Currently, I am editor to an author who has made an immediate impact with her distinctive writing style of crime novels.

 I provide a full editing service from the initial draft to the finished novel, whilst also having oversight of her website. The work is time-consuming and great fun. It is tremendously satisfying to see this author, who is dyslexic, receive excellent reviews for her first three books in her first year of becoming a professional writer.

I welcome enquiries from both established authors and those who are at the start of their journey.

Qualifications

With a Bachelor of Education Degree (Hons) from the University of Nottingham, a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Bath, and a Diploma in Proofreading (95%) by Distance Learning with NCC Home Learning, taught by Dr Deborah Anderson MPhil, PhD, University of Cambridge, a former lecturer of English and Applied Linguistics at this university, the day-to-day demands of dealing with authors are dealt with promptly and with precision.

 Career
 
Thirty years in education, as a teacher, deputy head and head, in schools with outstanding reputations, have shown me how to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. This experience is a real asset in my role as an editor.
 
 Retirement
 
I like to keep busy! For the first seven years of my retirement I built up a driving school from nothing, using teaching skills in a different way and achieving twice the national average pass rate. Being an editor is equally rewarding.