Editing

fountain pen, writing

Editing involves working closely with the text, to help you, the author, say what you want to say while never losing your ‘voice’. An editor won’t change your style, but can suggest ways to enhance your final product and make it clear, concise and readable.

I’ve edited books, papers, dissertations, biographies and autobiographies, as well as poetry, business information and websites.

You’ll find me in these directories:

CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading) 

PTC (The Publishing Training Centre)

ProCopywriters (the alliance of commercial writers)

Featured in / contributed to:

Contributed to: Why Editing Matters Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, 2020

Being Freelance: NEOTW Award number 9, 2019

ProCopywriters: member spotlight, 2018

The Perfectpreneur, 2018

Top five fiction editors in Scotland, 2016

Guest posts:

Bookmachine 2017

Bookmachine 2016

Bookmachine 2015

Bookmachine 2014

Client List:

Lily Publications (including: Isle of Man Government, Rushen Heritage Trust, many of the Island’s chefs to create three popular cookery books showcasing the Islands culinary expertise)

Ferry Publications (including: working closely with Cunard, Brittany Ferries, P&O, Irish Ferries, Northlink)

Sandstone Press

The Literary Consultancy

Whitefox

Bookmachine

Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

Dunnet Bay Distillers

Private businesses and authors

Examples of work:

Below is a very small, representative selection of books I’ve edited. Some old, some not so old.

All Round Guide to the Isle of Man
All Round Guide to the Isle of Man (edited): http://amzn.to/1UiFUKf
Britain's Treasured Island
Britain’s Treasured Island by Miles Cowsill (edited & co-authored): http://amzn.to/1TLRldK
The Island Kitchen
The Island Kitchen (edited & compiled): http://amzn.to/1TRKbdy
Ever More Speed: the autobiography of a TT racer
Ever More Speed by Ray Knight (edited): http://amzn.to/1UxwfCb
Forth Bridge: restoring an Icon
Forth Bridge: Restoring an Icon (edited): http://amzn.to/1Po3ngX
How to Dispose of Dead Elephants
How to Dispose of Dead Elephants by Andrew Gretes (proof-edited): http://amzn.to/1X12I7m
Irish Ferries: An Ambitious Voyage
Irish Ferries: An Ambitious Voyage (edited): http://amzn.to/1P8vg7r
A Doctors line
A Doctors line by Kenneth Calman (copy-edited): http://amzn.to/1UiGjfX
A Year in the Wildwood: Explore the Wildwood Tarot
A Year in the Wildwood: Explore the Wildwood Tarot (edited): http://amzn.to/1Uljs2X

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