As a writer and editor of educationaI and professional materials, I am able to draw on over 30 years' experience in English language and literacy education. This includes 14 years as a Senior Language Tutor at the University of Manchester, two years as a lexicographer at Cambridge University Press, and over five years as a writer and editor of study skills textbooks. As well as collaborating on a number of high-profile learner dictionaries, I have authored a well-regarded textbook on scientific writing with Routledge, and I am series editor and co-author of the popular Critical Study Skills series with Critical Publishing. In my writing and editing career, I have developed a detailed understanding of the publishing world and have guided a number of books through the proposal, manuscript and proof stages.
"Her work is always carefully considered and meticulous. Her work ethic and attention to detail are second to none and it is always a pleasure to collaborate with her." Julia Morris, Director, Critical Publishing
I have worked with many students, academics and professionals to help them improve the quality of their writing and communicate in a clear, effective way. I understand what it takes to create a successful text, from the foundations of coherent structure and organisation to the art of a well-turned phrase. I have expert knowledge of English grammar and punctuation, and have published my own guides on these. I have a true eye for detail, and you can be confident that I will edit and proofread your text to the very highest standard. Furthermore, as an active writer, I understand the writing process and the importance of writing with a target reader in mind. I edit with a writer's eye, and I can help you to communicate your voice and ideas with accuracy, precision and elegance. I can help you make your writing flow.
I believe that the best texts emerge if there is good communication and understanding between the author and the editor, and I will do my utmost to make sure this is the case. I am passionate about creating well-written, readable books which educate and inspire, and I look forward to collaborating with authors who share this vision.
Education & Reference
Engineering & Materials Science
Health & wellbeing
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Physics & Chemistry