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About Me

Emma Hoyle MPhys(Hons), AMInstP, MISTC, CertNatSci(Open)

Emma set up A* Editing Services in 2004 and is a freelance proofreader and copy-editor, providing copy-editing and proofreading services for numerous clients.

Emma is a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and a Certified Member of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators. She holds a Merit in the Basic Proofreading course set by the Publishing Training Centre (PTC), which is responsible for the development of the UK's National Occupational Standards in the publishing sector, and she has studied Basic Editing: a practical course by Nicola Harris, published by the PTC.

Emma has also had in-house experience working in a publishing-house environment at the Institute of Physics' publishing subsidiary IOP Publishing, Bristol, England, where she completed editing and writing work in monthly publications.

Emma holds a Master of Physics (MPhys) with Honours in Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology (a 4-year degree) from Lancaster University. She also has a Certificate in Natural Sciences from the Open University, covering all the sciences: Biology, Earth Sciences, Chemistry and Physics. She is a Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP). A few of her articles have also been published in the internationally acclaimed magazine, Physics World, for which she has also done editing work (see above).

She is experienced in editing in a variety of formats, including LaTeX.

A postal address can be provided upon request for hard-copy (paper) editing/proofreading – please send an email to the usual address (on the contact page).

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