Recent projects include adult and children's fiction, memoirs, self-help manuals, YA fiction, poetry, guidebooks for Lost Guides and Lonely Planet, magazines (including Harrods, Weight Watchers, ShortList and Women's Weekly), websites (including Retail Week and Drapers) and newspapers (including The Independent, The Guardian, the i newspaper and The Sunday Times).
In addition, I am a writer myself, both of fiction and memoir, and have had short stories selected for anthologies by Spread the Word and Writefluence. As someone who writes, I understand the perspective of writers who are seeking editors and aim to handle your work with both sensitivity and honesty.
- BA (1st Class Hons) Communications and Cultural Studies
I provide a freelance editing and proofreading service for books, magazines, websites, newspapers and journals in the London area and via remote working.
I have considerable experience of editing children's fiction, both poetry and prose. I have also proofread and copy-edited both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for SilverWood Books, including the historical novel Sandra Eden's War, the memoir Cutie and the self-help text Coach-Sell-Teach-Tell.
My other clients have included Lost Guides, Lonely Planet, Immediate Media (pre-school magazines), The Independent, ShortList, Retail Week, Drapers, Woman's Weekly (including short story fiction), Harrods Magazine and The Sunday Times, among many others. For a complete list, please see my LinkedIn profile.
As a sub-editor at The Independent, The Independent on Sunday and i newspapers, my role involved sub-editing news, features, reviews and comment pieces for all three national newspapers and their supplements. Subjects ranged from national and international news to business, travel, entertainment and food.
In this role, I sub-edited news, features and comment pieces for the industry magazine and accompanying website Drapers, which covers all aspects of fashion business from supply chain and manufacturing to the collections themselves. Brands and retailers covered ranged from high street names to designer labels and independents.
Weight Watchers Magazine
As senior sub-editor and then chief sub-editor at Weight Watchers Magazine, a monthly newsstand and customer title published by River, my role involved editing all pages of the magazine, including success stories, recipes, fitness and health features, and writing advertorials as required.
Children & Young People Now
My role involved editing news and features for this then weekly trade magazine and website. As senior sub-editor, I worked on articles covering all aspects of working with children and young people, including the areas of social care, education, health and youth justice.
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