Katrina Rainey – Freelance editor

Katrina Raineyemail: Katrina.rainey27@gmail.com

phone: +64 (0)3 3323724


Copy-editing, proofreading and project management, specialising in academic and scientific publishing

The short story

I am a professional editor with 20 years’ experience, both in-house and freelance. I have an academic background, specialising in the biological sciences. After completing an M.Sc. (1st class hons) in Plant Ecology at the University of Canterbury, I moved to the UK and worked as a Research Assistant at Cambridge and then Oxford Universities. I moved into publishing in 1994 and worked in-house for Blackwell Science (now Wiley-Blackwell) until returning to New Zealand in 2002. Since 2002 I have worked as a freelance editor. Although I specialise in editing scientific and technical material, I have experience in a wide range of subjects. I can work on hardcopy or electronic material, as required.


Blackwell Science, UK (now Wiley-Blackwell); Brown Packaging Publishers, UK; Department of Conservation, NZ; HarperCollins, NZ; Institute of Natural Sciences, Massey University, NZ; Lincoln University, NZ; New Holland Publishers, NZ; Pearson Education, NZ.


Academic and educational: mathematics and science
Theses at Masters and PhD levels: biological sciences


University of Canterbury: Master of Science (First Class Honours). Thesis title: Seed biology of nodding thistle and its interaction with biological control

Victoria University of Wellington: Bachelor of Science – Botany and Zoology