Since moving from London to Scotland in 2000 I have worked part-time, around the care of my younger child who has severe and complex special needs resulting from a rare chromosome disorder. I have undertaken freelance research and editing for Phaidon Press, National Trust Publications and Creative Education Trust. I set up and compiled The Haddington Notebook, my own desk-top publication, which I distributed locally. In 2013 I wrote an article for the Guardian, and in 2016 self-published a memoir about my experiences with the inner ear disorder Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome. I edited and proof read the whole book.
I have written a series of online articles related to the book for The Mighty, Action on Hearing Loss, Hearing Health Matters,The British Tinnitus Association, Eurodis and Rare Disease UK. My peer-reviewed article Ménierè’s: Why Its Diagnosis Calls For More Careful Evaluation was published in the BJGP, December 2017. In November 2016 I won joint first prize for a scientific essay for The Ménière’s Society.
I am a very accomplished and careful editor, and enjoy working on a wide range of projects.
Phaidon Press is an international art and design book publishing company with an outstanding reputation. I was in charge of the Picture Department during the crucial years when the company was being reshaped and revitalised by its new owner Richard Schlagman. I researched and edited many book titles myself, commissioned photographers, and also managed a team of in-house and freelance picture researchers. We worked on titles which covered all aspects of art, architecture and design.
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Versatile editor with more than 15 years of experience in educational publishing at major houses and across a variety of subjects
Editor/writer with broad experience in book publishing, with specialties in mass market fiction and health /medical nonfiction.