We have a new member! Well … ‘new’ might not be quite true as Martin has been working behind the scenes of Editing Globally from the outset: he developed our website and assisted us with many of the technical aspects of getting our collective up and running.
In the last few years he’s been gradually switching his focus from his IT job out in the world of full-time employment to becoming a self-employed editor and proofreader … and very successfully too as in the last nine months he has had a continuous flow of work to keep him busy.
As Etty’s husband, Martin is very familiar with the demands and delights of this profession and has worked on many projects with Etty in recent years. But his previous employment also prepared him well, with many years as a teacher, IT trainer, consultant, and project manager – all roles where he was responsible for producing clear and accurate documents. Martin’s experiences at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and running projects worldwide for an international financial systems organization make him a natural fit for the global nature of Editing Globally.
Martin also brings skills to complement the existing Editing Globally offering. He is particularly adept at anything to do with formatting, and he can design polished and professional publications from the ground up. Martin has worked across a broad range of subjects, but his specialisms in mathematics, physics, chemistry, information technology, and cybersecurity, among others, complement the already extensive range of subjects that Editing Globally can offer. His recent projects include formatting an international development report on climate risk; creating the references for a self-published book on the dangers of Brexit; proofreading, copy-editing and fact-checking many textbooks on subjects ranging from information and communications technologies for primary school to A level chemistry; fact-checking and proofreading UK football annuals; and designing from scratch a training manual on Botox and dermal fillers!
Martin is a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), and he is also part of the team that manages the SfEP website. You can find out a bit more about him on the Editing Globally ‘Who we are’ page and read what some of his clients have said on the ‘Testimonials’ page. For more information about Martin and his skills, his website is the place to look.
We’re all very pleased to have Martin emerge from behind the scenes to join in our collective editorial adventures.