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Biography and experience

Gale Winskill

Gale Winskill

Winskill Editorial is the business name of Gale Winskill. My path into editing stems from a lifelong love of reading, the fact that I will happily read anything and an unconventional and indirect route into my chosen career. Some of my more unusual pursuits have proved surprisingly useful for various editing commissions.

I really value Gale's insight when it comes to the nuances of language and style, and her incredible and joyful sense of humour.

Rose Sandy, Publishing Director, HarperNonFiction

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Work experience and clients

An editor since 1993, both in-house and freelance, in the UK and Hong Kong, I work with traditional publishers, self-publishing authors and private individuals, as well as provide coaching and training for authors, editors, publishing organizations and businesses.

She is very personable, putting you at your ease: an important point in building a working relationship between author and editor. She is a highly skilled communicator, getting her points over objectively and succinctly.

Jenny Hogan, Writers' Neuk (see Jenny’s blog)

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Areas of expertise

My speciality is fiction (adult, children’s and young adult). I also work on general and narrative non-fiction, as well as illustrated children’s fiction and picture books. In addition, I provide training and consultancy to both authors and editors.

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Professional aim

To provide a high-quality, professional service at a competitive rate, within an agreed timescale, in accordance with the membership codes of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. 

Useful trivia

I speak Italian fluently, have a good working knowledge of French, as well as some German. I have also travelled extensively, and lived and worked in Hong Kong (editing and writing textbooks), Thailand and Egypt (as a PADI dive master) and Italy (importing fruit and as an au pair).

Gale's focus and accuracy are outstanding. Her contribution to our publication provided the professional polish we sought and more.

Alan Boyle, Leannta Associates

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