Hazel Bird

Wordstitch Editorial Services





Business, Charity, Encyclopedias and Reference, Academic, Creative Non-fiction, Project Management, Copy-editing


On every project, I bring creative pragmatism, unflagging attention to detail, and respect for the big picture. I’m adept at facilitating solutions between multiple stakeholders as a result of regularly managing cross-cultural global project teams of hundreds of authors, editors, and other stakeholders.

I am an editorial project manager, copy-editor, and proofreader focusing on three main strands: academic encyclopedias and books, business and charity, and creative non-fiction. Specialist subjects include business, charity, history, literature, media and culture, psychology, reference, and social sciences, but I handle almost all non-technical subjects. Comfortable with APA and Chicago, clients’ house styles, and creating style guides from scratch.

Major projects and clients include The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology (12 volumes, Wiley Blackwell), the UK Cabinet Office’s Behavioural Insights Team, the creative non-fiction journal Elementum, and the Directory of Social Change. I also have extensive experience with clients such as Oxford University Press, PESI, LID, University of Gloucestershire, and individual authors and academics.

Whether you’re looking for full-service project management, sensitive editing, or a safe pair of hands for a final proofread, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Please visit my website ( for further details on my services, a portfolio, and testimonials.


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