I assisted on several titles and authors, across a range of commercial genres including crime fiction, historical fiction and women's fiction. I was responsible for producing e-Book files for publication, making sure they were of the highest standard for our readers.
I also have experience in reading submitted manuscripts and providing detailed feedback to authors and agents.
During this traineeship I assisted in providing key structural edits on many literary titles including 'How to Kidnap the Rich' by Rahul Raina, 'Surrogate' by Susan Spindler and 'Cold Sun' by Anita Sivakumaran.
I assisted in editing and proofreading various titles including 'The Boxing Diaries' by Marion Dunn and 'Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Vampire Menace' by Olga Wojtas.
I was responsible for editing and proofing several manuscripts including the poetry collection 'Road Trip' by Marvin Thompson.
I researched and wrote feature articles for The Courier newspaper in Dundee. I was soon promoted to Content Creator and Editor of a new online platform called SeeDundee. I used my knowledge of Dundee and my journalism skills to write high quality articles on various subjects.
LONGLISTED FOR THE COMEDY WOMEN IN PRINT PRIZEFifty-something librarian Shona is a proud former pupil of the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, but has a deep loathing for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, which she thinks gives her alma mater a bad name.Impeccably educated and an accomplished martial artist, linguist and musician, Shona is personally selected by Marcia Blaine herself to travel back... read more
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From story and character arcs to word choice and diction, I can help your book put its best foot forward—history or mystery, edit or index.
Experienced, enthusiastic and versatile editor who loves getting to grips with a difficult draft of a novel or tackling non-fiction.