For ten years (minus a stint of maternity leave), I have been proofreading and copy editing. Words are what work for me. It all started with my degree, a M.Phil in Publishing, where I found that I had a natural talent for editing.
My first ‘job’ was reading over a friend’s PhD, that led to my work in academia. I’ve edited for many different subjects including physiotherapy, nursing, radiography and in-house university design publications.
A few more commissions led me into Life Sciences, Finance, Marketing and Web editing, where I edited annual reviews, financial research, technical documents and products.
Also, being a writer, I have a natural curiosity, so anything I don’t understand, I will question if I need to. My father used to call me ‘hawkeye’ as I didn’t miss anything, so whatever I edit I will strive to perfect.
I work to the code of practises set by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. Having joined them, I hope to refresh and continue my learning and development as an editor.
BA(Hons) Film & Media Studies & Marketing
M.Phil in Publishing Studies
Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma
Creative Writing Advanced Certificate
Copy Editing by Distant Learning, Publishing Training House
SfEP Proofreading 2: Headway