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​​​​​​​​​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:
  • Cambridge Publishing Management​
  • Cambridge University Press
  • D&B UK
  • Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • John Murray Learning
  • ​Learning and Teaching Scotland (now part of Education Scotland)
  • The Policy Press
  • The Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee
  • Wearset Publishing Services
  • ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics​
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.

Previous employment
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)
If you require a more detailed CV, please get in touch.

Subject specialisms
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)
  • healthcare
  • linguistics
  • 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.

In 2015, I attended the Publishing Training Centre's Editing Digital Products and Editorial Project Management​ courses.​

Academic qualifications:
  • 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)