I began my editorial career in May 2000, and started taking on occasional freelance editorial work from August 2003. I started my own editorial business in January 2009.
I became an Ordinary member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders
in 2007, and upgraded to Advanced membership in 2011; following changes to the Society's membership structure in 2015, I am now an Advanced Professional member.
Organisations that I have worked for on a freelance basis include:
as well as individual economists and academics, and postgraduate students.
In 2009, I worked with the Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, to build a database of exercises aimed at improving students' writing skills.
I held full-time editorial positions with the following organisations:
- Learning and Teaching Scotland (Content Quality Manager, 2006-08)
- D&B UK (Senior Editor, 2003-06)
- Continuum International Publishing (Desk Editor, 2003)
- The Prospect Shop (Data Sources Editor, 2000-03)
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I mainly work on publications related to economics, politics and social policy. I have also edited and proofread publications and documents in the following fields:
- business information
- education (policy, strategy and support materials)
- English as a Foreign/Second Language (support materials)
- world faiths
Training and qualifications
I have completed the following courses run by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP):
- Introduction to proofreading (2006)
- Introduction to copy-editing (2006)
- Brush up your grammar (2006)
- On-screen editing 1 (2009)
In 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2016, I attended the SfEP's annual national conference. I was on the organising committee for the 2010 conference in Glasgow.
- BA (Hons) Languages and Linguistics (2:1, University of York, 1998)
- A levels: Economics (B, 2005); English Literature (A, 1995); French (B, 1995); General Studies (C, 1995); Sociology (A, 1995)