Freelance professional indexer, accredited by the Society of Indexers in the UK. I work both with publishers and directly with authors. Recent work includes books on art history, literary criticism, biography and history.
Management of collaborative activities with other educational institutions, including policy and strategy development, quality assurance, contract development, relationship management.
Dame Clara Butt (1872-1936) was one of the most celebrated singers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, a symbol of the glory of a Britain on whose Empire the sun never set. Standing an Amazonian 6'2" tall, Clara had a glorious contralto voice of such power that when she sang in Dover, Sir Thomas Beecham swore she could be heard in Calais. A friend of the royal family, Clara was made a Dame in... read more
The First Adman reveals the untold story of how modern advertising was pioneered 200 years ago by the entrepreneur, self-publicist and dodgy Member of Parliament, Thomas Bish. Royalty and politicians courted this early media star and society figure, who was one of the best-known men in the land and allegedly more famous than the prime minister himself. Drawing on previously inaccessible contem... read more
In his study of the journalist George Augustus Sala, Peter Blake discusses the way Salaa (TM)s personal style, along with his innovations in form, influenced the New Journalism at the end of the nineteenth century. Blake places Sala at the centre of nineteenth-century newspapers and periodicals and examines his prolific contributions to newspapers and periodicals in the context of contemporary... read more
Below the Fairy City: A Life of Jerome K. Jerome The life of Jerome K. Jerome, (1859-1927) author of "Three Men in a Boat, " has been left unexplored. Oulton unearths hitherto unknown details of his early life in Walsall and follows his momentous move to the Fairy City of London, where a formative encounter with Charles Dickens influenced his choice of profession. Full description
Albert Smith is one of the most famous Victorians of whom you've probably never heard. During his lifetime, he was a household name, thrilling audiences with his Ascent of Mont Blanc show at London's Egyptian Hall. An inveterate showman, Smith was also a doctor, journalist, raconteur, novelist, travel writer, and playwright. His many talents were outstripped only by his boundless self-belief a... read more
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Mostly I edit, but I also find opportunities to write about food, religion, heart surgery, ex-convicts, and many other fascinating topics.
Specialties: biography/memoir, trade history, family history, literature, genre fiction. Chicago Manual of Style expert. 25+ years' exp.