Samantha Lacey

Advanced Professional Member
Location Tilehurst, West Berkshire (with UK-based and overseas clients)
Mobile 07919 883874
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Published books Summersdale


Focus on education publishing. Proofreading, copyediting/line editing, BSI proofreading markup, course adaptation for US or UK audiences (Americanization/Anglicization), ELT course correlation/mapping, ELT Word styling/manuscript styling, audio checking, audio transcription/compiling recording scripts, re-writing/re-drafting existing copy, creation/compilation of in-house style guidlines, writing.



I have run my own editorial business since 2014; Production Editor & Editorial Manager, Garnet Education, 2013–14; UK Publications Controller, CfBT Education Trust, 2012–13; Contracted freelancer, 2010–12; Production Controller/Editor, CfBT Education Trust, 2003–10.


Editorial Project Management (CIEP) - currently studying

Efficient Editing: Strategies and Tactics (SfEP, 2017)

Getting Work With Non-Publishers (SfEP, 2017)

Copy-Editing by Distance Learning (Publishing Training Centre, 2015): Merit 


Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson Education, Helbling English, HarperCollins Children's Books, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Cengage Learning, Garnet Education, Yoyo Books, Summersdale Publishers, Education Development Trust.


I recently worked with Sam and she was brilliant. She took on a challenging editorial task and returned it in a fantastic condition. She has excellent communication, and I look forward to working with Sam again.

Laure Gysemans, Project Editor at HarperCollins Children's Books

Samantha's work is always precise and correct. She has an eye for detail and always meets the deadline. It is a pleasure to work with her.

Lien Verschelde, Redactiemedewerker at LUTV

Sam has an amazing eye for detail. I do not hesitate in employing her services.

Rachel Tombs, LinkedIn Trainer

I have worked with Samantha in consultancy and used her services on a freelance basis. She is a good, all-round proofreader, always works within the deadlines given and has very good attention to detail. She is easy to get on with and will always look to go the extra mile.

Lisa Miles, Director, Foreword Communications 

I asked Samantha at short notice to check and edit some work for me.

Samantha was recommended to me by another person I work with and I was over the moon with the service that I received.

Samantha is very efficient and excellent at what she does. I will be using her services now every month.

Tina Cleary, Portrait & Branding Photographer at Tina Cleary Photography

Sam was an absolute professional to work with; calm, efficient, organised with a great attention to detail and commitment to timelines. I would strongly recommend her.

Carol Flach, Head of Knowledge Management, CfBT Education Trust