I am a Professional member of the Chartered Institute for Editors and Proofreaders (CIEP), the UK's only editorial society and am bound by their Code of Practice. I am committed to upholding standards of editorial excellence.
Before I trained as a professional editor and proofreader, I spent 20 years working in administration in London, including eight years in the music industry at EMI Music International.
I live on a small island in the Caribbean, and when I'm in the UK, down in Dartmouth, Devon.
I'm also a writer
As an author, I understand the process and the challenges in writing and being edited
As a copy editor, I edit with a light touch, always respecting the author’s voice and intention
As a proofreader, that's where my meticulous eye for detail comes in
My work ethic and values
Throughout my professional life, my core values have remained the same. I am professional, easy to work with, honest, reliable and thorough.
Above all, I love what I do and am committed to my continuing professional development.
Qualifications & training
St Andrews University, Scotland
MA (Ord) English Literature & Language, History
College of Media & Publishing
Proofreading & copy editing course
English Grammar Revolution
Get Smart & Stay Smart grammar course
Chartered Institute for Editors & Proofreaders
Editing with Word
Introduction to Fiction Editing
Advanced PerfectIt course
Mastering Styles and Templates