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 for Editors & Proofreaders
Editing with Word
Introduction to Fiction Editing
Advanced PerfectIt course
Mastering Styles and Templates
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.