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STEPHEN D. BRIERLEY
BSc, MSc, PhD

Accredited


PROFILE

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), of which I also hold accredited proofreader status. Having many years’ experience in IT along with academic and professional qualifications, I am keen to undertake general copy-editing and proofreading work, with particular interests in sports, health and fitness, and science and technology.

BACKGROUND EXPERIENCE

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  • Sub-editing quarterly journal Photovoltaics International

  • Copy-editing books: marketing for sports & fitness professionals, teaching exercise to children, post-natal fitness, rugby coaching, advanced cycling, mountain biking, stress, depression, osteoporosis, sports injuries, trigger points, acupressure, Electrical Engineering course/teacher books, steel structures, stretching, knee treatment, hip/shoulder dysfunction, METs, macrobiotics, satellite imaging, soft tissue release, PE podcast scripts, Bowen technique

  • Proofreading books: multi-volume collection of patents, fitness testing, football, cricket, rugby, golf, sports biomechanics, travel, dictionary of PE and school sport, boiler/pump service instructions/technical guides

  • Authoring, editing and proofreading technical publications in journals/conference proceedings

  • Peer reviewing and proofreading technical articles submitted for publication

  • Compiling and maintaining documentation for computer software

  • Developing and implementing operational manuals and procedures

  • Preparing engineering technical documentation and reports

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • SfEP Accreditation in Proofreading

  • City & Guilds of London Certificates: Communication of Technical Information (536-1-2)

  • University: First Class Honours BSc in Engineering Science, MSc in Electrical Engineering, PhD in Control Theory and Dynamical Systems

  • Flight Certificates: Commercial Pilot, Multi-Engine, Instrument Rating, Flight Instructor

  • Diplomas in Fitness Training & Sports Therapy

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Sub-editor Photovoltaics International (2011–date)

  • Freelance copy-editor and proofreader (2008–date)

  • Health and fitness instructor, personal trainer, sports/massage therapist (2000–08)

  • Operational support scientist for space missions and satellite tracking (1992–98)

  • Teacher (university-level courses and flight instruction) (1983–91)

  • Software developer & technical analyst for aerospace projects (1983–88)

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Computer Knowledge:    Microsoft Windows, Visual Basic, C, Java, Microsoft Office,
       
                                             Frontpage, Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat/InDesign, Quark,
                                            Internet, HTML, Networks

  • Fluent in French

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