poulter, Tate Publishing