Full-time freelance editing and writing – initially for global Reader's Digest, then Quarto, Bloomsbury, Ivy Press, Dorling Kindersley on projects including books on natural history, maths, ecology, feminism, classical music, mythology, and the Bible, and have also translated and edited French health titles and completed a new children's history-as-news project.
Originally employed as staff writer, later became commissioning editor and ran the children's book publishing.
Since 2013, self-employed - writing, editing, and translating books from French.
Why are owls regarded either as wise or as harbingers of doom? What gave rise to the fanciful belief that storks bring babies? Why is the eagle associated with victory, or the hummingbird with paradise? The answers are here in this new and engaging book. By re-telling the many legends, beliefs, proverbs, and predictions associated with more than 80 birds from many nations, it brings into focus... read more
Discover more than 85 of the most important ideas, movements, and events that have defined feminism and feminist thought throughout history with this original, graphic-led book.Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics, this book traces feminism and the feminist movement from its origins, through the suffragette movement of the 19th c... read more
The weird and wonderful world of insects boasts some of the strangest creatures found in nature, and caterpillars are perhaps the most bizarre of all. While most of us picture caterpillars as cute fuzzballs munching on leaves, there is much more to them than we imagine. A caterpillar’s survival hinges on finding enough food and defending itself from the array of natural enemies lined up to pou... read more
Rachel Carson loved nature since childhood. It was only natural for her to become one of the first conservation advocates and environmental scientists in the United States. Through detailed biography, the main content introduces readers to Carson as well as her work, including Silent Spring and its incredible influence on the United States and the pesticide industry. Sidebars complement unders... read more
This comprehensive A-Z guide covers 90 everyday health conditions and includes 170 natural remedies to combat them.Can Coenzyme Q10 really lower your blood pressure? Are chiropractors quacks? What is the Alexander Technique, anyway? How do you choose which herbs are most effective for treating anxiety and insomnia? Don’t worry – Doctors’ Favorite Natural Remedies will help. In recent times, do... read more
Without the American Revolution, there would be no United States. The impact of the war is undeniable. And yet studies of this conflict, essential in every elementary school, are often cursory. This valuable volume delivers a more complete look of the war, including the real experiences of soldiers on the frontlines as well as their families at home. Readers will be particularly interested in ... read more
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