What I did
I’m a multi-skilled publishing professional. Between 2005 and 2018 I 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 used 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.
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 were Sunrise Setting and Girls Gone By. Please see my LinkedIn profile as well.
A few editorial projects
I edited some of these 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.
Some books I’ve typeset
I was an Advanced member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders from 2007 to 2017, when I decided to focus all my attention on my software career. This means that in the view of the Society’s Admissions Panel I demonstrated a ‘high degree of competence and substantial experience’.
Training for publishing
|2003||SfEP||Introduction to proofreading|
|2004||PTC||Basic proofreading by distance learning: obtained a Distinction|
|2004||SfEP||Working for non-publishers|
|2006||SfEP||On-screen editing 1|
|2009||Society of Indexers||Introduction to indexing|