Freelance profile

Lucy Ridout

Editor and copy-editor of fiction and travel titles. * Author of guidebooks about Thailand, Indonesia and Southeast Asia for Rough Guides. * Experienced advisor to and editor of novice and self-publishing authors. * Expert in rewriting non-native speakers' text into fluent English. * Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. * Major clients include Allen & Unwin, Atlantic Books, Corvus, Faber, Head of Zeus, Rough Guides, Trailblazer Guides and Trapeze.

Contact details:

Region/nation: London
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.lucyridout.co.uk
Also find me on: LinkedIn

Skills:

See suggested rates:

Book editorRates: Print media - editing/producing books
Subeditor or editorRates: Sub-editing
Book writerRates: Print media - writing books
Electronic publishingRates: Online/editing
from the Freelance Fees Guide.

Subjects:

  • Travel/tourism
  • Arts/entertainment
  • Current affairs
  • Environment and conservation
  • Foreign affairs and overseas
  • Charity/voluntary sector
  • Offbeat
  • Women's issues
  • Media
  • Social Sciences

Major clients:

  • Head of Zeus
  • Atlantic Books
  • Corvus
  • Allen & Unwin
  • Faber

Profile last updated: 2018-01-16 11:45:52


Extra information:

Do you need a professional editor to look at your manuscript?

As a freelance book editor and copy-editor with 25 years' experience, I will provide thoughtful comment and constructive criticism on your manuscript, whatever stage it's at.

Where appropriate, I will advise on structural improvements and help you to shape your thoughts and rewrite the tricky sections. I will also tidy up the spelling, grammar and punctuation.

I have edited fiction and travel titles for many major publishers, including Allen & Unwin, Atlantic Books, Cornerstone Random House, Corvus, Faber, Guardian Books, Head of Zeus, Rough Guides, Trailblazer Guides and Trapeze.

I have also helped many fledgling and self-publishing authors. I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).

In addition, I am a published author myself, having written several guidebooks about Thailand, Indonesia and Southeast Asia for Rough Guides. I therefore know from experience how important it is to have an editor who is both sympathetic and alert.
 
See www.lucyridout.co.uk for more info.