I am an experienced editor and proof reader. For 20 years I worked on hotel, pub, restaurant, B&B and days out guides, performing all kinds of editorial tasks. Although my past is mainly in travel guides, I would like my future to be in editing fiction and long-form non-fiction. I'm an avid reader, and collector of vintage paperbacks and comics. Other interests include cinema, music, walking, and gaming (console and board).
Freelancing is a new project for me. After 20 years at the AA, I am trying my hand at something more adventurous. I hope I can help you with your latest project.
At the AA I did editorial work on all the Lifestyle Guides publications. These include the Hotel Guide, B and B Guide, Restaurant Guide, Days Out Guide, Pub Guide and various guides to the UK. I also worked on the AA's website content. Work on the guides included proofreading, copy writing, copy editing, commissioning features and content providers, as well as working with the AA inspectors and various other third parties. I also did some picture research, quite a lot of InDesign work, and created solutions to generate complete guides from a database.
With all the information you need to enjoy a perfect day out in Britain and Ireland, this colourful guide is the perfect companion for organising family days out or weekend breaks throughout the year. With over 2,000 places to visit, the guide offers a wide variety of sites.
The stereotypical image of Cornwall is captivating enough: craggy cliffs, smugglers' coves and surfers hanging ten offshore. But peek behind the nautical bunting and popular tourist resorts and you'll discover the real Cornwall - a compelling land of myth, legend, dramatic scenery and rich culture - The AA Guide to Cornwall gives you all you need to know to get the most out of your visit to th... read more
The best motorcycle riding routes in Britain, tried and tested by RiDE magazine. Written by RiDE Magazine's Simon Weir and with introduction by Charlie Boorman, Bikers' Britain is all about the best roads for motorcyclists in the UK, from open throttle straights to expert curves, from soaring mountains to windswept coastlines. It's for the five million native riders and the tens of thousands w... read more
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Careful, insightful editing for your how-to, outdoor sports, boating or other nonfiction work. From editorial assessment to copyedits.
Professional editor and writer, specialising in non-fiction (self-help and business), blogging and travel writing.