SAXON BULLOCK

Writer, Journalist & Proofreader, based in the UK

Freelance writer since 2000, with experience on a wide variety of movie magazines, websites and genre publications. Since 2001 I have been a regular freelance writer and reviewer for SFX, the UK’s biggest sci-fi and fantasy magazine, and I was a contributing writer on the 2014 Aurum Press book The Sci-Fi Chronicles. I completed an MA post-graduate degree in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester in 2015, and as a fiction writer I am currently represented by literary agent John Jarrold.

Freelance Writing Credits:

Books: Contributing writer on The Sci-Fi Chronicles, ed. Guy Haley, Aurum Press (2014)

Print: SFX (2001–15), Imagine FX (2006–09), DVD Review (2004–07), Hotdog (2000–07), X-pose (2003–04), Starburst (2004), What DVD (2003), Total Film (2002–03)

Online: Film4.Com (2002–09), BBCi Films (2002–05)

Freelance proofreader since June 2008, with eight years of experience proofing novels for Orion (Gollancz), Little, Brown (Orbit, and Abacus), HarperCollins (HarperVoyager), Pan Macmillan (Tor UK), and Ebury (Del Rey UK). In June 2010, I passed the Publishing Training Centre’s Basic Proofreading (Distance Learning) course with Merit, and I have proofread over one hundred novels. I have also sub-edited and copy-edited projects for Pan Macmillan and Angry Robot, as well as building up thirteen years experience doing editorial reports as a freelance manuscript reader.

Recent Proofreading Projects:

The Corporation Wars: Insurgence by Ken MacLeod (Orbit)
The Wheel of Time Companion by Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk and Maria Simons (Orbit)
The Summon Stone by Ian Irvine (Orbit)
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (Orbit)
The Darkling Child by Terry Brooks (Orbit)
No Need for Geniuses by Steve Jones (Little Brown)
Culloden by Trevor Royle (Little, Brown)
A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall (Orbit)
Hard Wired by J.B. Turner (Self-Published Author)
The Murder Road by Stephen Booth (Little, Brown)
The Secret Fire by C.J. Daugherty & Carina Rozenfeld (Atom)
Spy Games by Adam Brookes (Little, Brown)
Gurkha by Colour-Sergeant Kailash Khebang (Little, Brown)
Clash of Iron by Angus Watson (Orbit)
The High Druid’s Blade by Terry Brooks (Orbit)
The Remaining: Alleigance by D.J. Molles (Orbit)
The Fell Sword
by Miles Cameron (Gollancz)
The Remaining: Fractured by D.J. Molles (Orbit)
The Remaining: Refugees by D.J. Molles (Orbit)
The Remaining by D.J. Molles (Orbit)
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch (Gollancz)
Dark Prince by David Gemmell (Orbit)
Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell (Orbit)
Hotwire by Simon Ings (Gollancz)

Sub-Editing Projects:

Shadow of the Scorpion by Neal Asher (Tor UK)
The Technician by Neal Asher (Tor UK)

Copy-Editing Projects:

The Thousand Emperors by Gary Gibson (Tor UK)
The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby (Angry Robot)

Experienced Freelance Sub-Editor with over four years experience at IPC Media listings magazines including What’s On TV and TV Times, and Future Publishing titles including DVD Review, XBOX360 and Metal Hammer.

Core Skills:

Strong attention to detail, and able to turnaround projects at a fast rate. Experienced on Design programs such as InDesign and Photoshop. Good teamworker, friendly, capable of taking orders and meeting deadlines. Experienced at writing reviews, features and interviews. Organised, highly imaginative, quick-witted, and creative. Fiercely determined, and always prepared to meet a challenge head-on.

Qualifications:

MA: Creative Writing (Merit)
Basic Proofreading (Distance Learning): Merit
BA Hons:
 Media Production (2:1)
A’Levels: Theatre Studies, Media Studies, English Literature
AS Level: Psychology

References:

Charlie Panayiotou, Editorial Manager, Orion Books, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ

Joanna Kramer, Managing Editor, Orbit, Little, Brown Book Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ