Sydney Diack

Copy-Editor

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Administration
  • Illustration
  • Research
  • Excel
  • Word
  • Copyediting
  • Image Research
  • Proofreading and Copy Editing
  • Translation Editing
  • Photography
  • Languages

Work history

Currently

Copy-editor

Self-employed

Nov 2014
  • creation of unofficial editing service for students • Advice regarding structure and organization of essays as well as syntax and grammar • Corrected essays ranging from drama to law • Meetings in person or correction via email • Provided advice and help with creative projects (photography, theatre, short stories)

2016

Proofreader & Copy-editor

Spitalfields Life Books

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Proofread Julian Woodford’s upcoming text The Boss of Bethnal Green, published by Spitalfields Life Books • Provided complete copy-editing to a sizeable historical narrative • Worked comfortably at short notice and within deadlines • Maintained constant communication with the author and editors, working efficiently around changes to the text

2015

Proofreader & Copy-editor

Spitalfields Life Books

Mar 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Proofread three publications for Spitalfields Life Books • Titles include Colin O’Brien’s London Life as well as two books from The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life Books, Baddeley Brothers and Cries of London • Provided corrections to texts written in a variety of different styles, from colloquial interviews to historical accounts • Provided thorough corrections at short notice and worked well within deadlines

2015

Proofreader & Copy-editor

Redstone Press

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
  • Copy Editor for Redstone Press’ forthcoming book The Blind Photographer, edited by Julian Rothenstein • Carried out complete proofread of texts from a variety of authors • Carried out complete overview and correction of layout, page numbers, publishers’ information • Translated an excerpt by photographer and philosopher Evgen Bavcar from French to English

2015

Proofreader & Copy-editor

CB Editions

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
  • Proofread Paulette Jonguitud’s novella Mildew (CB Editions, 2015) • Provided corrections in language, grammar and syntax to a novella self-translated from Spanish by the author while remaining attentive and consistent with regards to her style

Education

2016

English and Comparative Literature

Goldsmiths University of London

Aug 2013 - May 2016
  • English and Comparative Literature

2012

International Baccalaureate

Ecole Internationale de Geneve, LA Grande Boissiere

Aug 1997 - May 2012