Gavin Jordan

Poetry Sub-Editor


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  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Knowledge of the History of Art and Culture
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Photoshop
  • Touch Type
  • Writing Editing Skills
  • Innovative Creative Problem Solving
  • Mac and PC Literate
  • Outlook Email
  • Communication
  • Understanding Complex Text

Work history


Poetry Sub-editor

Under the Fable

Feb 2016
  • A voluntary position covering: . Reading through submissions, and recommending to the editor which submissions to reject or publish. . Proofreading poems’ spelling, punctuation and grammar. . Editing poems’ syntax or particular words/phrases in the poem. . Providing comments to say why I have chosen to accept/reject a particular submission.


Private Academic Proofreader


Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
  • . Correcting essays’ spelling, punctuation and grammar. . Providing marginal comments in the essay to suggest ways to rephrase awkward wording, or to highlight content flaws (e.g. “This point needs expanding”; “These two points contradict each other”; etc.).



English Literature

University of Manchester

Aug 2012 - Jun 2015
  • Literature from 1500-present day.