Writing an editing on a grand scale

The story so far

Ask any freelance editor how they arrived at their chosen career, and you’ll probably be rewarded with an unlikely, often unwieldy, tale. Mine’s no different: I began my career interning at a newspaper in Kathmandu, Nepal, before working for journals, magazines and INGOs based in and around that sacred valley.

Nowadays I live in South Manchester, UK, but maintain links with authors and organisations all over the world. I’m passionate about working with new clients and getting a glimpse into their fields of expertise. I love helping authors develop works in progress as much as I relish that final scroll through a finished, formatted document.


Credentials and Training

I’m a Professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, which is the largest professional organisation for editors in the UK. I’m bound by the society’s Code of Practice.

Alongside eight years of experience working in-house and independently, I’ve completed the following training courses:

Advanced PerfectIt
Cadman Training Services | November 2018

Introduction to PerfectIt
Cadman Training Services | November 2018

Copy-editing 2: Headway
SfEP | March 2018

Successful Editorial Freelancing
Publishing Training Centre | July 2017

You can read more about my working history on LinkedIn.

Meeting your needs

Clients come to me at a variety of stages: some are just about to embark upon a new project and are looking for general advice and professional support. Others are all but finished and looking for the reassurance of a second pair of eyes.

Most, however, fall somewhere in between, and it can be difficult to identify what you need, and how someone like me can help. To make things easier, I’ve divided my core services into three categories: copywritingcopy-editing and proofreading. I also provide a specialist academic proofreading service for students completing longer, research-led assignments like theses and dissertations.

You may find that your requirements cover more than one of these categories, or that you need support I haven’t mentioned above. That’s totally normal! I’ll always work with you to establish your objectives and provide a suite of services based on your needs.