ABBIVALE EDITORIAL SERVICES
Andrew John Colborne
79 Radley Road, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3PN
Date of Birth:
22 September, 1946
SCIENTIFIC EDITOR/PUBLISHING CONSULTANT Mar. 1999 - present
proofreading, project management
(Clients include: CABI
Publishing, Elsevier Science, Glyph International, Harcourt Health Sciences, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Mac Keith Press, Manson Publishing, Martin Dunitz, Macmillan, Oxford University Press, RSM Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Thieme Verlag, World Health Organization)
b) Market and
Social Research Interviewer, BMRB International (latterly Kantar Operations, part of the Milward Brown Group)
COMPANY LTD, OXFORD, U.K.
Feb. 1998 - Nov. 1998
and management of the new Oxford office. Responsible for administration and
organising production of the Encyclopedia of Desalination and Water
to the EOLSS Encyclopedia of Life
Support Systems. Policy and planning for the EOLSS Book Programme,
publishing management, etc. Supervision of a project manager and support
staff. Reporting to the
Editor-in-Chief and General Manager.
& CO. LTD., LONDON SW18 4HR, U.K.
Feb. 1996 - Sept. 1997
Head of medical
publishing and office manager. Responsible for publishing policy and
medical programme, marketing and sales structure, staff recruitment and
production control. Reporting
to the Managing Director and Company Secretary.
Aug. 1995 - Feb. 1998
proof-reading (CAB International, John Libbey, First Edition Translations,
World Book International, British Institute of Radiology).
LONDON LTD, GODALMING, U.K.
Medical Editor and Publisher
Feb. 1994 - July 1995
direction and strategic management of the UK medical programme (15-20 book
titles per annum; six established journals) commissioning new products
(books and journals), general administration. Supervision of Editorial Assistant
and office Secretary.
Reporting to the Managing Director.
PERGAMON PRESS LTD.,
1984 - 1993
Senior Publishing Editor
1990 - 1993
department A, Life Sciences and Medicine Division. Responsible for the
management and development of the biological sciences section of the
publishing programme, comprising 32 journals, 5-10 book titles per annum,
and an active backlist of about 50 book titles.
Senior Managing Editor
1988 - 1990
Manager, Current Awareness in
Biological Sciences (CABS)
Aug. 1988 - Dec.
Editor: Advances in the
A series of biomedical conference proceedings sold both on
subscription and also individually via the book trade. Responsible for
commissioning and publishing management.
Former positions held
Senior Publishing Manager
GRAHAM & TROTMAN LTD., LONDON, UK
Commissioning Editor, Life Sciences
1982 - 1984
SCIENCE EDITOR/WRITER, HISTON, CAMBS. U.K.
1978 - 1982
Carried out a
variety of consultancy, editorial and scientific writing jobs during this
period. Copy-edited more than
twenty texts for Cambridge University Press, Heinemann, Taylor &
Francis etc. Investigated
publishing opportunities in biotechnology for Graham & Trotman Ltd.
Acted as Staff Editor for the magazine Trends in Biochemical Sciences
(Elsevier) for several months.
In association with my wife carried out translation work from Dutch
into English, including two books and a thesis. Wrote news items, book reviews and
articles for journals and magazines.
Experience gained in copy-editing, proof-reading and writing.
HOLLAND BIOMEDICAL PRESS, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE (1984 - 2009)