I provide a freelance editing and proofreading service for books, magazines, websites, newspapers and journals in the London area and via remote working.
My clients have included the i newspaper, ShortList, Retail Week, Drapers, Woman's Weekly (including short story fiction), Harrods Magazine, Lonely Planet (including guidebook content), Immediate Media (pre-school magazines) and The Sunday Times, among many others. For a complete list, please see my LinkedIn profile.
I also have experience of editing first-draft children's fiction, including the book Kosmic and Raven, published by Crimson Cloak Publishing, and children's poetry.
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, using Adobe InCopy and Atex content management software. This role required speed, accuracy and attention to detail, as well as the ability to write engaging headlines.
In this role, I sub-edited news, features and comment pieces using Adobe InDesign and content management software for the magazine and accompanying website,. I also provided cover for the production editor, including one six-week stint, which involved managing freelancers, chasing up copy and layouts to meet deadlines, and creating flatplans.
As chief sub-editor at Weight Watchers Magazine, a monthly newsstand and customer title published by River, I was responsible for the smooth workflow of the magazine from raw copy through to printed product. I managed two sub-editors, along with freelancers as required, and liaised with clients on a daily basis.
As senior sub-editor, my role involved editing all pages of the magazine using Adobe InDesign, including success stories, recipes, fitness and health features, and writing advertorials as required.
My role involved editing news and features for this then weekly trade magazine and website using Adobe InDesign and content management software. As senior sub-editor, I frequently covered for the production editor, which involved managing freelancers and other staff members, as well as creating flatplans.
Kosmic and Raven are two cats with wings who had never met until one eventful day when an escape attempt goes horribly wrong. One must rescue the other, but he needs to learn how to fly first! Will Spirit the unicorn help? Can Kosmic save his new friend in time? Will Viper, the evil green dragon seek his revenge? Whatever happens, Kosmic and Raven will surely become kitty best friends forever!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise magnificent Sydney Harbour, grab a coffee in a Melbourne laneway or head off on an outback adventure; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your... read more
Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Colombia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander through the bougainvillea-lined streets and magnificent squares of Cartagena’s Old Town, hike through majestic tropical scenery on a jungle walk to Ciudad Perdida, and learn to danc... read more
Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Best of Spain is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feast your eyes on fine-arts capital Madrid, hike the spectacular ranges of the Pyrenees, and take in some flamenco in quintessentially Spanish Seville – all with your trusted travel ... read more
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Calm and creative travel and arts editor and project manager with extensive experience gained at Rough Guides and V&A Publishing.
Trusted non-fiction copy editor and proofreader with a wealth of experience. Helping authors to create books that people love to read.