About

With nearly one and a half decades' experience of working in the business of words, I started my publishing career in 2005 as Editorial Assistant on a journal for the emergency services, later taking on Assistant Editor and Books Editor roles over the following nine years while working in-house. In 2014, I went freelance and became a Professional Member of the SfEP and an Advanced Professional Member in 2017.

 

Working from home in London, I offer editorial services to publishing, media and business clients (mostly on academic and medical texts), ably assisted by three feline helpers.

I specialise in several non-fiction areas: academic and STM. publications, trade press and corporate communications. Please see my Portfolio for the lowdown on what I've been busy with in recent months...

My recent clients include: Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Hodder Education, Whitefox, Quintessence Publishing, Velvet Apple Media, Open City, Tomorrow's Company, Runwild MediaCats Protection, Oxford Language Editing, Copernicus Publications, KVM books


Qualifications and professional development

  • Freelance Feature Writing — Honours Diploma 
    (London School of Journalism) 1997
     

  • BA Honours degree in English Literature
    (Roehampton University of Surrey) 2003

     

  • NCTJ Certificate in Periodical Journalism
    (NCTJ) 2003

     

  • Sub Editing and Design Course — Distinction
    (London School of Journalism) 2006
     

  • Advanced Copy-Editing
    (Publishing Training Centre) 2011​

     

  • Efficient editing: Strategies and tactics
    (SfEP) 2016

     

  • Proofreading 2: Progress (SfEP) 2016
     

  • Editing with Word (SfEP) 2016
     

  • Brush up your grammar (SfEP) 2017
     

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