Miss Sarah Lustig

Membership Grade
Professional Member

About Sarah

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I am a professional editor with experience of commissioning, project management and editing. I provide high quality and affordable services in a friendly manner. I am a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, with over ten years' experience in the publishing industry. I work mainly with educational and non-fiction texts, but I will also consider other areas.

I'm also the author of Mystery in the Palace of Westminster – a middle grade mystery novel, which has been an Amazon bestseller. I'm now extending my service offering to authors of children's books.


  • Commissioning and project management
  • Devepment editing
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading


Freelance since 2014; Editor at Pearson Education 2010–2013; Editor at Athena Press Ltd 2008–2010


  • Editing Digital Content – CIEP, June 2021
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers – QA, May 2013
  • Digital Editing – Publishing Training Centre, September 2012
  • Permissions – Internal (Pearson), June 2011
  • Editorial Management – Internal (Pearson), April 2011
  • Managing Digital Products – Publishing Training Centre, October 2010

Recent clients

Just Content Ltd, Pearson Education, Oriel Square, The Open University, Macmillan Education, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Hodder Education, Raintree, Octopus, Priddy Books


Humanities and social sciences: English literature, literacy, history, classics (not including Latin or Greek), psychology, politics, citizenship, international relations, geography, religious studies, business studies, economics and accounting

Fiction: children's books in any genre

Interests: ballet, gardening and theatre


​As the person who heads up our publishing to support Pearson Edexcel's International GCSEs and International A Levels, I've commissioned Sarah to work on a number of projects at both levels over a number of years. As a freelance commissioning editor, Sarah is exactly what you want: she can write her own brief; she's a safe pair of hands in which to leave a project; she builds great relationships with authors and suppliers; she's able to deal with almost any issue or problem that will come up; she keeps things on track; and you can trust that when the project publishes, it'll meet the highest quality standards. Furthermore, she's just a really great person, and always a pleasure to work with. I'd have no hesitation in recommending her wholeheartedly.

Ben Greshon, Senior Publisher, Pearson Education

I have worked with Sarah for many years: first as colleagues at Pearson; then, in recent years, in a freelance capacity. Sarah has a deep understanding of the publishing process from commissioning through to production. Be it editing, author commissioning or project management, Sarah always handles her work competently and professionally. She listens well, asks all the right questions and can always be relied upon to make a sound judgement. An excellent communicator and team-player, Sarah works well with internal and external project stakeholders. I would definitely recommend Sarah's publishing services!

Sze Kiu Yeung, Freelance Publishing Professional

It’s so wonderful being able to work with you again, especially as I know I could trust you implicitly with the edit – and as always, you haven’t disappointed and you’ve delivered far more than asked for – so thank you so, so much!

The sponsor [...] was also really grateful for the extra work you put in to add glossary terms and definitions. They said, 'Please thank Sarah for her diligence and professionalism. She did a great job.'

Jeanette Hewitt, Project Manager, The Open University

Disclaimer note

The CIEP Directory of Editorial Services should be considered a point of first contact and prospective clients must satisfy themselves that members are capable of the work on offer. The Institute cannot be held responsible for the quality of work provided by any member listed in the directory. The members themselves are responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of their entries in the Directory and the CIEP has not made any attempt to vet them. The institute cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the Directory. Inclusion in the Directory as a freelance does not necessarily mean that the member is self-employed as defined by HM Revenue and Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions.


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