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Welcome to the website of
Nik Prowse
Editorial Services

If you have an academic, technical or educational product that needs editing, or draft text that needs guiding through to publication, then you need me. By hiring me you will have chosen a well-rounded publishing professional, a creative and diplomatic problem-solver with a client-focused approach. I am friendly, responsive, have very keen attention to detail and am able to work to tight deadlines. I am based in the cathedral city of Durham, England.

Currently I manage a small portfolio of medical journals and I am also working on various large books as project manager. I can undertake copy-editing work in the fields of biology and medicine, schools science, popular music and beyond. Do get in touch!

I am well placed for development editing, copy-editing and project management of schools textbooks including GCSE and A level. My experience extends to primary maths and science too. Contact me for details of how I can help.

Earlier this year I attended a Publishing Training Centre workshop on project management tools for editorial professionals. I subsequently wrote about my favourite PM tools in Editing Matters magazine.

In November I attended an SfEP professional development day on educational publishing. Speakers covered topics such as assessing a curriculum and how its content relates to the teaching materials that are created, the contrasts and similarities between traditional print publishing and digital products, and how freelances can engage better with packagers, by whom an increasing amount of work is being offered. It was a very valuable day and will help me approach this aspect of my work with renewed focus.

Recently the Publishing Training Centre published an e-learning module that I have written, entitled 'A Copy-Editor's Guide to Working with Authors'.

You can download my CV here.

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, meaning that I have demonstrated a high level of competence and substantial experience in my field.

I'm on Twitter and I am a member of the LinkedIn professional network.

My services in brief

I can provide

I work on many sorts of publication, aimed at all levels of readership:

  • books for academic, professional and trade markets
  • websites and online textbooks (editing using your content management system)
  • journals and periodicals
  • school textbooks
  • leaflets, pamphlets and newsletters

Specialist areas for copy-editing include

  • biology and the life sciences
  • health sciences
  • medicine
  • geography
  • climate change
  • rock music
"Thank you so very much for all of your genuine interest in us as editors and in the quality of this project, for your attention to detail and your calm, problem-solving approach. You have been exceptionally good to work with and I am most grateful to you."
Professor John Whitworth, an editor of Textbook of Endodontology, 3rd edition, Wiley, 2018

Find out more about what a copy-editor does and the services that I provide by clicking the links at the top of the page.

All text © Nik Prowse 2018

Page last updated November 2018