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27 January 2020

Hutchinson, Simone

Simone Hutchinson

Freelance Editor & Director of Hedera Felix

Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)
Member of the Glasgow Editors' Network (GEN)
Member of the Author's Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) 

I am an editor of academic, non-fiction and professional publications with a background in creative digital media. In total, I have 15 years of professional experience with digital and print production workflows. I have developed my publishing skills across a number of roles, including proofreader, copy-editor, technical editor and project editor.

More recently, I have been focusing on editorial project management and business administration through my work for the independent publisher, Hedera Felix, which I set up in February this year (2018). Now a small team of three, we publish Mycelia, a bi-annual magazine for weird fiction, experimental literature and visual art. We are also working on additional titles for digital and print.



Through recognised courses, in-house programmes and on-the-job practice I have received training in writing, copy-editing and proofreading from the University of Glasgow, ClarifyNow, Thomson Reuters and SfEP.

I have MLitt (Distinction) and MPhil (Research) degrees in English Literature from the University of Glasgow. During my postgraduate studies I contributed to teaching and conferences and worked for the university's postgraduate e-journal of the arts and humanities. My undergraduate degree is a BSc (Hons) 2i in Multimedia Design and Technology from Brunel University where I focused on artists' moving image and website development.



Types of title worked on include journal articles, theses, B2B and membership magazines, non-fiction books, law journals, and reference works, with some recent examples being:

Session Cases, the law journal of the Scottish Council of Law Reporting.
Coring Magazine, a magazine for the exploration diamond-drilling sector.
Stalker, Adrian. Equality Law and Housing in Scotland (Edinburgh: Shelter Scotland, 2018).
CA, the magazine for ICAS, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
The Journal, the magazine for members of the Royal Photographic Society.
The Biologist, the magazine for members of the Royal Society of Biology.
Historic Scotland, the magazine for Historic Scotland.

Thanks for reading and get in touch if you would like to discuss how I might help you.






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