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This extends to a wide range of genres, including:

  • general adult fiction
  • children’s fiction & picture books
  • adult non-fiction (see below)
  • self-publishing projects
  • academic texts (journal articles, theses, dissertations)
  • editing of non-native English
  • work in translation
  • blog texts and editorials
Adult non-fiction subject areas:

  • biography/memoir
  • architecture
  • humour
  • true crime
  • sport
  • education
  • government reports
  • religion
  • biodynamic agriculture
  • parenting
  • popular science
  • mind, body, spirit
  • history
  • psychoanalysis
  • Celtic studies
  • general philosophy

A significant proportion of my work has involved editing texts by non-native speakers of English, or texts which have been translated into English by non-native English speakers.

In addition, I have:

  • project-managed, collated and contributed to an online training course
  • conducted training courses, seminars and workshops on a variety of editing-based topics and on aspects of freelancing (see Training)
  • contributed to various blogs
  • written cover blurbs, synopses and catalogue copy
  • commissioned artwork and book covers
  • assessed the in-house slush pile
  • evaluated entries for a literary prize
  • liaised directly with authors and illustrators
  • written school and university textbooks for Hong Kong and Mainland China
  • translated twinning documentation and general correspondence from Italian into English and vice versa
  • marketing experience