About me and what I do

After 20 years working for the BBC in various business management and scheduling roles, I decided to turn my life upside down to fulfil a lifelong ambition to work in the publishing industry. I trained as a proofreader with the Publishing Training Centre, qualifying with merit, and have also completed courses in digital proofreading, on-screen editing and proofreading problems, as well as the SfEP’s highly respected mentoring programme.

I graduated with an MA in English Literature and Theatre Studies from the University of Glasgow and have always been an avid reader of a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction, but particularly of gritty crime novels and thrillers.

Based on my background in business and the media, as well as my other interests and passions, my specialist areas are:

  • Communication and media studies
  • Business and management
  • Leadership
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Organisational studies
  • Marketing
  • Literature and literary criticism
  • Popular culture
  • Comedy
  • Theatre
  • Current affairs
  • Broadcasting
  • Poker
  • Food and drink
  • Crime fiction and thrillers
  • General fiction

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and subscribe to its code of practice.