I always offer a perceptive, professional approach to an author's work, whether I am copy editing or proofreading. 'Thorough' and 'thoughtful' are my middle names, a fact that has endeared me to a wide range of publishers. They know they can rely on me to work sensitively on a manuscript, and therefore invariably trust me to liaise directly with the author. My sense of humour has also served me well. especially in moments of editorial crisis.
- Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
Over the last 27 years, I have worked on most subjects, but my skills and knowledge base reside in English language and teaching/education titles. (My degree is in Linguistics - 2i from Sussex University.) Having said that, I have a strong interest in theatre, music, psychology and biography, and most humanities subjects. Modern fiction is another key area of my regular work, plus ecological and environmental topics. I am equally employed in copy editing and proofreading, and am keen to expand my project management capabilities.
Senior Production Editor in charge of a team of 20 freelancers and in-house team of five, working on French and Italian editions of Usborne titles (children's information books).