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About

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.

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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

  • Self-publishing course

English Grammar Revolution

  • Get Smart & Stay Smart grammar course

Chartered Institute for Editors & Proofreaders

  • Editing with Word

  • Introduction to Fiction Editing

Cadman Editing

  • Advanced PerfectIt course

 

Using Word

  • Mastering Styles and Templates 

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Tutoring

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.

My work ethic and values

Throughout my working 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.