I am a Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), the UK's only editorial society and am bound by their Code of Practice.
I am committed to upholding standards of editorial excellence and to my continuing professional development.
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, my home is 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: well, that's where my meticulous eye for detail comes in!
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 of Editing and Proofreading
Editing with Word
Introduction to Fiction Editing
Advanced PerfectIt course
Mastering Styles and Templates
I am a natural teacher and currently offer tutoring services in proofreading and copy editing at the College of Media and Publishing where I give individual feedback to learners and provide additional help with grammar and punctuation issues.
If you need one-on-one tutoring in other areas, please get in touch.