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Editing
I have 29 years'  experience in publishing. My skills include editing, subediting, proofreading, fact-checking, indexing, writing non-fiction articles and children’s books, web content editing, excellent spelling, photo research and commissioning artists and photographers.
  I can edit UK English, US English, NZ/Australian English, Canadian English and elementary Spanish. I have experience in APA, Chicago, Harvard and Vancouver styles.
  I have a keen eye for consistency in style and design. 
  I am proficient in Word, Excel and InDesign.

Previous positions:
* Subeditor at Little Treasures parenting magazine
PQ Blackwell - editorial & publishing associate
• Weldon Owen Education - children's educational books
• Next Music magazine - music technology
• Scholastic New Zealand - children's fiction and non-fiction trade books
• Trends Publishing - design and architecture
• RTR Countdown magazine -  music, fashion, teenage culture

Freelance contracts:
* Mary Egan Publishing
* Fairfax Media (Australian metro newspapers)
* Bauer Media (NZ Women's Weekly)
* Tangible Media (Living Well, Dish, Good, Idealog)
* Cambridge University Press - high school textbooks
* Pearson Education - children's educational books
NZ Listener magazine - current affairs, also writing TV film reviews
AGM Publishing - architecture and design magazines (Urbis, ProDesign, Houses, Landscape Architecture, Interior)
* Fashion Museum - illustrated book on Black in NZ fashion, sports, film and sociology
New Holland Publishers -  eco non-fiction and cookbooks
Pindar NZ - academic texts
• World magazine - luxury travel, fashion, cuisine and motoring
Oratia Media - motivational and non-fiction publications
StopPress.co.nz – NZ Marketing magazine's news website and digital newsletter
• Scholastic Pan Canadian - interactive children's science series
• New Idea and NZ Weddings magazines - women's interest
Kidz4mation - personal development for children
• Elance - children's books, academic texts 
• Waitakere City Council - artist touring proposal
• Rip It Up magazine - music
• Rodney Times, The Coaster - community newspapers
• Australian House & Garden magazine - lifestyle
• Jasons Travel - travel guides
• NZ Spirit Aotearoa magazine - well-being and natural therapies
• trip.co.nz - teenage culture
• Monitor magazine - restaurant reviews


Subeditor, 2014-15 - Australian metro newspapers

Proofreader, 2015 - Living Well

Subeditor, 2011-12 - Little Treasures

Project editor - New Zealand Fashion Museum publications

Launch Editor, 2009 - StopPress.co.nz

Proofreader, 2010-11 - Urbis, Interior, ProDesign

Subeditor, 2008-11 - NZ Listener. Click here for examples.

Editor - 2007 Association of Educational Publishers (USA) Distinguished Achievement Award for Scholastic Brain Bank series GK-5 (edited 18 science and social studies titles)

Editor - 2000 NZ Book of the Year Award, Spectrum Print Design Award Best Use of Illustration

Editor - 2000 NZ Best Junior Fiction and Best First Book Awards

Project Manager - Peter Sauerbier exhibition touring proposal 2009. Click here to look inside.

Editor, 1996-8 - Singapore Home Design Trends

Editor, 2001 - Next Music, Australia

Assistant Editor/Fashion Editor, 1988-2003 - RTR Countdown

Editor, 2005-8 - Scholastic Shockwave series (science and social studies

Editor, 2005-8 - Scholastic True Books series (Countries, Continents, Space, Ancient Civilisations, Human Body, Food & Nutrition)

Proofreader/Writer, 2008-present - World. For examples click here.

Some of the titles edited at PQ Blackwell in 2010-11:

Editor - 2001 NZ Best Picture Book and Children's Choice Awards

Editor - 2001 NZ Honour Award

Subeditor – Eco-Rangers Save the Planet 

Proofreader

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