ABOUT ME

About the Editor

Education

  • First-Class Honours in Creative Writing.

  • Awarded the Creative Writing Tutors' Prize.

 

Professional

  • Five years' experience writing and editing copy.

  • Four years' experience in marketing.

  • Previous clients include short story writers and an academic publisher.

 

Qualifications/memberships

  • B/B- in the Chapterhouse Proofreading and Copy-editing course.

  • Pass in Introduction to Copy-Editing by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).

  • Pass in Copy-Editing Headway by the SfEP.

  • Pass in Editing Fiction by Publishing Training Centre.

  • Intermediate Member of the SfEP.

About the Human

I've been a writer since I could hold a pen. Here, you will see my first print book, Elliot the Cat. Words and pictures all my own. It had a print run of one and was very well received by my mother.

I went on to study Creative Writing at university where I had three more published stories – proper ones this time, not written in crayon.

It was around this time I realised I was a pedant. It can't be helped – but it can be put to use. So I became a copy-editor. Now I get paid to point out missing apostrophes instead of just losing friends over it. Every cloud, eh?