About our Founders

Naomi Conneely and Stephanie Sacharov started The Editorial Hub Ltd back in 2014 and the company is now recognised as a leading global supplier. With the launch of our new website this year we thought it’d be a good opportunity to find out a little bit more about our founders!

 

How long have you known each other and how did you meet?

Naomi: 35 years – an introduction through family.

Steph: Although we both went to the same school in Harrogate (different years).

 

What made you decide to start a business together?

Steph: An interesting chat in Pret A Manager at Bicester Village!

Naomi: I knew we would make a formidable working partnership and the rest is history.

 

What’s your favourite thing about working together?

Steph: That we can chat for hours about absolutely anything and everything!

Naomi: Ditto the above, my bestie! We do everything we can to help each other out and we trust each other. We are totally comfortable with each other and have open and honest conversations.

 

What’s the worst thing about it?

Steph: Forgetting to not talk shop when on a social night/day out and the things we can work out when we are.

Naomi: Getting the giggles at the most inappropriate moments and just not being able to stop. Living so far apart (though we do make the most of our time when we do get together). When speaking to new clients whilst having to silence noisy dogs who decide that’s the moment they are going to chase their tails or bark at something!

 

You guys work really well together, what do you each think is the key ingredient to a good management duo?

Steph: Taking the ‘mickey’ at every opportunity first and foremost! Knowing how the other would handle a situation so we are on the same page, which only comes from having a long history with that person.

Naomi: We each have things that we are better at. And we do talk every day at least once (sometimes for the whole day….!).

Q&A on The Editorial Hub

The Editorial Hub Ltd has been going from strength to strength since it started in 2014, so we caught up with our founders, Steph and Naomi, to find out a little bit more…

 

Q. Why did you decide to start The Editorial Hub?

We decided that we wanted to work together and set up a business together. We both believed that there were a lot of opportunities to work with publishers, societies and institutions to provide them with editorial management services.

 

Q. What were the first steps towards setting it up – what was exciting/scary?

We got ourselves out to networking events, and started approaching publishers and contacts. It was extremely scary, but when we got that first call we were beside ourselves with excitement!

 

Q. What are you most proud of achieving with The Editorial Hub?

Being able to work with such dynamic freelancers every day and providing work for them all. And it’s always exciting to win new work!

Suddenly realising that The Editorial Hub was not only a marketable enterprise, but one that was being recognised as a leading global supplier. That was amazing.

 

Q. What’s next for The Editorial Hub?

We have lots of new business coming our way and …… watch this space!

A New Hub

Welcome to The Editorial Hub Ltd’s new home, a website that reflects the organisation we are today: flexible, dynamic, and globally recognised.

The Editorial Hub Ltd as a company is constantly growing in terms of our portfolio, which currently stands at over 200 journals; our client base, which encompasses a wide range of publishers, institutions, and societies; our team of highly-skilled freelance publishing professionals who make up our Hub of Excellence; and the range of services we are pleased to provide.

 

New Services

We are delighted to now be offering both copy-editing and proofreading services to our existing and future clients.

Our team of highly-skilled copy-editors are standing by to offer you:

  • Light touch copy-editing – correcting spelling, punctuation, and grammar as well as checking referencing and style consistency.
  • Standard copy-editing – as above, plus checking consistency of style and tone as well as key terms used, and also ensuring that glossaries and indexes are in line with the publication’s protocols.
  • Substantive editing – as above, but with suggestions of more substantial additions/deletions be made to both the text and structure to ensure clarity and readability.
  • Proofreading – ensuring no errors remain in the spelling, punctuation, grammar and formatting of manuscripts before publication.

More information on all of the services we offer can be found on our Services page.

 

New Faces

Many of our fantastic team have been part of The Editorial Hub Ltd family for years, however we are always delighted to welcome talented new freelancers into our Hub of Excellence. Our most recent recruits boast a wealth of publishing experience, a range of academic backgrounds, and are based all over the world.

Under the guidance of our management team, our freelancers are able to take advantage of a flexible way of working which not only attracts highly-skilled and experienced publishing professionals, but ensures that we are able to offer our clients a reliable and continuous service 52 weeks a year.

If you are an experienced publishing professional looking for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you. Our ever-expanding client base means that we are always on the lookout for talented individuals based around the globe.

 

New Membership

The Editorial Hub Ltd has been an active member of UKSG, the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE), and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) for many years, and we are now delighted to be adding the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to this list.

COPE brings together all those involved in scholarly research and its publication with the aim of moving the culture of publishing towards one where ethical practices become a normal part of the publishing culture. Through our corporate membership of COPE, we demonstrate that The Editorial Hub Ltd, both on an organisational level and at the individual level of each of our team members, intends to follow the highest standards of publication ethics and to apply COPE principles of publication ethics. Through being fully informed by, and involved in, COPE’s activities, we apply best practice and advise our clients and their editors, referees and authors of optimal ethical peer-review practices.

 

New Website

We are therefore delighted to be bringing you this new website as a hub for all our activities. Our new online home will allow us to grow, evolve, and expand as we continue to find new ways to engage with the world of scholarly publishing and support each of our clients on their individual journeys.