“I have a horrible book on ABC for you to please edit for me.  You are very good at spotting/cutting out the nonsense”

Many and various authors

Academic copy editing, Independent Production House

These are some of the books I’ve copy edited for some publishers


The Palgrave Handbook of Bottom-Up Urbanism Mahyar Arefi, Conrad Kickert


Exploring Dynamic Mentoring Models in India Payal Kumar

Bold Followership: A Biblical Cure for Organizational Toxicity Maurice A Buford

Pentecostalism and Politics in Africa Adeshina Afoloyan, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, Toyin Falol

Collaborative Dynamic Capabilities for Service Innovation: Creating a New Healthcare Ecosystem Mitsuru Kodama

Wellness City: Health and Well-being in Urban Economic Development Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: The Changing Rules of Globalization Wenxian Zhang, Ilan Alon, Christoph Lattemann

Understanding Chinese Culture: Philosophy, Religion, Science and Technology Guobin Xu, Yanhui Chen, Lianhua Xu
Sport and Social Entrepreneurship in Sweden Tomas Peterson, Katarina Schenker

Colonial Justice and Decolonization in the High Court of Tanzania, 1920-1971 Ellen R. Feingold

The Birth of Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature: Revolutions in Language, History, and Culture Yu Gao

The Mediatization of the Artist Rachel Esner, Sandra Kisters

Social Theory and Asian Dialogues: Cultivating Planetary Conversations Giri, Ananta Kumar


Biography of an Industrial Town: Terni, Italy, 1831–2014 Alessandro Portelli

Sexual Identity and Lesbian Family Life: Lesbianism, Patriarchalism and the Asian Family in Taiwan Iris Erh-Ya Pai

Sinophone–Anglophone Cultural Duet Sheng-mei Ma

Contemporary Masculinities in the UK and the US: Between Bodies and Systems Stefan Horlacher, Kevin Floyd

The Aesthetics of Anthony Burgess: Fire of Words Jim Clarke

The Consequences of Mobility: Reflexivity, Social Inequality and the Reproduction of Precariousness in Highly Qualified Migration D Cairns, V Cuzzocrea, D Briggs, L Veloso

Medicine, Magic and Art in Early Modern Norway Ane Ohrvik

Tracing Rhetoric and Material Life: Ecological Approaches Bridie McGreavy, Justine Wells, George F. McHendry, Jr., Samantha Senda-Cook

Japanese Cinema Between Frames Laura Lee

Women, Camp, and Popular Culture: Serious Excess Katrin Horn

America, Britain and Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1974–1980: A Dream of Nightmare Proportions Malcolm M Craig

Representing Communities: Discourse and Contexts Ruth Sanz Sabido (Ed.)

Cold War Stories: British Dystopian Fiction, 1945-1990 Andrew Hammond

Disney and the Dialectic of Desire: Fantasy as Social Practice Joseph Zornado

Kenyatta and Britain: An Account of Political Transformation, 1929-1963 W.O. Maloba

Nordic Girlhoods: New Perspectives and Outlooks Bodil Formark, Heta Mulari, Myry Voipio (Eds.)

Media and Food Industries: The New Politics of Food Michelle Phillipov

Mobile Media Technologies and Poiēsis: Rediscovering How We Use Technology to Cultivate Meaning in a Nihilistic World Justin Michael Battin

Feminism After 9/11: Women’s Bodies as Cultural and Political Threat Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo

The Consequences of Mobility: Reflexivity, Social Inequality and the Reproduction of Precariousness in Highly Qualified Migration D. Cairns, V. Cuzzocrea, D. Briggs, L. Veloso

Conciliatory Democracy: From Deliberation Toward a New Politics of Disagreement Martin Ebeling


Anomalies in Net Present Value, Returns and Polynomials Michael C. Nwogugu

Conciliatory Democracy Martin Ebeling

Film and the Ethical Imagination Asbjorn Gronstad

Gothic Landscapes: Changing Eras, Changing Cultures, Changing Anxieties Sharon Rose Yang, Kathleen Healey

Land, Labour and Livelihoods: Indian Women’s Perspectives Bina Fernandez, Meena Gopal, Orlanda Ruthven

Women, Urbanization and Sustainability: Practices of Survival, Adaptation and Resistance Anita Lacey

Demography of Russia: From the Past to the Present Tatiana Karabchuk, Kazuhiro Kumo, Ekaterina Selezneva

Language, Hegemony and the European Union: Re-examining ‘Unity in Diversity’ Glyn Williams, Gruffudd Williams

Gypsies in Central Asia and the Caucasus Elena Marushiakova, Vesselin Popov

Animal Ethics and the Autonomous Animal Self Natalie Thomas

Attitudes Towards Europe Beyond Euroscepticism Danilo di Mauro, Vincenzo Memoli

Communicating in Digital Age Corporations Anna Danielewicz-Betz

Egalitarian Rights Recognition: A Political Theory of Human Rights Matt Hann

Geography Meets Gendlin: An Exploration of Disciplinary Potential through Artistic Practice Janet Banfield

Organizational Identity and Firm Growth Christoph Dörrenbächer, Matthias Tomenendal, Sarah Stanske

The History of Science Fiction 2nd ed. Adam Roberts

What is to Be Done About Crime and Punishment? Towards a ‘Public Criminology’ Roger Matthews

Development Paradigms for Urban Housing in BRICS Countries Piyush Tiwari, Jyoti Rao, Jennifer Day

Social Security and Wage Poverty: Historical and Policy Aspects of Supplementing Wages in Britian and Beyond C. Grover

Public Sector Accounting and Auditing in Europe: The Challenge of Harmonization I. Brusca, E. Caperchione, S. Cohen, F. Manes Rossi

Equity Derivatives and Hybrids: Markets, Models and Methods Oliver Brockhaus

Islam and International Relations: Contributions to Theory and Practice D. Abdelkader, N. Adiong, R. Mauriello

Sociology in France after 1945 P. Masson, C. Schrecker

The New International Division of Labour: Global Transformation and Uneven Development Greig Charnock, Guido Starosta

Migration and Mental Health: Past and Present Marjory Harper

Preventing Corporate Fiascos: A Systemic Approach Thang Nhut Nguyen


Women and Migration in Rural Europe  Karin Wiest

Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon  Roger Frantz, Leslie Marsh

Innovation, Democracy and Efficiency: Exploring the Innovation Puzzle within the European Union’s Regional Development Policies  Francesco Grillo, Raffaella Y. Nanetti

Napoleon’s Empire: European Politics in Global Perspective  Ute Planert

Policing in Hong Kong: Research and Practice  Kam C. Wong

Chinese Students, Learning Cultures and Overseas Study  Lihong Wang

The ASEAN Regional Security Partnership: Strengths and Limits of a Cooperative System  Angela Pennisi di Floristella

Neuroscience and the Future of Chemical-Biological Weapons  Malcolm Dando

Virtual Worlds as Philosophical Tools: How to Philosophize with a Digital Hammer  Stefano Gualeni

Dance Dramaturgy: Modes of Agency, Awareness and Engagement  Pil Hansen, Darcey Callison

Japan as the Occupier and the Occupied Christine de Matos, Mark E. Caprio

Public Sector Accounting and Auditing in Europe: The Challenge of Harmonization  Isabel Brusca, Eugenio Caperchione, Sandra Cohen, Francesca Manes Rossi

Lost Decades in Growth Performance: Causes and Case Studies  Yun-Peng Chu

Extended Rationality: A Hinge Epistemology  Annalisa Coliva


Intellectual Property Rights Management: Rookies, Dealers and Strategists  Lars Alkaersig, Karin Beukel, Toke Reichstein

Pragmatics and the English Language  Jonathan Culpeper, Michael Haugh

Humanities World Report 2015  Poul Holm, Arne Jarrick, Dominic Scott

Phenomenology of the Embodied Organisation Wendell M. Kupers

High Mobility in Europe: Work and Personal life  Gil Viry, Vincent Kaufmann

Sovereign Risk and Public-Private Partnership During the Euro Crisis  Maura Campra

The British Growth Crisis: The Search for a New Model  Jeremy Green

International Perspectives on Materials in ELT Sue Garton

Domestic Abuse, Homicide and Gender  Jane Monckton Smith
Brain Control  David Linden
Populism and Crisis Politics in Greece  Takis S Pappas
Realist Criminology  Roger Matthews
Pragmatics, Semantics and the Case of Scalar Implicatures  Salvatore Pistoia Reda
Business and Education in the Middle East  Nehme Azoury
The Luxury Market in Brazil  Claudio Diniz
Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia  Finex Ndhlovu


Passionate Love and Popular Cinema  Erica Todd
The New Geography of Innovation  Xavier Tinguely
Daydreams and the Function of Fantasy  Meta Regis
The Empowered Investor, 7 Strategic Principles for Wealth Creation in a New Financial World  Cuno Puempin, Heinrich von Liechtenstein, Fariba Hashemi, Brian Hashemi
Foreign Direct Investment, Governance, and the Environment in China  Jing Zhang
Kantianism, Liberalism, and Feminism – Resisting Oppression  Carol Hay
Remembering Iris Murdoch, Letters and Interviews, edited by Jeffrey Meyers
Business Information Systems (2nd edition)  Paul Beynon-Davies
Social Media and Strategic Communications edited by Hana S. Noor Al-Deen and John Allen Hendricks
Human Resource Development, Theory and Practice (2nd Edition) edited by Jeff Gold, Rick Holden, Paul Iles, Jim Stewart and Julie Beardwell


English Syntax and Argumentation (4th Edition)  Bas Aarts
The Future of Foreign Aid, Development Cooperation and the New Geography of Global Poverty by Andy Sumner
Psychology in the Brain, Integrative Cognitive Neuroscience by Leon Kenemans
Discourses of Freedom of Speech, From the Enactment of the Bill of Rights to the Sedition Act of 1918 by Juhani Rudanko
Iran and the World in the the Safavid Age, edited by Willem Floor and Edmund Herzig
The Role of the Arab-Islamic World in the Rise of the West, Implications for Contemporary Trans-Cultural Relations, edited by Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan
The Napoleonic Empire and the New European Political Culture, edited by Michael Broers, Peter Hicks and Agustin Guimera


Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship and the Common Good, International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Carole Bonanni, François Lépineux and Julia Roloff
Crime and Corruption in New Democracies, The Politics of (In)Security by Jon Moran



Incredible Edibles Matthew Biggs

Should A Doctor Tell? by Angus H. Ferguson
Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority by Carool Kersten and Susanne Olsson
Reconstructing Restorative Justice Philosophy by Theo Gavrielides and Vasso Artinopoulou


Gendering the Trans-Pacific Catherine Ceniza Choy and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

Chosen places. Constructing New Jerusalems in Slavia Orthodoxa Jelena Erdeljan

Lives Worth Living Collection of 15 true stories ISBN: 9 781857 411683

Five Lives Kate Davies, Emma Mackinnon, Emma Silvano, Hannah Fletcher and Anna Maria ISBN: 9 781857 411584

Saying Goodbye  Balloons (bereavement charity) ISBN: 9 781857 411133

A Voice Fit for Teaching Caroline Cornish  ISBN: 9 781857 411423

Making Up Stories  Alison Shakspeare ISBN: 9 78881857 411379

How to Enjoy Reading Aloud to Young Children  Edmund Pegge and Alison Shakspeare  ISBN: 9 781857 411560

WorkOut: Secondary School Grounds Toolkit Learning Through Landscapes ISBN: 9-781872-865331

Wot Pop: 50 Years of Hits An International A-Z of Hitmakers from 1952 to 2002 Mike Kelly ISBN: 1-85741-140-4

Southgate Publishers proprietor retired in 2017 and business closed.


The Gold Man from the East Nobu Su hardback limited edition


Staying Strong Stephen Murray [proofreading, designing for hardback for print; paperback/ebook for self-publishing]

Forget the Third Arrow and Behold the Old World Order: a journey into the depths of Japan Inc. Susan Carpenter [proofreading, designing, ebook formatting, setting up for self-publishing]


Hippie Lee Martin paperback POD and ebook

Amazon Customer on 9 September 2016
The book Hippie takes you on a remarkable adventure through some of the most pivotal events in counterculture history. There are points when you feel like you are there living the moment. There are sections in the book that a pretty mind-bending the whole adventure leaves you wanting more. well worth a read. Get your copy today.

Amazon Customer on 4 November 2016
One of the craziest books I’ve ever read. Thought evoking and interesting historical facts from a great era…

Sue Grocott on 6 September 2016
Brilliant and evocative like an insect caught in amber. . .

Arthur on 24 August 2016
A really magical book that takes you on a trip with the author into a wonderful world of friendships, music and travel. A fantastic read!

By book reader on 28 July 2016
Everyone should read this book …. Everyone!! It’s social history .. it’s peace and love .. it’s music .. it’s hallucinogenic .. it’s the meaning of life man!!

The Long Journey Richard Glass paperback

Mrs Doris. Banks on 27 Aug. 2016
Reading this lightweight book is one of the best things I have done in a long time. I started to read it and just could not put it down! It is a pure love story of a hard working man who goes through life with hardships we don’t have a clue about. How he meets and marries his wife, the very love of his life, his children and over the years his grandchildren, his army career, his menial jobs, in between the years just to keep the finances and good life going. It is one of pure idyllic love which many unfortunately don’t get much of, but fortunately for me, I could relate to much of it. I just loved the simplicity of it all and the Scottish dialect of course was superb. well done Richard Glass you are a credit to the writers guilds and I can’t wait for your next one!!

By Amazon Customer on 13 Nov. 2016
I wholeheartedly agree with the other reviewer who called this a love story; that’s exactly what it is. Richard is a born storyteller and writes with warmth and humour. I have the honour of knowing the author and he is a true gentleman ‘though my review is unbiased. I would highly recommend this book to old and young alike. In my opinion, books such as these should be included in the national curriculum as they offer so much in terms of history, compassion and lessons in life.
By Amazon Customer on 13 Nov. 2016
This autobiography tells what someone can achieve if they have the right partner. Without Sadie, his very much loved wife, this book could never have been written. The book has sadness and humour, of the latter there is plenty and I found myself laughing out loud. Their journey through their working life involved moving house several times and varied kinds of employment all carried out with optimism and enthusiasm. I loved the book and couldn’t put it down.


Escape from London: Cabby and Co’s First Adventure Nick Brookland, Lois McKie

RW on 8 Oct. 2014
Charming story, with super characters and illustrations. I love the way the author has merged old world values with new world technology (Google’s driverless cars?). Our children thoroughly enjoyed it, with an encore of “More, more, more!”. We found the book also useful to encourage independent reading, as our young children clearly found reading this book more interesting than books suggested by their school. Having images of the characters in the margin to indicate who is speaking is a great idea.

Following the Star Andy Walker


Mere Kaffir Keith Brown

mCommerce Rupert Potter


The Quick Guide to Selling Your Business  Huzeifa Anjary


Society for Editors and Proofreaders

‘Very many thanks indeed for the edited files and for the helpful notes.’

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Academic copy editing, Bourchier

‘Thanks for getting it done so quickly!’

‘Thanks for the good job’

Many and various

Academic copy editing, Sunrise Setting

‘You are such a great editor and we really appreciate the work you do.’

Author feedback:
‘I think the level of editing is very good. Thanks for this great work.’
‘Please extend to your copyeditor who did the proof-reading my acknowledgement and thanks for her good work.’

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