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Mairi Sutherland

A freelance editor/proofreader, experienced in managing the editorial process from manuscript through to publication. I work on a wide range of publications: schoolbooks (mainly primary/secondary mathematics); academic books (mainly astronomy, mathematics, philosophy, history); general trade books, including highly illustrated books; corporate publications.

Clients include Atlantic Books, Birlinn, Cambridge University Press, Historic Environment Scotland, Octopus, Oxford University Press, Quercus.

Work ranges from copy-editing to project management, including: briefing and managing other freelance editors, proofreaders, picture researchers and indexers; substantive editing; on-screen copy-editing; proofreading; liaising with authors, designers and outside agencies.

Prepress Projects

Company overview: We produce books, reports, journals and magazines for publishers and public sector organisations. We specialise in science, medical and humanities publishing and, in addition to clients in the UK, we have clients in many other countries around Europe and further afield. Our staff have extensive experience of managing print and digital projects from raw copy to final publication. We are resourceful and able to put together a team of knowledgeable editorial or production staff to meet the needs of unusual projects.

Clients include: Audit Scotland, BMJ Publishing Group, eLife, Environmental Protection Agency Ireland, European Environment Agency, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, European Spatial Planning and Observation Network, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, National Institute for Health Research, Office of the Auditor General and Ombudsman of the Cayman Islands, Publications Office of the European Union, Royal Society, Scottish Natural Heritage, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, United Nations Population Fund, UN Women, World Organisation for Animal Health and World Health Organization.

Services offered: We provide a full publishing project management service including editorial office management, copy-editing, design, typesetting, illustration, proofreading, indexing and XML creation. We can also provide technical writing and copy-writing, science/technology journalism, picture research and print and distribution management services.

Lumphanan Press

The Lumphanan Press is a publishing house for self-publishers. We help to guide authors through the many different and specialised elements to self-publishing, providing the advice and skills necessary to produce a professional final publication.

We’re a small and friendly company, based in rural Aberdeenshire but covering the whole of Scotland, who offer a full range of publishing services from editorial through to design, sales and marketing. We’re flexible in our approach and are happy to take on anything from a quick short-story proof-read to a full publication package.

We also have experience of copy-editing for university academics and doctoral students, and can offer book-design & typesetting services to clients in the publishing trade. We have a particular speciality in the design and typesetting of poetry, although we work across all genres of fiction and non-fiction.

Please get in touch for an informal discussion of your project and to find out how we might be able to help.

Services include:
Editorial & proof-reading (covering both English and Scots), copywriting, indexing, book-design, typesetting, cover design, sales and marketing, ebook creation and more.