Hazel Bird

Wordstitch Editorial

Editorial Consultant and PRINCE2Ⓡ Practitioner Project Manager

Ross on Wye

About me

I offer editorial services that empower non-profits, charities, businesses and authors to confidently share their expertise and impact. I’m an artsy spreadsheetoholic who enjoys using a structured approach as a basis for nuanced, responsive editing. My bespoke editorial service sees the big-picture issues while pinpointing every detail. With around 15 years’ experience in publishing, I provide a steady hand and broad expertise on editorial projects ranging from articles, reports and books to multi-million-word encyclopedias. I’ve been described as ‘superhuman’ and a ‘secret weapon’, but until Tony Stark comes calling I’m dedicating my superpowers to text-based endeavours.


Journalist, newspaper or periodical editor Medical Communications


Proofreading & Editing Copy Writing & Editing Copy Preparing & Presenting Reports Project management Drafting & Writing Text

Work history

Freelance Editor and Project Manager

Wordstitch Editorial

Feb 2009 - Present

Since 2009 I have provided copyediting, proofreading, developmental editing and project management services to clients including Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust; BBC Bitesize; BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT; Behavioural Insights Team; DSC – Directory of Social Change; Dubai Future Foundation; Flemish Peace Institute; Inclusive Peace; LID Business Media; Oxford University Press; Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art; Quakers in Britain; Royal Osteoporosis Society; SIPRI – Stockholm International Peace Research Institute; University of Gloucestershire; Wiley Blackwell and individual authors.


Advanced Professional Member

Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, 2011

The highest level of membership of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, demonstrating extensive experience, training and references.

PRINCE2® Practitioner

AXELOS, 2021

The second tier of the UK's standard project management certification.