Sue Smith

Editorial production manager/chief copy editor

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects credited in

About me

I'm a well-organised, adaptable and unflappable professional with bucketloads of experience in editorial production and sub-editing on a variety of publications and platforms. In my previous role as Production Hub Director for Time Inc UK, I took on a hugely challenging position at short notice and successfully brought together the production process for three very different brands with three separate editorial teams, ensuring it all ran smoothly, on deadline and on budget. I've proved to be an effective manager and a team player with strong communication skills who enjoys working collaboratively with colleagues and clients at all levels.

Skills

  • Sub-editing
  • Proofreading
  • Editorial Production
  • Media Law
  • Online Content
  • Online Editing
  • Copyediting
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Wordpress CMS
  • Microsoft Word

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Time Inc UK

    Time Inc UK

    • Design
  • Ann Summers

    Ann Summers

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • V

    Various

    • C

      Cosmopolitan UK

      Work history

      Currently

      Copy Editor

      Various

      Jun 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance copy editor, working across diverse publications and platforms, including Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter, John Lewis Gazette, Asda Good Living, Brides, and Bridgehead Media.

      2017

      Production Hub Director

      Time Inc UK

      Sep 2015 - Apr 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Working on NME, Look and Now. Successfully managed the fast-paced production cycle for three leading weekly brands in music, fashion and celebrity and oversaw editorial quality across the three titles, proofreading and checking copy was factually correct, legally sound and nailed each brand’s unique tone before sending and signing off all print pages and digital editions.

      2015

      Chief Sub-editor

      Time Inc UK

      Dec 2007 - Sep 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Working on Now magazine. Led a team of four sub-editors and managed the day-to-day production schedule across all platforms.

      2007

      Assistant Chief Sub-editor

      Time Inc UK

      Oct 2005 - Nov 2007
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Working on Now magazine.

      2005

      Sub-editor

      Various

      Apr 2003 - Sep 2005
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Working on various titles, including Q, Marie Claire, Red, Eve, More!, Star, and Pick Me Up.

      2003

      Deputy Chief Sub-editor

      Time Inc UK

      Jan 2002 - Mar 2003
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Working on Woman's Weekly magazine.

      2002

      Senior Sub-editor

      Time Inc UK

      Jul 1999 - Jan 2002
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Working on Woman's Weekly magazine.

      1999

      Sub-editor

      Various

      Aug 1997 - Jul 1999
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Working on various titles, including Select, Sky, TV Times, Zest, Mizz, That’s Life! and Best.

      1997

      Aug 1995 - Aug 1997
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      Education

      1994

      Pre-entry Certificate in Periodical Journalism

      London College of Printing

      Jul 1993 - Apr 1994
      • London, United Kingdom

      1993

      Jul 1990 - Apr 1993
      • London, United Kingdom
      • 2:1 in English.