ABBIVALE EDITORIAL SERVICES
Dr Andy Colborne
My career in STM publishing has centred on publishing management of books and journals. In recent years my specialisation has become more oriented to clinical medicine and biomedical sciences. My experience covers mosts aspects of the publishing business from an editorial standpoint, including marketing and sales, and I have worked successfully in both large and small publishing operations with varying degrees of staff and project management responsibilities, overseeing a diverse product range.
As regards copy-editing I
was taught by Judith Butcher’s school at Cambridge University Press and
handled more than 20 books for CUP in the early eighties. These foundation
skills in word craft have
been crucial throughout my career. I have adapted these skills
to editing on-screen and I am accustomed to producing electronic files
appropriately edited, tagged and styled for direct typesetting.
My track record in
product development includes the highly successful journals
Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Toxicology in Vitro
and Cytokine and Growth Factor Reviews (all published
now by Elsevier) and I have commissioned dozens of books in
biological sciences and clinical medicine.
knowledge enables me to communicate diplomatically and effectively with authors, editors
and professionals both inside and outside the publishing house; an
approach essential to resolve difficulties satisfactorily on sensitive
issues of editorial policy and practice.
Full details of my career
may be found in the Curriculum
Vitae on this
Abingdon, April, 2014