Skills: editing, copy-editing, proofreading, project management
Subjects: education, especially school literacy, history, primary maths; fiction, general non-fiction and biography for all ages; arts and culture
Types of publication: textbooks, workbooks, novels, school materials, magazines
Editing in all aspects of education publishing – especially children’s school materials – has been my career since the 1980s. Since leaving the University of York in 2017, where I worked for 12 years as Publications Manager, I have returned to freelancing and widened my field to include fiction, general non-fiction and arts and culture.
I have extensive experience, with high-level copy editing and proofreading skills. I am known for my ability to ensure that text is clear, accurate and aligns with relevant style; excellent time management and organisational skills; a keen eye for design and typography; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. I understand the importance of teamwork, working precisely to schedule, asking the right questions and thinking ahead to the next step.
Location: Beverley, East Yorkshire