Freelance Editor / Proofreader
Are you a specialist who wants to write for a non-specialist audience? I can help you to communicate your ideas with clarity and passion and so enlarge your potential audience.
I'm a writer and editor with a proven track record of communicating specialist, often technical topics to a general readership. I've published three successful popular books on economics, social science and history with top traditional publishers. (You can find out more about my writing at niallkishtainy.com.)
I've acted as an editorial consultant and manuscript assessor for Cambridge University Press, Dorling Kindersley and Phaidon Press, with a focus on making non-fiction writing accessible to a general readership. I've also worked as a journalist and written and edited reports for the Economist Intelligence Unit, the United Nations, the World Bank and for various governments.
I earned a PhD in economics and spent a decade teaching in major British universities while pursuing a parallel career as a writer. This has deepened my understanding of the task of making specialist and academic ideas appealing to the broadest of audiences.
I can provide manuscript evaluation, development editing and line editing: advice about overall structure as well as the nitty gritty of turning tricky ideas into crisp sentences. I cover all kinds of non-fiction writing, whether articles, reports or books.
I'll do a free initial assessment on the basis of a short sample of your writing and having talked to you about your overall aims. We'll then decide together how best I can help you.
Key Skill:Editor / Proofreader Experience:Junior
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