Sarah Woodall

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CV – publishing

What I do

I’m a multi-skilled publishing professional. Since 2005 I’ve worked on hundreds of projects for publishers. As well as copy-editing and proofreading all kinds of material—everything from advanced computer science textbooks and research papers in mathematics to children’s novels—I use my skills with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop to typeset illustrated books. I’ve designed several full-colour book covers. In 2007 I also wrote a book myself.

My clients

A lot of publishing jobs are one-offs, of course, but some relationships with clients go on for years and years. Among my most faithful are Sunrise Setting and Girls Gone By (I even appear on the latter’s ‘meet the team’ page). Please see my LinkedIn profile as well.

A few recent editorial projects

Some of these were edited in Microsoft Word (or OpenOffice), and for some I used LaTeX. I’m happy working in either. Some were written in British and some in American English—again, I can do both.

Culture And Politics: A Comparative Approach
Alan Turing and His Contemporaries: Building the World's First Computers
Understanding Microelectronics: A Top-Down Approach
A Pragmatic Guide to Business Process Modelling
Introduction to Computer Music
Business Analysis
Near-capacity Multi-functional MIMO Systems: Sphere-packing, Iterative Detection and Cooperation: Near-capacity Sphere-packing, Multi-functional MIMOs ... Space-time Processing
Near-Capacity Variable-Length Coding: Regular and EXIT-Chart-Aided Irregular Designs
Multimedia Services in Wireless Internet: Modeling and Analysis
Business Analysis Techniques: 72 Essential Tools For Success
Vehicular Networking: Automotive Applications and Beyond
Master the Moment: Fifty Ceos Teach You the Secrets of Time Management
An Introduction to MultiAgent Systems
Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere

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Some books I’ve typeset


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Professional membershipSfEP logo

I’ve been an Advanced member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders since 2007. This means that in the view of the Society’s Admissions Panel I demonstrate a ‘high degree of competence and substantial experience’.

Training for publishing

These are the courses I’ve taken:
year provider course
2003 SfEP Introduction to proofreading
2004 PTC Basic proofreading by distance learning: obtained a Distinction
2004 SfEP Proofreading problems
2004 SfEP Working for non-publishers
2005 SfEP Mentoring scheme
2006 SfEP On-screen editing 1
2008 SfEP Professional copy-editing
2009 Society of Indexers Introduction to indexing

Education

1977–1981: Girton College, Cambridge