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  • More than 25 years’ experience (see About me).
  • Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).
  • Qualified (see About me).
  • Mentor for the SfEP’s Proofreading Mentoring scheme.
  • Tutor for the SfEP’s Introduction to Fiction Editing course.
  • Have worked on texts by authors such as JK Rowling, Nicola Morgan, Dr Phil Hammond, and John Humphreys.
  • Director of Publishing Scotland (2012–2014).
Fiction (adult, children’s and young adult)

  • Genres: mystery, thrillers, fantasy, adventure, literary, horror, historical, romance, crime, science fiction, etc. Please ask for further details.
  • Clients: publishing houses, out-of-house publishing, self-publishers, literary agencies and independent authors.
  • Awards: see Children’s fiction and Client Comments for details.

  • Single-author and multi-author works.
  • Illustrated and highly referenced texts.
  • Clients: publishing houses, out-of-house publishing, self-publishers and independent authors.
  • Genres: Biography, philosophy, true crime, architecture, self-help, mentoring, business, education, psychoanalysis, biodynamics, Anthroposophy, classics, humour, history, art, design, memoir, cookery, travel, education, and many others, as well as works in translation. Please ask for further details.
Academic proofreading

  • Academic journal articles, dissertations & theses.
  • Non-native English.
  • Clients: English language editing service providers and independent academics and students.
Other media

  • Illustrated children’s fiction.
  • Illustrated children’s picture books.
  • Blog texts.
  • Clients: Publishing houses, self-publishers and independent authors.
Additional skills

  • Cover blurbs, synopses and catalogue copy.
  • Commissioning artwork and book covers.
  • Assessing the in-house ‘slush’ pile.
  • Evaluating entries for a literary prize.
  • Liaising directly with authors and illustrators.
  • Writing school and university textbooks for Hong Kong and Mainland China.
  • Marketing experience.