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
- Organisational behaviour
- Organisational studies
- Literature and literary criticism
- Popular culture
- Current affairs
- 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.