|Location||Tilehurst, West Berkshire (with UK-based and overseas clients)|
|Copy by Sam|
Proofreading, copy editing/line editing, on-screen editing (PDF or Word), adaptation of materials for US or UK audiences (Americanization/Anglicization), MS Word styles/styling, audio checking, re-writing/re-drafting, creation/compilation of in-house style guides.
I provide proofreading and editing services for non-fiction books (covering a wide range of subjects); children's fun factual and story books; education/ELT resources for students and teachers; company reports and websites.
My first book (published 10th September 2020 by Summersdale) can be seen here: https://summersdale.com/sd-book/she-believed-she-could-so-she-did-3/
I've also written rhymes and short stories for young children.
Before starting my freelance business, I worked full-time as a Production Editor at a busy academic publisher.
Freelance 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.
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, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Cengage Learning, Garnet Education, Yoyo Books, Summersdale Publishers, National Foundation for Educational Research, Schofield & Sims, 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 Pearson Education
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