Karin Fancett Work

(Freelance Editor and Proofreader)

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Testimonials ...

Many thanks for your forbearance, and practical suggestions. I agree with just about everything. If only all editors were like your good self.

(email from John Williams,
translator of Deep Sea Odyssey)

The artwork reference you supplied is very comprehensive – we are most impressed at the amount of work you've put into it. Thank you!

(email from Linda Staniford, Managing Editor, Macmillan Publishers Limited)

... and some titles

Editorial and proofreading services offered

Types of work that I do

Subjects in which I have particular expertise

Types of client I have worked with

Types of work that I do

I can offer copy-editing (including editing of non-native English), proofreading (both on paper and on screen), content editing, rewriting and restructuring on the following types of publications:

  • books (anything non-fiction from ‘popular’ to highly academic)
  • brochures and pamphlets
  • company literature
  • directories/yearbooks
  • educational (textbooks and children’s information books)
  • encyclopaedias
  • flyers
  • journal and magazine articles
  • leaflets
  • newsletters
  • press releases and publicity materials
  • reports (scientific, governmental, annual, project, etc.)
  • websites and blogs

I can also, if requested, do a limited amount of project management, writing from drafts, technical writing, abstracting or summarising, fact checking, research, picture research and basic formatting/document layout within Word.

Subjects in which I have particular expertise

  • agriculture and farming
  • alternative and renewable energy (in particular wind power)
  • biology
  • botany
  • conservation
  • countryside
  • earth sciences
  • environment
  • fossils/palaeontology
  • gardening and horticulture
  • geology
  • history of science (particularly history of natural history)
  • landscape and land use
  • marine sciences
  • natural history
  • nature
  • oceanography
  • planning (environmental)
  • rural studies
  • sedimentology
  • stratigraphy
  • sustainability
  • travel/tourism/leisure
  • trees, woodlands and forestry
  • wildlife


Types of clients I have worked with (see also Clients page)

  • academic publishers
  • businesses
  • charities
  • commercial organisations
  • educational and textbook publishers
  • government agencies
  • individual authors
  • international agencies and organisations
  • journal publishers
  • local authorities
  • magazine publishers
  • museums
  • national government departments
  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • ‘packaging’ organisations
  • public bodies
  • publishers for children
  • small, specialist publishers
  • trade publishers
  • translation agencies
  • travel publishers
  • universities and colleges
  • wildlife trusts

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