BRIDGET NEALE

Mytholmroyd, England, United Kingdom

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WRITER, EDITOR, PROOFREADER, TYPESETTER

I began my career as a writer and editor in 2008, after passing my MA in Publishing Studies with a distinction. Since then I have worked consistently in publishing in a variety of contexts. These include academic, non-fiction and creative books, commercial magazines, business-to-business digital marketing materials, and a variety of journals covering subjects such as poetry, law and agriculture. My passion for language and research enables me to adapt comfortably to most subject areas. I also have experience editing English from UK, US and non-native writers. Prior to 2008, I spent ten years working in film and television, having qualified with a BA (Hons) in English Language.

My most recent long-term contract was as the Commissioning Editor of an international craft magazine, which I worked on until August, 2015. Since then, I have been involved in editing a number of projects, including an aspiration business guide, military autobiographies and various IT books written by non-native writers of English. Notwithstanding, my field of experience has been broad and diverse across fiction and non-fiction, commercial and academic texts, I have extensive experience of the production process, and I have considerable commissioning, writing, copy-editing, proofreading and typesetting experience. I'm adept at InDesign and can use Adobe's Creative Suite.

My communication and leadership skills as the senior manager of a team are excellent and have been honed both in the publishing and film industries.

Iā€™m highly motivated and proficient at working under pressure and to deadlines, and, in fact, managed to simultaneously produce 13 regular issues and three 136-page sell-out bookazines during the second year of my term as Popular Patchwork Editor.

My editorial career has exclusively been working remotely from my office in Yorkshire, and I have found this to be the most constructive way to work and manage my time.

$40 / Hour
$50 minimum budget