Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)
Diploma in Book and Periodical Publishing, Napier College of Commerce and Technology, now Edinburgh Napier University (three-year vocational course covering all aspects of publishing, editing and printing, 1983–86)
Training and professional development
In-house training, 1986–98, 2018; Practical mark-up of PDFs, SfEP, 2017; Editing on screen, SfEP, 1999; Going freelance and staying there, SfEP, 1998; Diploma in Book and Periodical Publishing, Napier College of Commerce and Technology, 1986.
I have 12 years’ in-house editorial experience (Editorial Research Assistant at WWF-UK, Assistant Editor at both HarperCollins Publishers and the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, and Publishing Assistant at Heterodox Publishing). Since 1998 I have been working as a freelance editor and proofreader, mainly for academic publishers, but also private and public companies, charities, researchers and independent authors. Recently I have also been working for industry, proofreading commercial food labels.
Academic editing, business editing, copy-editing, non-fiction editing, proofreading, and science editing.
Books (including multi-author works), yearbooks, directories, journals, newsletters, company brochures/annual reports/publicity material, and commercial food labelling.
Defence/security, history/politics, social science, mathematics, physics, conservation and environment, and general non-fiction (cookery, gardening, sport).
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Palgrave Macmillan, Research Matters Ltd, Routledge, Springer-Verlag London Ltd, University Limerick and WWF-UK.
Examples of work undertaken
War Site Discoveries of Vietnam, Virginia Morris with Clive A. Hills (The Gioi Publishers, 2022); Nordic-Baltic Connectivity with Asia via the Arctic: Assessing Opportunities and Risks (IDCS, 2021); Children’s Services Regulation Annual Review (Research Matters Ltd, 2019); Ho Chi Minh’s Blueprint for Revolution, In the Words of Vietnamese Strategists and Operatives, Virginia Morris with Clive A. Hills (McFarland & Company Inc, 2018); National Prevalence Study, Greentown Project (Limerick University, 2017); Conducting Terrorism Field Research, Adam Dolnik (ed) (Routledge, 2013); Terrorists and Terrorism in the Contemporary World, David J. Whittaker (Routledge, 2004); The Good Curry Guide (Curry Club UK, 2004); The Truth Will Set Us Free: Armenians and Turks Reconciled, George Jerjian (2003); A Post Keynesian Perspective on 21st Century Economic Problems, Davidson (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2002); Turing’s Connectionism, Christof Teuscher (Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2002); The Uniqueness of our Faith (CWR, 2002) Europe, China and the Two SARs, Miguel Santos Neves & Brian Bridges (eds) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000); and Sustainability Training Pack for Local Authority Officers (WWF-UK Education, 1999).