My Employment

Employment and Self-Employment

I have also had various periods of unemployment, short and long, not fully recorded.

(1962-64): General Clerk, Associated Electrical Industries, Avonmore Trading Estate, West Kensington, London.

(1965-66?): 'Assisted' my father to run a village store in Hextable, Kent.
He had been made redundant about three times from his work as an engineer's patternmaker, and worked independently for a while until his business partner (Dicker) decided to emigrate, after which he took up shop-keeping.

(1967?-1973): Bonus Clerk, J. & E. Hall Ltd (later renamed Hall Thermotank), Dartford Kent.
At this time I also began to learn to do some printing using an Adana hand-press.

(1974-75): Editorial Assistant, Society of Chemical Industry, 14 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS.
Preparing the magazine Chemistry & Industry for the printers.

(1975-76): Self-employed as letterpress printer, Walton-on-Naze, Essex.

(1976-79): Subeditor, Institution of Chemical Engineers, 165-171 Railway Terrace, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3HQ.
Working on The Chemical Engineer monthly magazine.

(1979-80): Self-employed briefly as freelance. Some indexing.

(1980-82): Assistant Scientific Editor, Taylor & Francis Ltd, 4 John Street, London WC1N 2ET.
[Now Taylor & Francis Group plc, 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE.]
Work on the ‘International Journals’ of Electronics, Control, and Systems Science.

(1982-84): Publications Officer, Institution of Chemical Engineers,
165-171 Railway Terrace, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3HQ.
Responsible for Transactions journal, including correspondence with authors, arranging refereeing of papers, copy editing, proof reading, liaison with printers, attendance at Editorial Board meetings. Also 'Special Publications' (A5 softcover books) and assisting in production of the 'Symposium Series' (conference proceedings).

(1985-90): Tried running a shop, Bohemia Road, Hastings, but gave up when the poll tax and business rate changes were introduced. At the same time I was also doing freelance editorial work, mainly proof reading, some copy editing and indexing.

(1986-2005): Freelance Editor. Proof reading and copy editing of technical books and journals for publishers, including:
Applied Science Publishers (?).
Blackies Academic & Professional, Wester Cleddens Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 2NZ.
Butterworth–Heinemann, Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP.
Cadogan Books Ltd, 3rd Floor, 27–29 Berwick Street, London W1V 3RF.
Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB.
Keyword Publishing Services, 40 Cambridge Road, Barking Essex IG11 8NW.
Oxford University Press, Science, Medical ∓ Journals Division, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.
Wells Medical, Chapel Place, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1BP

1998 (3 August - 11 September): Technical Writer, B & A Engineering Co Ltd, Wylie Systems, Drury Lane, Hastings, TN34 1XS Revising technical manuals on-screen.

(1999-): Moved to Leicester in 1999, obtained a computer, took some lessons on HTML at Stayfree, and set up email.
Began to set up web-pages devoted to my hobby interests, including one for the Leicester Secular Society.

Journals worked on

Chemistry & Industry. Society of Chemical Industry.
The Chemical Engineer. Institution of Chemical Engineers.
Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (also known as Chemical Engineering Research & Design).
International Journal of Electronics. Taylor & Francis.
International Journal of Systems Science. Taylor & Francis.
International Journal of Control. Taylor & Francis.
Chemical Engineering Science Keyword (one special issue).
British Chess Magazine. (1988-89 index).
Medical Engineering & Physics. Butterworth–Heinemann, and later Elsevier Science.
Research and clinical forums. (series). Wells Medical.
Biochemical Pharmacology. Keyword (for Pergamon), later Elsevier Science.
Phytochemistry. Keyword (for Pergamon), later Elsevier Science, 1997.

Books worked on

Having worked for the Institution of Chemical Engineers much of my subsequent freelance work was in that field though my interests have always been much wider.

before 1997
Gordon & Breach. Bacry: Lectures on group theory and particle theory. (index)
W. H. Allen. A guide to narrow-gauge railways on the continent. (index)
Oxford. Process development: fine chemicals from grams to kilograms.
Keyword. Adsorption calculations and modeling. (US spelling)
Oxford. Beginning mathematics for chemistry.
Blackies/Chapman & Hall. Handbook of surfactants.
Blackies/Chapman & Hall. Fermented beverage production.
Blackies/Chapman & Hall. Handbook of biocide and preservative use.
Keyword. Mas-Colell: Microeconomic theory.
Oxford. Kirby: Stereoelectronic effects.
Oxford. Steiner: The chemistry maths book.
Oxford. Lawrence: Foundations of physical chemistry.
Oxford. Compton & Sanders: Electrode potentials.
Keyword. Campbell & Craglia: GIS diffusion.
Oxford. Stone: The theory of intermolecular forces.
Oxford. Introduction to organic spectroscopy.

RICH/SCHMIDT: Schaum's Review of Elementary Mathematics. (2nd edn). [Keyword]
DAVIS/FALCONER: J.J. Thomson and the Discovery of the Electron. [Keyword for Taylor & Francis]
CAFFERTY/TAIMANOV: History of the USSR Chess Championships. [Cadogan Books]
PHOENIX: Introductory Mathematics for the Life Sciences. [Keyword]
AKAY: Time Frequency and Wavelets in Biomedical Signal. Processing [Keyword]

BAKER: Selected International Investment Portfolios.
MOORE: Fungal Morphogenesis.

PILLINER: Horse Nutrition and Feeding. (2nd edn).
WERNER/MITTRA: Frontiers in Electromagnetics.

MORTON: Radical Food. (3 vols).
NEWELL: Climate for Change.
MONAHAN: Management Decision Making.
AKAY: Nonlinear Biomedical Signal Processing. (2 vols).
SAMAD: Perspectives in Control.
BOTT et al: Professional Issues in Software Engineering. (3rd edn).
FIELD & LEICESTER: Lifelong Learning.
JONES & TOBA: Wind Stress over the Ocean.

BARKER/SCHAMILOGLU: High Power Microwave Sources and Technologies.
WATTS: Isostasy and Flexure of the Lithosphere.
JOEL/KELLY: The Nursing Experience. (4th edn).
NAUMAN: Chemical Reactor Design, Optimization and Scaleup.

KOHSE-HÖINGHAUS/JEFFRIES: Applied Combustion Diagnostics.
CDROM Learning and Development (National Occupational Standards) [Employment NTO, Kimberley House, 47 Vaughan Way, Leicester LE1 4SG]