… completed an MA in Economic History at Leeds University (having previously gained an economics degree at the University of York) before his first role as Editor with Macmillan Press Ltd. Four years spent as Editor in Social Sciences at The Open University preceded his decision to turn freelance and he started his own editorial firm Keith Povey Editorial Services Ltd in 1980. An original member of the Society for Freelance Editors and Proofreaders, Keith has overseen the front-to-back editorial processing of thousands of academic (and other) texts.
Rich Marino …
… had a twenty-year career with Morgan Stanley, ending as Senior Vice-President. He also went on to earn a MSc Degree in Economic History (Research) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and is now the Principal Consultant for R.L. Marino Company, a corporate consulting firm focusing on the global economic activities of the emerging market economies. He has written a number of very well-received works on developing countries’ economies (including most recently The Future BRICS and Submerging Markets, both published by Palgrave Macmillan).
Rich has received the benefit of Keith Povey Editorial Services with his own work and, in 2014 (before joining the firm!) wrote:
I’ve written two books for Palgrave Macmillan in London. The subject matter for both books is the emerging markets. Moreover, both books contained numerous graphs, charts and figures. The copyeditor for the first book (Submerging Markets) was adequate and afterwards I was under the impression that was the norm for academic books. The copyeditor for the second one (The Future BRICS) was Keith Povey of Keith Povey Editorial Services Ltd in the UK. After working with Keith, I can say unequivocally that the difference between the two is like the difference between night and day. Keith was much more thorough and paid attention to every detail in the narrative as well as the data points presented in the book, and this supports the argument that not all copyeditors are the same.