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BOOK PUBLISHING CV
 
 
 
 
EDITORIAL / PRODUCTION
 
After 13 years in-house publishing illustrated books,
I became a freelance editor and publishing consultant in 2003.
 
Copy-editing and proofreading – I work on screen, using Word, Quark or InDesign (hardcopy checks before final delivery)
• Picture research – alongside an in-depth knowledge of many collections, I am very used to tracking permissions and negotiating fees
• Commissioning – drawing on a wide range of expert contacts, I source authors, editors, designers, translators, indexers, illustrators and photographers. I also enjoy providing script development services for authors and publishers
• Project management – alongside editorial and image-related tasks, this includes budget control, scheduling, flatplan development and team liaison
• Production – since 2006 I have extended my skills to include book production, through a mixture of training and hands-on experience. I offer production services such as colour proof correction and liaising with repro houses, printers etc.
• Scanning – I am fully equipped to convert printed texts to Word documents (by OCR), and to scan images at low or high resolutions
 
 
SELECTED FREELANCE ROLES
 
Editor (books published 2008–2011)
Open-Space Learning (drama workshops as a teaching resource across disciplines) – Bloomsbury Academic
Isabel Clara Eugenia: Female Sovereignty in the Courts of Madrid and Brussels (multi-author academic survey) - Paul Holberton Publishing
Robert Lepage (part of the Performance Practitioners series) – Routledge
Cyril Power Linocuts: A Complete Catalogue (accessible art survey) – Lund Humphries
Stephen Jones: An Anthology of Hats (funky fashion title) – V&A Publications
Wyndham Lewis Portraits (gallery exhibition catalogue) – National Portrait Gallery
 
Proofreader (books published 2009–2011)
Gaga (illustrated biography of Lady Gaga) – Essential Works for Sterling Publishing
Drawing Life by Javier Mariscal (monograph on Spanish illustrator) – Phaidon Press
 
Commissioning Editor (books published 2006–2011)
Lund Humphries: Tasks include script development with authors prior to final delivery; assembling proposals (complete with costs); research trips to potential key markets
Cassell Illustrated: Responsible for the first two volumes – Draw Like Da Vinci and Paint Like Monet – of a new practical art series. The biggest challenge was finding skilled author/artists, but the job also included managing designers, compiling flatplans, structuring and editing the texts, sourcing images and negotiating costs.
 
Project Manager / Editor / Picture Researcher (books published 2006–2007)
Constable & Robinson: Hired to oversee two key titles – Renaissance Popes and Stonehenge – aimed at the general market. Both titles needed careful management and meticulous editing, as well as imaginative (and very cost-effective) picture research.
 
Consultant / Project Manager / Editor (books published 2004–2006) 
Leighton House Museum: To enable a small museum to publish multi-author exhibition books I provided a full consultancy service, from setting up editorial and production methods to advising on ISBNs and barcodes. I continue to provide editorial support when required.
 
Picture Researcher (short-term projects in 2009 and 2011) 
• British Museum Press: Employed on a freelance basis to provide in-house picture research for the publishing team.
 
WRITING
 
I am also a published author:
English Eccentric Interiors (WileyAcademy, 2006)
Picasso: Guernica (Scala Publishers, 2003)
Ancient Egypt and the Afterlife (Scala Publishers, 2002)
 

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