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Charlotte Pike


Anne Sheasby

I have been freelance for over 29 years (having worked in industry for several years before that) and I have written over 24 published cookery books on a variety of subjects. Although I am originally a food writer, much of my time now is spent working as a copy editor or proofreader on a wide range of cookery/food books written by other authors. I have worked with many different food writers, chefs, bloggers and publishers over the years, and my background in writing helps enormously with my editorial work. As well as cookery/food titles, I also work on recipe-led health, diet and nutrition books, plus copyediting work on website recipes. Additionally, I do ebook checking (and proofreading - either on hard copy or digitally) on all non-fiction titles (including cookery/food, health and other home/lifestyle titles, such as arts and crafts, gardening, narrative, etc). I am very organised, competent, thorough, meticulous, clear and sensitive in my work, as well as being reliable, flexible and used to working to tight deadlines.

Special subjects

For copyediting and proofreading work, I am able to work on UK or combined UK/US cookery/food titles, and my expertise covers any subject within the numerous categories of cookery and food. I currently copyedit on screen in Word documents, and I proofread either on hard copy or digitally.

Regular work

Copyediting, Proofreading, Writing, Recipe testing/development. (Also author of over 24 published cookery books on a variety of subjects - more details on request.)