I am a proofreader, editor, and copywriter with 15 years’ experience, providing services for businesses, agencies, and publishers.
I have worked for book publishers, magazines, and advertising and marketing agencies, both in-house and as a freelancer. My clients include Bloomsbury, Hardie Grant, Titan, Girl Friday Productions, Troubador, Summersdale, and Quarto; numerous independent authors; and agencies working with Samsung, Shiseido, Aviva, Barclays, Duracell, Harley-Davidson, Fuller’s Brewery, Mazda, and Pret A Manger.
I copy-edit and proofread a wide array of non-fiction (travel, food and drink, fitness and health, self-help/mindfulness, entertainment, crafts, toys and games). Please get in touch if you think I might be a good fit for your project.
I provide the following services across a variety of media, including books, magazines, websites and applications, marketing materials, reports, and presentations and tenders.
Subject areas I am experienced with and interested in include children’s/teenage non-fiction, crafts, design, environment/energy, fitness/health, food and drink, home and leisure, media studies, personal development, social sciences, toys and games, and tourism/travel.
I have recently worked with the following clients: Archant Dialogue, Bauhaus Now, Grafik Language, Brody Associates, DK, Hardie Grant, Quarto, Summersdale, and Titan.
- 2014–17, Proofreader, Bigdog Agency
- 2010–13, Senior Editor, The Lab Magazine
- 2008–09, Assistant Editor, Titan Magazines
- 2006–08, Editor, Summersdale Publishers
Qualifications and CPD
- BA Multimedia Journalism, 2005
- National Council for the Training of Journalists Preliminary Examinations, 2005
- Trinity CertTESOL Certificate, 2006
- CIEP Annual Conference, 2019
Sarah Herman is an extremely competent editor with a highly professional approach and creative flair. She’s resourceful and dependable and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Lucy York, Qu:id Publishing
I find Sarah to be incredibly efficient, with amazing attention to detail, and consistent in her delivery.
Sarah-Lee Palmer-Hogan, The Ingénue magazine
Sarah always does excellent work and finishes within our publishing deadlines, even when the window is very tight. As an online magazine we take submissions from international authors and the regional variations are no hurdle for Sarah.
David Jones, Kraxon Publishing
Having worked with Sarah across multiple projects and mediums, she’s now my go-to person for proofreading and a great writer too.
Jeremy Power Regimbal, Co.Lab