EDITORIAL sERvices

FOR PUBLISHERS

Why work with me?

Dependable

You need an experienced editor you can rely on. I have over 14 years’ editorial experience, 10 of them in busy in-house roles. I am well-versed in industry standards and will always deliver on time and within budget.

Flexible

You have a project on a tight turnaround, running late or that is taking more work than expected. I keep my schedule flexible so that I can accommodate unforeseen changes and fit in last-minute jobs.

Valuable

You want to produce books of the highest standard. I care about curating quality content and will go the extra mile. I will always stay on brief, but I will also draw on my wealth of experience to add value to your project.

MY SERVICES

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Project management

Having worked in-house as a project editor and managing editor, as well as managing projects on a freelance basis, I understand the demands and challenges of project editing from both sides. I’ve project-edited everything from complex non-fiction books with high visual content to lengthy novel series.

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What I can offer:

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A project management service tailored to your needs.

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Detailed timesheet tracking to ensure the project is delivered on time and within budget.

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I have Adobe Creative Cloud and I’m experienced in using InDesign to make text and basic layout amends.

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Developmental editing

I have a wealth of experience in working closely with authors to restructure their manuscripts and develop their first drafts. I work with sensitivity and diplomacy and have a flair for pinpointing the best structural approach to work for the content.

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What I can offer:

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A confident, nurturing editing style that gets the best out of authors.

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I can provide guidance at the pre-manuscript stage to develop concepts and content summaries.

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Copy-editing

I hold a Copy-Editing Skills qualification (The Publishing Training Centre) and I have 14 solid years’ copy-editing experience. I have worked on many novel series to ensure consistency of style.

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What I can offer:

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I am confident working with UK English, US English and mid-Atlantic style.

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I can regionalise text from UK to US English and vice versa.

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Proofreading

I have proofread hundreds of books for top publishers including Titan Books, Simon & Schuster, Octopus (Hachette) and Black Library (Games Workshop).

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What I can offer:

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A PDF mark-up with BSI proofreading stamps.

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A quick turnaround.

what my PUBLISHING clients say about me

“I’ve been working with Lucy for many years and consider her to be a very safe pair of hands on even our most complex and challenging projects. Lucy is flexible enough to take on anything from very involved project management to smaller jobs such as proofreads, and brings the same professionalism, organizational flair and attention to detail, whatever the scale of the job.”

Jacqui Sayers, Managing Editor, Bright Press (Quarto Publishing Group)

“I hired Lucy as a freelancer on a number of fiction titles and have been greatly impressed by her work. She is punctual, accurate and thorough, and I have no hesitation in recommending her as a quality freelance editor.”

Lizzie Bennett, Managing Editor, Titan Books

“Lucy is one of our most trusted and reliable freelancers, and is always a delight to work with. Whether it’s structurally editing, copy-editing or proofreading, we know that any job is in safe hands with Lucy. She is always diligent, meticulous and thorough, has a strong eye for detail, and adds great value to any project she works on, and all with a friendly and helpful attitude. I would have no hesitation whatsoever recommending Lucy for your freelance needs.”

Debbie Chapman, Senior Editor, Summersdale (Octopus)

“I've been very happy with Lucy's work as a freelance proofreader for us at Black Library – she is very thorough, quickly adapting to our house style and providing clear, to-the-point feedback with the required depth and range in all pieces of work to date. Manuscripts have always been returned within the agreed deadlines and she is always professional and pleasant to work with.”

Amy J. Baker, Editor, Black Library (Games Workshop)

“It’s wonderful to work with Lucy – she’s a thorough, conscientious copy-editor and I know that every time I work with her, our book is in safe hands.”

Charlotte Ledger, Editorial Director, One More Chapter/Harper Fiction (HarperCollins)

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