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SWEET, ROD

Freelance Editor / Proofreader

Award-winning editor, journalist, writer. I edit and ghost-write books, magazines, reports, blogs and articles. Recent clients span architecture, oil & gas, management consulting, construction, high-tech and economic development. Organisations from around the world use me to create high-impact content campaigns that demonstrate thought leadership in mature, crowded B2B markets. I have 25 years experience in professional and business press and newspapers.

Key Skill:Editor / Proofreader Experience:Senior

Other Skills:Journalist (Senior), Current Affairs (Senior), Feature Writing (Senior), Business / Corporate (Senior), Engineering (Senior), Foreign Affairs (Junior), Information Technology (MiddleWeight), Investigative (Senior), Politics (MiddleWeight), Property (Senior), Copywriter (Senior), Business / Commercial (Senior), Lifestyle (Senior), Technology (Senior), Editor / Proofreader (Senior), Business / Commercial (Senior), Technical (Senior)

URL: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rod-sweet/20/b38/545        

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My CV
Education, project history, skills
Tips for great business writing
My blog on how to create powerful content that engages customers and media. Contains advice for PRs
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Happy customers
You know what they say about the proof of the pudding. Click here for the latest endorsements from satisfied clients.
SSH: The first 50 years
Company history: project editing, ghost-writing
Tracing the history of one of Kuwait's top architecture, engineering and planning firms from its inception in 1961 to the present.
Published: 2013

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Journal editing
I currently edit Global Construction Review, an online professional journal for the Chartered Institute of Building. Highly commended by the International Building Press Association, it is read by senior professionals in over 80 countries. I launched the magazine in 2006. I have also edited monthly and weekly magazines about IT and local government and before entering the corporate and trade press I was a regional newspaper editor in Canada.
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Features
A specialty: boldly conceived, meticulously researched and engagingly written. Recently I have written international reports on Libya as an emerging market, China's evolving construction industry and illegal evictions in Vietnam. My range includes attention-grabbers, such as mafia infiltration of the New York construction scene, as well as technical or specialist articles on anything from wealth management and local government to insurance and building regulations. Deadlines and quality are guaranteed.
Books & projects
As well as a current ghostwriting project, I recently edited "Building Modern China", published June 2009 by the Chartered Institute of Building. It provides a unique perspective on China's urban explosion through in-depth interviews with the officials, entrepreneurs and academics who made it happen. As project editor of this quality, 110-page coffee-table book, my job was to conduct interviews, commission Chinese-speaking writers and photographers, and oversee concept development, design, proofing and production.
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Creative
Having plenty to say but not knowing where to start is a common frustration. But it needn't be. I can assist with all types of content generation, from factual reports and press packs to marketing literature and web copy. Clients can be assured of whatever effect they're looking for. Sometimes you need that extra flair. My illustrated novella, ''Instructions for the Apocalypse'', appeared August 2009 from Mark Batty Publisher of New York. I have also ghost-written sketches, columns, opinion pieces and book prefaces.
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