The Red Planet: A Natural History of Mars

Another proofread of mine. A well-written and edited book with excellent reviews in the press. Available from all good bookshops including Amazon. (Usual disclaimer: I’m an affiliate so will earn income if you click the link and end up buying anything, but please support your local independent book shop if you can.)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Universe

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Universe: And our place within it was a proofread of mine. I was originally approached to copy edit this manuscript, but we couldn’t make our schedules fit.

This was a joy to work on, and unsurprisingly it has 22 reviews giving it 4.7 stars on Amazon. (Usual disclaimer: I’m an affiliate so will earn income if you click the link and end up buying anything, but please support your local independent book shop if you can.)

Stars

Stars: a Practical Guide to the Key Constellations was a lovely ‘proofreading’ project. I’m using scare quotes as typically proofreading involves my having to do little to no briefing of the graphics artist. When I was brought on to the project, although the text of the accompanying book was in the final form, the images and pin-hole pricked cards were still very much a work-in-progress. I always worry with projects like these as there is no one coming behind me to correct the artist if s/he has misunderstood my instructions. I try to be as explicit as possible, but we are all just human and fallible.

It does have an overall five-star review on Amazon, though. Phew!

Please be aware, I am an affiliate so if you buy it or anything else I will receive a payment – of a couple of pennies. However, Stars is available from all fine purveyors of books, including WH Smith.