I worked in editorial roles in-house for five years and developed strong project management, copyediting and proofreading skills. I have been a freelance editor since 2014.
I have commissioned textbooks and eBooks for International Baccalaureate, International GCSE and International A Level, among others. I also have significant experience of both print and digital projects.
My debut novel Mystery in the Palace of Westminster – a middle grade mystery book – has been an Amazon bestseller in its category.
In my spare time I like to read and potter about in my balcony garden. I am also a Director for the management company that runs my block of flats. My interests include theatre and ballet.
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Freelance publishing professional
Project Editor, Pearson Education Ltd
During my time at Pearson Education I worked on products – both textbooks and eBooks – for primary and secondary international curricula, as well as resources for schools in the Middle East. I managed course materials from completed manuscript to handover to production. This included creating schedules and budgets for my projects, as well as commissioning freelancers.
Desk Editor, Athena Press Ltd
At Athena Press I worked on a variety of genres, including poetry, fiction, autobiography and science fiction. I was given extensive one-to-one in-house training on copyediting and proofreading, which I consolidated in my day-to-day role.
Education & training
Editing Digital Content – CIEP, 2021
Finance for Non-Financial Managers – QA, May 2013
Digital Editing – Publishing Training Centre, September 2012
Permissions – Internal (Pearson), June 2011
Editorial Management – Internal (Pearson), April 2011
Managing Digital Products – Publishing Training Centre, October 2010
The University of Reading, 2005-2008
BA 1st Class Hons, English Literature and Classical Studies.
I also have A Levels in English, History and French, grades A–C.