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About

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.

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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, 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

  • 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 

  • Facebook

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