About me

Words are what work for me.  My love for them has led me to become a proofreader and copy editor, as well as a writer on the side.  It all started with writing a diary at age 8 that naturally led to a degree 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.

Fiction editing is something I would like to do in the near future.  I’m currently doing some training in it.

I work to the code of practises set by the Chartered Institute for Editing and Proofreading (ciep – formally the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)) .  Using their training opportunities, I continue to learn and development as an editor.

Qualifications

BA(Hons) Film & Media Studies & Marketing

M.Phil in Publishing Studies

Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma

Creative Writing Advanced Certificate

 

Courses

Copy Editing by Distant Learning, Publishing Training House

SfEP Proofreading 2: Headway

Editing with Word