Currently working freelance as a copy editor and proofreader. I am consultant editor to the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and carry out short-term contracts with international organisations, research institutes and UN agencies, including the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Plan International, Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), the World Bank, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). I have provided proofreading services for Practical Action Publishing and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and currently proofread the e-newsletter of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. I also work with another copy editor and graphic designers at HAND Edit and Design, where we pool our skills and offer a complete publishing service (from rough draft to final publication).
My roles at IIED include: Coordinating Editor: Climate Change Working Paper series (2011-2013); Co-editor: Participatory Learning and Action series (2004-2013); Editor: Gatekeeper series (2012-2013); Coordinator, Gender and Generation team (2010-2013); Production Editor: Haramata and Drylands Issue Papers (1991-2010).
Climate change and environmental degradation have intensified the pressures on crucial resources such as food and water security and air quality. In this collection, academic researchers and practitioners who have lived and worked in countries as geographically and culturally diverse as Brazil, China, India, Ghana, Palestine, Uganda and Venezuela draw on their wide-ranging international and in... read more
Beni-Amer cattle owners in the western part of the Horn of Africa are not only masters in cattle breeding, they are also knowledge sovereign, in terms of owning productive genes of cattle and the cognitive knowledge base crucial to sustainable development. The strong bonds between the Beni-Amer, their animals, and their environment constitute the basis of their ways of knowing, and much of the... read more
Action research is a term used to describe a family of related approaches that integrate theory and action with a goal of addressing important organizational, community, and social issues together with those who experience them. It focuses on the creation of areas for collaborative learning and the design, enactment and evaluation of liberating actions through combining action and research, re... read more
The world of research run by universities and other institutions is dominated by a culture that is white, upper-middle class and male. When people from communities that have previously been excluded are asked to take part in research – even participative research -- they are seldom able to do so on equal terms. Instead of being supported to draw on the expertise that they have gained from thei... read more
The Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted by 193 countries in 2015, set clear targets for ending hunger and undernutrition, as well as tackling poverty, inequality and the impact of climate change, by the year 2030. The vision they represent is an inclusive one, in which no one is left behind. It is also a collective one, in which the environment must be protected for the benefit o... read more
As never before, international aid is in the hands of ordinary people. Concerned citizens in wealthy countries are starting philanthropy groups, joining giving circles, and travelling internationally to lend support. Yet, they are torn between the feelings that ‘something’ must be done about global poverty and that foreign assistance is creating dependency and fueling corruption overseas.A gro... read more
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Eagle-eyed proofreader of non-fiction and scholarly books. Columbia Publishing Course alumna and native Brazilian Portuguese speaker.