Highly experienced copyeditor, proofreader, and project manager, specialising in children's and non-fiction publishing. I have twelve years experience in publishing, eight of which were spent in the editorial department of a reputable Christian publishing company. I have worked on a huge variety of titles, including illustrated children's picture books, activity books, highly illustrated reference books, biographies, historical texts, self-help titles, Bibles, and spiritual and prayer books. I am extremely well organised with meticulous attention to detail.
Illustrated children's books
Freelance since 2018
Children's Managing Editor, Lion Hudson, 2015-2018
Project Editor, Lion Hudson, 2013-2015
Assistant Editor, Lion Hudson, 2010-2013
LION HUDSON: Copyediting - The Lion Kids Bible Comic, The Curious Science Quest by Julia Golding; Proofreading - The Blockbuster Bible by Andrew Prichard, Crackle and Pop by Hanna Halwerda, The Lion Picture Bible by Sarah Dodd, The Last Tiger by Rebecca Elliott.
HARPERCOLLINS: Proofreading - My Favourite Bible Stories for Children Around the World
TEMPLAR: Proofreading - Sophie la girafe: Baby's First Year, The Fawn Who Chased the Sun, When Mummy Works From Home, When Daddy Works From Home, Tell Me About Plants, Tell Me About Human Body
INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS: Copyediting - The Cat Who Sat by Gemma Newton, Story Time with Grandma by Andrea Ryan, Hairy Happenings at St Hirsute's by Steve Eaton Evans, Miracle Mae by Jenica Leah, Ellie and Nana by Jenni Bacon
LION HUDSON: Copyediting - Pylon People by Cath Woolridge, God Moments for Busy People by Jennifer Rees Larcombe; Proofreading - Hark: A Biography of Christmas by Paul Kerensa, Charles Dickens: Faith, Angels and the Poor by Keith Hooper, Surviving and Thriving on the Single-Parent Journey by Kat Seney-Williams.
SPCK: Copyediting - The Man You're Made to Be by Martin Saunders; Proofreading - Mountain-Moving Prayer by Debra Green.
10ofTHOSE: Proofreading - Sketches of Faith by John D. Woodbridge, Out of the Black Shadows by Stephen Lungu
biograpy/autobiography/memoirs (historical, religious), children's/teenage publishing (Christian, educational/informative, fiction, novelty, picture books,reference), education (history, pre-school/early years, primary), history (19th century, 20th century, church), personal development (self-help), religious studies/theology (Bible, Christianity, devotional, ethics/moral issues, evangelical, hymn text, inspirational, school)
MLitt Publishing Studies, BA Educational Studies
Margaret is without doubt the most efficient and organised colleague I have ever had. She has an excellent understanding of grammar, voice, tone and style, and combines this diligence with a very diplomatic and unflappable working manner. She has proved completely trustworthy over the course of the many projects I have worked on with her over the years, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services.
Kirsten Etheridge, Freelance Editor
I love it when I get a chance to work with Margaret. Her attention to detail, combined with her invaluable common sense, means that every project we’ve worked on has been completed to the high standard I’ve come to expect. Such a safe pair of hands.
Libby Holcroft, Freelance Designer
I have worked with Margaret for over 8 years and greatly appreciate the competent and efficient way in which she works. I value her calm management and problem solving, which together with a can-do attitude means that the job will be completed to deadline and budget. She has excellent proofreading skills with good attention to detail. A clear communicator with a friendly manner she is a pleasure to work with.
Jacqui Crawford, Head of Design, Lion Hudson