About the DocEditor herself

I’m Dr Cathy Tingle, and it could be said that I’m something of a hybrid. Although my doctoral thesis was in English literature, it was also about psychology (how Victorian fiction anticipated Freud’s theories). I love academia and its lofty ideas but I also worked for ten years in communications in the City of London. I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders but I also hold two postgraduate diplomas in marketing.
And this mix of knowledge and experience is one reason why I’m a good copy-editor. I’m as comfortable with business studies as theatre studies, with politics as law, with psychology as history. I can catch misspellings of both ‘Woyzeck’ and ‘Britney Spears’ – which I recently did in the same book, in fact.
My years in marketing communications mean that customer service has been drummed into me. So I’ll go that extra mile to make sure your work is as brilliant as it can be. This is one reason why I work with the excellent Helen – so you have two pairs of eyes on your manuscript.
To date, I’ve copy-edited more than 80 books for Palgrave/Macmillan International, Routledge and other publishers, and I hope to be copy-editing until I retire.
I like to think that I do a great job with every text. But don’t just take my word for it. Have a look at my testimonials.



About the DocEditor’s assistant

Helen Sharpe

Sharpe by name and sharp by nature, Helen is my editorial assistant. She performs consistency checks, fact checks and cross-checks. She is brilliant at spotting discrepancies between citations and references and will search the internet to ensure that proper nouns are spelt correctly and that dates tally up. All this work is done and dusted before I tackle the main edit, which means that your work gets checked twice.




About the DocEditor’s colleagues

The Edinburgh Editors' Network is a group of self-employed editors who are members of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. If we at DocEditor are not available, we can wholeheartedly recommend these excellent professionals to you. www.edinburgheditorsnetwork.org​