Edoardo Albert... Editor

Back in the '90s, I hardly expected two weeks' work experience to become a 15-year career, but that's what happened when I was pitched into the production of the first Time Out City Guides. I learned all the basics of the editor's role over the next two years, from copy editing and proof reading to commissioning and seeing through excuses for late copy (memo to writers: come up with something new - the death of a grandparent is old hat). Since then, I've worked for Time Out, Bella and the Daily Telegraph among others in pretty well every editorial role, from freelance subeditor to managing books from conception to completion, and in that time I've never missed a deadline or gone over budget.

timeoutI'm the editor of the new Time Out Cycle London guide, and it's a project I'm proud of, both because it's a fine book and because it illustrates the range of my abilities as an editor. I had to deal with and manage a wide variety of contributors, from the usual - writers, designers and copy editors, through to the more unusual - test riders, cartographers and the Licensing Committee of the Olympic Games, all while rewriting copy, watching deadlines and juggling budgets. Even with a drastically curtailed production schedule, we still met the deadline and came in under budget.

So if you'd like to employ me as a freelance subeditor, or you want me to work on a major project like Cycle London, get in touch. Further examples of my work, my CV and references and are all available on request.



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