CCE pic 2The Copy Editor was set up in 2010 by me, Camilla Cary-Elwes (née Doodson), in order to provide professional remote editing services to companies and individuals on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Over the past 18 years I’ve been chief sub-editor/production editor on a range of newsstand, customer and B2B magazines at BBC Worldwide (now Immediate Media) and Think Publishing. I’ve also worked as a freelance sub-editor for some of the UK’s biggest publishing companies, including Condé Nast, IPC Media, Northern & Shell and Redwood. Newsstand titles have included TOTP Magazine, Radio Times, OK!, Glamour, GQ, Lonely Planet Traveller and New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. B2B and customer magazines have spanned the genres, from BEER (CAMRA) to GIQ (Gaming Intelligence), Legal Strategy Review (CPA Global), RYA (Royal Yachting Association), Scouting (The Scout Association) and Boots Health & Beauty.

The Copy Editor specialises in editing copy to make it as clear, concise and accurate as possible. You might want someone to quickly check a press release for typos or you may need to regularly outsource the entire sub-editing process of your magazine. If deadlines are tight, I can help you turn your job around quickly and to the highest possible standard.

It’s simple. Send your Word document or InDesign file via email, WeTransfer or Dropbox. I edit the pages, then send them back. You pay by the hour, day or project, as is most appropriate, and only ever pay for the hours actually spent working on your project – never for my breaks or your delays. Fees are broadly in line with the minimum freelance rates suggested by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), of which I am an accredited Professional Member. If workload is heavy or you have additional requirements, I have a network of experienced writers, designers and editors on hand, ready to help out.

Highly commended, BSME Rising Star Awards 2015

Professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders