Charlie Mounter - Associate Trainer in Copy Editing and Proofreading
Charlie has been working in editorial in book publishing since 1997. She has been employed by both conglomerate publishers (Pan Macmillan; Hachette; Penguin Random House) and independents (British Museum Press; Thames & Hudson; Unbound; Fulgur) as a commissioning, project and managing editor, and editorial director. In these roles, she has built a wide creative network, liaised with in-house departments and negotiated with literary agents and licensors. The books she has worked on range from diet and exercise, recipe, and celebrity autobiography to art and photography, military history, popular science, reference and business and academic monographs. A freelance editorial consultant since 2013, she now benefits from a wider variety of commissions in the UK and USA. As well as consolidating her non-fiction and illustrated book experience, she increasingly edits fiction, charity campaigns, journals and blogs, and writes, as both ghost and author.
Charlie edits at all levels: structural and development editing, copy editing, and proofreading. She works in Word, InDesign, PDF or HTML and routinely updates her software skills. Integrating words and images to create highly marketable packages, she also strives to widen textual appeal beyond niche audiences. She has extensive experience of managing budgets and schedules; bibliographic data management systems; Google analytics; contracts; copyright and permissions clearance; special sales and custom publishing; styling and directing photo shoots; print and colour management; book fairs; and producing compelling sales and marketing copy. She regularly creates and edits ebooks in EPUB and PDF formats.
Charlie enjoys collaborating with debut and professional writers to produce intriguing, accurate and contemporary narratives. She knows what to look out for when pitching and submitting text to various media for particular readerships. She can help you to hone, build and structure your message and to curate and present effective stories, reports and proposals.