Layouts and production

Layout sub-editor and production editor

Need a skilled, flexible layout sub-editor or production editor? Look no further.

I’m an experienced, trained sub based in London and available for in-house shifts throughout the capital, as well as for remote work from my own office. I can rewrite articles from scratch, check for accuracy and legal problems, liaise with authors for clarification and corrections, or simply scan pieces for literals and sense.

I can design and lay out pages using

  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • QuarkXPress

for Mac and Windows, then proof, amend, preflight and send pages to print.

I’m fast, since I’ve worked on daily newspapers, and I know the programs inside out – I used to be a QuarkXPress instructor.

If you need that little bit more, I can source pictures, page-plan whole magazines, deal with ad production and printers, and check pages on online pre-press systems.

I’m available for short bookings of only a few hours or longer-term, regular and part-time shifts. Call or email me if you’d like to know more.


Previous and current clients

I am a sub-editor for Primary Health Care and Nurse Researcher magazines, and was production editor for Transport Times for 10 years, and chief sub-editor for Better Wholesaling  and Environmental Health News for seven years.

Other regular clients include:

  • AB Communications
  • Aspire
  • Cambridge Evening News
  • Company and Shareholder
  • The Developer
  • Dow Jones’ Financial News
  • The Engineer
  • Incisive Media
  • Inside Housing
  • The Inkyard
  • The Law Gazette
  • Legal Week
  • MoneyWeek
  • Pageant Media’s HFMWeek
  • Redwood Publishing
  • Retail Express
  • Retail Newsagent (RN)
  • Social Housing
  • Tesco Food
  • Travel Weekly
  • Wentworth members’ magazine
  • Word-Wide Communications