Simone Hutchinson

SfEP category: Professional
Mobile: +44 (0)7414 599798

I am an editor of academic and professional publications. In total, I have 15 years of professional experience working with production workflows for both digital and print publications. Of that experience, nearly 10 years has been specifically editorial, for titles in the arts and humanities, science and social sciences. Recently, I have edited non-fiction books and sub-edited professional membership magazines. I am also the current editor of an exploration diamond drilling magazine called Coring Magazine.

I have been an editor, sub-editor, copy-editor, proofreader, production editor, typesetter, house editor, lead editor, editorial assistant and front-end coder. In those roles I have steered websites, brochures, books, journals, loose-leafs, CD-ROMs and DVDs through production from start to finish. As a result, I have a thorough understanding of publishing technologies and practices, and the industry standards guiding these.

In short, I am an experienced and digitally savvy professional editor: here to find quality work and to provide a quality service!

Have confidence in my abilities

I am a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and have received training in writing, copy-editing and proofreading.

My employers and freelance clients have included senior academics, a global legal information services company, an award-winning magazine publisher, independent authors and industry magazine editors.


I’ve worked on a range of academic and professional titles including non-fiction business books, professional membership magazines, neurology journal articles and law books. These are just some of the products I’ve worked on recently:

As Editor

Coring Magazine (July 2017 to present) Professional magazine catering to the exploration core-drilling sector.
Leavitt, Lori Michele. The Pivot: Orchestrating Extraordinary Momentum. (Bellingham, WA, USA: Abrige Media, 2017).

As Sub-editor

The Journal (2017) Members’ magazine of the Royal Photographic Society
The Biologist (2017) Members’ magazine for the Royal Society of Biology
Historic Scotland (2017) Members’ magazine for Historic Scotland
Scotland in Trust (2017) Members’ magazine of The National Trust for Scotland
Whale and Dolphin Conservation (2017) Members’ magazine for the charity of the same name

As House Editor

Law Books

Sim, I. and Todd A., Commercial Awareness for Lawyers (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
Davidson F., Garrity D., Macgregor L. and Richardson L., Commercial Law in Scotland, 4th edn, (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).

Legislation Encyclopaedias

Rennie, R., ed., Scottish Conveyancing Legislation (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
Jamieson, G., ed., Scottish Family Law Legislation (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
Combe, Malcolm M., ed., Scottish Landlord and Tenant Legislation (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016)
McRae, J. et al., eds, Scottish Social Work Legislation (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).

Law Journals

Thomson, J., ed., Juridical Review (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
Clark, G. and Urquhart, L., eds, Property Law Bulletin (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).
Macfarlane, K. and Smith, S., eds, Family Law Bulletin (Edinburgh: W. Green, 2016).

A comprehensive list can be provided.

Formal qualifications

I have MLitt (Distinction) and MPhil (Research) degrees in English Literature from the University of Glasgow. During my postgraduate studies I contributed to teaching and conferences, and worked for the university’s postgraduate e-journal of the arts and humanities. My undergraduate degree is a BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Design and Technology from Brunel University. My dissertation film was selected to be exhibited at the annual New Designer’s show that takes place in London.



I can offer you the following:

  • proofreading
  • copy-editing
  • sub-editing
  • developmental editing.

Thanks for looking and get in touch if you have any queries.


Each job is quoted for differently. I can provide professional quotes. If you are an individual or small organisation, please feel welcome to contact me for an informal chat about your project and budget.

(My basic hourly rate is based on the recommendations published by advisory organisations in the industry. These recommendations are published on the websites of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and the National Union of Journalists.)