HUDSON, Liz, BA Mod. (Hons), PG Dip

Copy-editor, proofreader, project manager

6 Llewellyn Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
t. 01 440 4299
m. 085 140 0222
e. liz@littleredpen.com
w. www.littleredpen.com

Introduction:
Editor, copy-editor and proofreader with twenty years’ experience (in-house and freelance), a degree in English and French and a master’s in print and publishing from the London College of Printing.

Special interests:
Academic Humanities, Biography, Cinema, Cookbooks, Creativity, Cultural Studies, Education, Feminism, Fiction, Film, Food and Drink, France, French, Gender Studies, History, Ireland, Irish Studies, Language, Lifestyle, Linguistics, Literature, Literary Studies, Media Studies, Mind Body Spirit, Music, New Age, Non-Fiction, Philosophy, Politics, Popular Psychology, Self-Help, Theatre and Performance Studies, Women’s Studies.

Experience:
Four years as senior production editor at Routledge, freelance since 2004.

Work undertaken:
Copy-editing, development and substantive editing, e-book formatting, proofreading, proof collation, project management, typesetting.

Media:
Articles, books, e-books, journals, reports, websites, white papers.

Recent clients:
Edco: The Educational Company of Ireland, Faber, Mercier Press, The O’Brien Press, Out of House Publishing Services (Cambridge University Press, Routledge, I.B. Tauris), Pearson and Routledge as well as many independent authors and private clients.

Testimonials:
‘Liz Hudson was meticulous about historical veracity, courageous about making suggestions for narrative flow, and really engaged with the characters. While maintaining her natural warmth and good humour, she nevertheless pushed me to raise my game all the time and I am a better writer for it.’ (Author)

‘As always, my first line editor, Liz [Hudson], of the Little Red Pen, shaped and shifted and refined almost every paragraph in the book. I can never sing her praises enough.’ (Author)

‘It was an utter joy and pleasure to work with [Liz]. Not only was she my editor, but I felt like she was my partner in bringing my book to life. Her vast knowledge of the industry and her craft as an editor were invaluable to me publishing my book. Her attention to detail, love for the written word and her desire to see me succeed inspired me to keep going.’ (Author)

‘[Liz] was an assiduous reader and an extraordinarily efficient copy-editor.’ (Author)

Examples:
Neal Bascomb, The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018), Allen D. Hertzke, Laura R. Olson, Kevin R. Den Dulk, and Robert Booth Fowler, Religion and Politics in America: Faith, Culture and Strategic Choices, 6th edn (Routledge, 2018), Brian Lenehan and Marie Lenehan, Triomphe au Bac, 2nd edn (Edco, 2018), Kathleen Comerford, Pass Your Driving Test in Ireland (The O’Brien Press, 2018), Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey (eds), The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Alan Rawes and Diego Saglia (eds), Byron and Italy (Manchester University Press, 2018), Sally Rooney, Conversations with Friends (Faber, 2017), Skills for Today (a series of white papers for Pearson, 2017–2018).