While specialising in history and biography, I'm happy to edit manuscripts on practically any non-fiction subject. In particular, I have worked in a freelance capacity for several years copywriting, editing, proofing and project-managing web content, three recipes books and a collection of newsletters for a leading organic vegetable box company.
I'm eager to work with authors at all stages in the writing process – from offering developmental guidance on manuscripts in the draft phase, to copy-editing and proof-reading before self-publishing or submission to publishers. With my background studying, writing journal articles and giving tutorials at Cambridge, I can bring a high level of academic precision to a project. I'm equally enthusiastic about the challenge of helping create non-fiction that's accessible and compelling for the general reader.
I published a non-fiction history book in June 2021 with Picador, on experimental community-building across the world after the First World War. I also have a monograph in preparation with Cambridge University Press ('The Many Lives of Dartington Hall', 2022).
I worked for a lawyer for three years, and I am always interested in using my training in editing writing on the subject.
- Society of Authors/K Blundell Trust Award for Work in Progress (2020)
- University of Cambridge Honorary Vice Chancellor’s Award for PhD
- Prize Grant from the Cambridge Centre for History and Economics
- MPhil History University of Cambridge
- PhD History University of Cambridge
- BA History University of Cambridge
- GDL College of Law
- LPC College of Law
Riverford Organic Farmers
Freelance editor and copywriter for Riverford Organic Farmers. Researching, writing and project-managing for three books, newspaper articles, online copy and newsletters.
Commissioning, copy-editing, proofing and fact-checking history guides aimed at A-level students and the general reader.
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