Skills: copy-editing, proofreading, project management
Subjects: education, especially French, German, Italian, English
Types of publication: textbooks, workbooks, audio scripts, on-screen interactives, teacher’s notes, multi-component courses; also university and business prospectuses, reports and brochures of all kinds
About me: I have over 20 years’ experience of freelance editorial work. My training came from working for two London publishers who specialised in foreign language education: BBC Languages and Mary Glasgow Publications. Since going freelance in 1993, I’ve worked continuously on MFL projects for major UK educational publishers.
I also work on other types of publication: I regularly edit prospectuses and brochures for the University of York; I project-managed the guidebook Child-friendly York for the local NCT; and I create and edit programmes and posters for York Musical Society concerts in York Minster.
I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, meaning that I have demonstrated a high level of competence and substantial experience in copy-editing and proofreading.
Location: York (central / Clifton)