clarity, communication, consistency
I am a trained developmental editor, copyeditor and proofreader, and my aim is to help you produce prose to be proud of. No job too odd!
Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP).
Fiction specialisms: fantasy, YA, sci fi, romance, horror, crime and contemporary fiction.
Subject areas: arts, humanities, social sciences, memoir/autobiography, self-help and lifestyle.
Artist on the side!
I completed my proofreading training with the CIEP (then SfEP) in 2015 and went on to study copyediting with them later in the same year. Since then I have also trained in developmental editing. I find all three areas of work fulfilling in their own different ways! I would love to discuss your needs and find out how I can work with you to make your book, article, essay, thesis or dissertation the best it can be.
Most of my work is either directly with authors or for publishers. However, I also have considerable experience working for businesses who want to tighten up and polish their website copy, promotional materials or internal documents. If you think I can help you, do get in touch!
Before embarking on this career, I worked in administration and communication for non-profit organisations. I graduated in 2001 with a degree in Fine Art (Painting) from Loughborough University. My hobbies include art, knitting, drop spindle spinning and (very occasionally) jogging. I can also play the guitar (obnoxiously), the flute (to Grade 8) and the piano (badly), and I took voice lessons for a couple of years.