Gerard Hill

Location: BRAMPTON, Cumbria

Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 016977 46370
Email: gerard@much-better-text.com
Website: BA, PGCE, AI

General Experience

Since qualifying in 1991, I have indexed a wide range of books, including Atlas of the World’s Languages (Routledge), The Virgil Encyclopedia (Wiley-Blackwell, 3 vols), Reconstructing the Lansdowne Collection (Hirmer, 2 vols) and The Golden Bough (Folio, 2 vols). I specialise in history, from ancient history (Livy, Tacitus, Polybius) to mediaeval (Wessex, Magna Carta) to modern (Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism), as well as current affairs (Lebanon, Ireland), social and economic history (China Trade and Empire), art (Seventeenth-century English Miniatures), letters (Van Gogh) and biography (In Isadora’s Steps). My index to The War with Hannibal (Folio) was highly commended by the Wheatley Medal panel.

Acting as editorial consultant to individuals and specialist publishers, I have a huge range of experience in copy-editing and proofreading, in which I also act as tutor, mentor and test writer. I specialise in rewriting for clarity, conciseness and readability, for a specific audience or for public information, and I can also offer ghostwriting.

Subjects

Ancient History

The War with Hannibal (Folio)
Polybius, The Rise of Rome (Folio)

Classical Studies

Thomas and Ziolkowski, The Virgil Encyclopedia (Wiley-Blackwell)
Davies and Wilkes, Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences (British Academy)

Art History

Angelicoussis, Reconstructing the Lansdowne Collection of Classical Sculpture (Hirmer)
Murdoch, Seventeenth-Century English Miniatures (V&A Museum)
Van Gogh, Letters (Folio)

Modern History

Johnstone et al., Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism (Wiley-Blackwell)
Harb, Channels of Resistance in Lebanon (I.B. Tauris)
Beevor and Vinogradova (eds), A Writer at War: Vasily Grossman, 1941-5 (Folio)

Mythology/Folklore

Bringhurst, A Story Sharp as a Knife (Folio)
Frazer, The Golden Bough (Folio)

Medieval History

Jones, The Hollow Crown (Faber)
Vincent et al., Magna Carta (Third Millennium)
Maalouf, The Crusades through Arab Eyes (Folio)


Tools

MACREX
Office 2016, Adobe Acrobat Pro XI, WinZip