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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Name:                                                  Andrew John Colborne

Address:                                               79 Radley Road, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3PN 

Tel/Fax:                                               (01235) 529392  

E-mail:                                                 

Date of Birth:                                        22 September, 1946 

Nationality:                                            British 


CAREER HISTORY

 SCIENTIFIC EDITOR/PUBLISHING CONSULTANT                        Mar. 1999 - present

 a) Copy-editing, 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)                                                             Mar 1999 - May 2009

 EOLSS PUBLISHERS COMPANY LTD, OXFORD, U.K.

             Managing Editor                                                            Feb. 1998 - Nov. 1998

 Establishment and management of the new Oxford office.  Responsible for administration and organising production of the Encyclopedia of Desalination and Water Resources.

Publishing consultant 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.

 JOHN LIBBEY & CO. LTD., LONDON SW18 4HR, U.K. 

            Publisher                                                                       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. 

            Freelance Editor                                                            Aug. 1995 - Feb. 1998

 Copy-editing and proof-reading (CAB International, John Libbey, First Edition Translations, World Book International, British Institute of Radiology).

 SPRINGER-VERLAG LONDON LTD, GODALMING, U.K.

             Medical Editor and Publisher                                          Feb. 1994 - July 1995

 Responsible for 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., OXFORD, U.K.                            1984 - 1993

             Senior Publishing Editor                                                 1990 - 1993

 Head of 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.

 PERGAMON PRESS PLC, OXFORD

             Senior Managing Editor                                                  1988 - 1990

 Subsidiary roles:

 1) General Manager, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences (CABS)

                                                                                                  Aug. 1988 - Dec. 1990

 2) General Editor: Advances in the Biosciences                            1984 - 1993

             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 at Pergamon:

             Managing Editor                                                                1986 - 1988

             Senior Publishing Manager                                                 1984 - 1986

 GRAHAM & TROTMAN LTD., LONDON, UK                                             

             Commissioning Editor, Life Sciences                                    1982 - 1984

 FREELANCE 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.

ELSEVIER/NORTH HOLLAND BIOMEDICAL PRESS, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Head of the Editorial Secretariat  1975 - 78

Member of the Editorial Secretariat,
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

1973 - 75

 EDUCATION

Secondary School:  The Commonweal Grammar School, Swindon, Wilts 1958 - 65
‘O’ levels: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, French, English  Language, English Literature, Use of English  
‘A’ levels: Chemistry, Zoology, Physics  

 

 University:     Department of Biochemistry & Soil Science, University College of North Wales, Bangor  1965 - 72
Degree: BSc. Hons (2i) Biochemistry and Soil Science 1968
Postgraduate:  Research on the biochemistry of germination in cereals    1968 - 72
Title of thesis: ‘Developmental processes in the Aleurone Cells of the germinating wheat grain, PhD 1974

                                                                 

Diplomas/courses:  DTP using Aldus Pagemaker 1993
  RSA I Computer Literacy 1994
  On-screen editing 1999
  Editing in Word 2008


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)

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SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE (1984 - 2009)

  • Commissioning of journals and books

  • Publishing management: journals, books, reference works

  • Marketing and promotion, copy-writing, sales development

  • Copy-editing, on-screen editing and proof-reading

  • Liaison with authors, editors, learned societies

  • Negotiation of business deals and contracts with other publishers, pharmaceutical companies, societies, etc.

  • Financial planning and budgeting

  • Manning exhibition stands at conferences, sales administration

  • People management at all levels

  • Word processing

  • Database creation, publishing and management

  • Market research techniques

  • Computer-assisted personal interviewing

  • Writing management reports and giving business presentations