Aimee Longos
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Aimee Longos

Editor and WriterPortsmouth, United Kingdom
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Aimee Longos

Editor and WriterPortsmouth, United Kingdom
About me
I'm an experienced editor and writer with a passion for discovering the latest trends in psychology, lifestyle and wellbeing. I also have a background in psychological therapy, so am especially interested to hear about non-fiction projects covering mental health and wellness. As an experienced commissioning editor, I like to get to know my authors to understand the stories they wish to tell, and figure out how I can best support them to achieve their vision. I work closely with authors to generate ideas, and to shape and nurture content, in order to produce fantastic and life-changing books. I provide structural editing, flat plans where necessary, editing in indesign files, as well as support post-publication in marketing and metadata. As a writer, I successfully produce high-quality and fresh content that is consistent in house style and tone, and that truly represents a client or company's ethos. I have a keen eye for emerging trends and showcasing content in dynamic and creative ways.
Projects
  • The Science of Sleep – Stop chasing a good night's sleep and let it find you
    The Science of Sleep – Stop chasing a good night's sleep and let it find youI worked as a freelance project editor on this title by author and sleep expert Heather Darwall-Smith. It was published by DK Life (part of Penguin Random House group) in June 2021. "The Science of Sleep provides in-depth answers to questions about sleep challenges and exposes myths and fads using science that is accessible to all. Armed with facts, this book equips readers to take control of their choices, understand and transform their sleep habits one night at a time."
  • Is Stress Putting My Health at Risk?
    Is Stress Putting My Health at Risk?I wrote a piece for Wellbeing Sisters for Stress Awareness Month explaining what stress is, its impact on health and wellbeing long term, and 7 stress-busting techniques to try.
  • Keeping your Wellbeing in Check this Christmas
    Keeping your Wellbeing in Check this ChristmasI wrote an article for Wellbeing Sisters in December 2020 all about prioritising emotional and mental health in the run up to the holiday season.
  • Top 10 Self-esteem Hacks
    Top 10 Self-esteem HacksI was commissioned to write an article for a new bookazine – Psychology & You – outlining some simple strategies for boosting self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Looking After Your Mental Health During Lockdown
    Looking After Your Mental Health During LockdownI was commissioned to write an article for Wellbeing Sisters – an online platform dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of every woman at every stage of womanhood – on how to look after your mental health during lockdown (in relation to the current global pandemic). I discuss the factors that can negatively impact on our mental health and cause us stress, worry, and anxiety, then cover strategies for coping with these.
  • Ayurveda: An ancient system of holistic health to bring balance and wellness to your life
    Ayurveda: An ancient system of holistic health to bring balance and wellness to your lifeThis book directly delivers practical Ayurvedic advice according to your specific needs. Sonja Shah-Williams has curated a collection of tried and tested Ayurvedic practices and remedies including foods, oils, yoga, and meditation, that you can apply to your need or situation – to aid sleep, increase energy, boost immunity, relieve digestive problems, improve relationships, and much more.
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Projects credited in
  • Root to Stem
    Root to StemRoot to Stem is a seasonal and holistic approach to health that puts plants, herbs and nature at the heart of how we live and eat. It is a new kind of guide that links individual health to our communities and the planet's health to sustain us all. This perfect companion to the seasons, this book will show you how to take greater control over your own health and well-being, treat everyday ailments, and ensure the sustainability of the planet through discovering how to forage, grow, or shop for p
Work history
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    Consulting EditorWellbeing Sisters
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Consulting editor, written content creator, and copy editor for an online platform dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of every woman at every stage of womanhood. • Substantiative editing print and digital (website based) content, including product information sheets, recipes and long-form articles. • Creative copywriting, copy editing and proofreading. • Written content creation – website content and features. • Commissioning contributor pieces and editing articles for website blog. • Liaising with expert contributors for website content. • General research and scientific research.
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    Freelance Editor and WriterFreelance
    Portsmouth, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance editor, project editor and writer for non-fiction health, psychology, lifestyle and wellbeing titles and content: • Editing books from experts and writers across a broad range of lifestyle, health, science, psychological and wellbeing fields. • Project managing all editorial, creative and budget aspects on titles from commissioning stages through to publication. • Full rewrites and ghostwriting; structural editing and copy editing. • Commissioning illustrators, artists and designers for projects. • Picture research and permission clearing. • Trend-led project research and writing. • Writing project proposals and pitches for submission to agents and publishers.
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Skills
  • Editing Copy
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Editiorial
  • Editorial Publishing
  • Editorial Direction
  • Editorial Content
  • Assistant Editor
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Copyediting
Education
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    (BA hons) Psychology and PhilosophyDurham University
    Durham, United Kingdom
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    MSc Forensic PsychologyManchester Metropolitan Universirty
     - Manchester, United Kingdom