|Location||PETERSFIELD, Hampshire, UK|
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Copyediting; proofreading; on-screen proofreading and copyediting (PDF and Word); editing and localizing non-native and translated English; editing/proofreading books for self-publishers and publishers; liaising with authors/editors and collating changes; website editing/proofreading; proofreading, QC and origination of subtitles
Academic and other non-fiction books, children's chapter books, illustrated books, multi-author books, marketing materials, manuals, newsletters, essays, theses and dissertations, websites, annual reports, television (subtitling)
Qualifications and awards
BA English, Linguistics; MA Children's Literature; PGCE (Primary)
I have been a freelance proofreader and copyeditor since 2012. Currently the majority of my work is copyediting and proofreading business/coaching/self-help books for self-publishing clients, as well as regular work for business clients. I have over 100 books in my portfolio.
A list of training/courses I have done:
- Editing Memoir (Tanya Gold) 2020
- References (CIEP) 2020
- Editing with Word (SfEP) 2017
- Introduction to copy editing (SfEP) 2014
- Proofreading mentoring programme (SfEP) 2013
- Getting work with non-publishers (SfEP) 2013
- Proofreading problems (SfEP) 2013
- Digital proofreading (Publishing Training Centre) 2012
- Basic proofreading by distance learning – Merit (Publishing Training Centre) 2012
- Self-publishers (business, coaching, memoirs, self-help)
- A translation company in the EU
- Permanent Publications
- Project management companies (for educational publishers)
- Writers of SpLD assessment reports
Anthropology, business, coaching, cookery, education, environment, gardening, gender studies, horticulture, linguistics, literature (mainly children’s fiction), permaculture, politics/history, self-help, sociology
Please click on the link to see some examples of books I have worked on.
I’d highly recommend Louise. She did an excellent job of editing and proofreading my latest book … With an excellent eye for detail, I’d not only recommend Louise for book editing, but also for articles, blog posts and proposals where accuracy is essential. So much so, that I’ve now recommended Louise to many of my clients who are going through a similar journey, and I also asked her to contribute to my book.
Karen Williams, Book Mentor at Librotas and author of Book Marketing Made Simple and Your Book is the Hook: how to write, publish and promote the book that will build your business
A heartfelt thank you from Arve and I for doing such a thorough and conscientious job! We truly appreciate it. If ever we submit an MS to Routledge again we will ask to have you assigned as our copyeditor if at all possible.
Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Arve Hansen, co-editors of Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia (Routledge)
I wanted to thank you for all your painstaking work. You have been wonderful, and I am full of appreciation.
Prophecy Coles, author of Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapeutic Perspectives on Stepfamilies and Stepparenting (Routledge)
You are incredibly thorough and all your changes and suggestions make so much sense and have hugely improved my manuscript. Having read it through a zillion times before I sent it to you, I confess I wondered how much you would find that needed work – and now I know! I couldn't be more pleased and more committed to the importance of having an MS copy-edited by a professional. You are also the perfect person to work with – patient, helpful, good at communicating and do things when you say you will – and I look forward to working with you on the next book.
Mary-Jane Houlton, author of Just Passing Through: A nomadic life afloat in France