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Specialist in fiction editing for self-publishing authors.
I graduated from Loughborough University in 2001 with a degree in Fine Art (Painting). I worked in various administrative and managerial roles within the charity sector before becoming Director of Help For Writers in 2015. I am a Professional Member of the Society for Editors & Proofreaders.
Help For Writers provides a range of services for authors. Our core business is ebook distribution, and we can get your book into over 60 stores around the world. We also offer proofreading, copy-editing, typesetting, cover design, and marketing. If you’re interested in any other strands of our work I’d be delighted to tell you more.
Like all proofreaders and copy-editors, there are some subject areas that I’m more knowledgeable about than others. This makes my work in those areas quicker and easier because I don’t need to do so much fact-checking. My areas of specialist knowledge and experience in the non-fiction arena are:
In fiction I specialise in:
When I’m not working or looking after my young daughter, you’re most likely to find me knitting, drawing, painting, jogging, or reading a book about Anglo-Saxon history. You can see some of my artwork here. I also enjoy listening to music across a range of genres but particularly rock, metal, blues, goth, industrial and visual kei. I play the guitar and the piano with borderline competence. I am reasonably good at French and, being a language junkie, have tried my hand at various other languages including Japanese, Latvian and Russian.
Yes, this really is me and my desk (or, if you prefer, my desk and I).