|Location||Northern Editorial, HIGHLAND, Scotland|
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Copy-editing, proofreading, developmental editing, indexing, research, website editing, copywriting
Books, travel guides, illustrated books, newsletters, multi-author books
Qualifications and awards
BA (Hons) Librarianship & Information Studies, Society of Indexers Accreditation
Copy-editing by distance learning – Merit (Publishing Training Centre), InDesign CC Training (Certitec), Introduction to Fiction Editing – one-day workshop & online course (SfEP), Creative Writing A215 (OU) – Distinction
Freelance since 2001
Lily Publications, Ferry Publications, Sandstone Press, self-publishing authors
I specialise in historical fiction and non-fiction (history, genealogy / family history, local history, archaeology, folklore / mythology, biography and memoir).
Other subjects: historical and modern maritime (specialist subject: ferries), biography, autobiography, popular culture, crafts, theatre, tarot, art and antiques, paranormal studies, personal development, media studies, New Age / mind, body, spirit / divination
Freelance editor with an eye for a mystery. When not editing a range of projects (mostly non-fiction) I can be found with my Sherlock hat on as a professional genealogist, or at the local theatre producing (and sometimes directing) shows and working with teenage actors.
Trained in librarianship and information studies, my early career as a university librarian (working in areas such as social sciences, overseeing a business library and running a large cataloguing department) means I understand the pressures of academic life. Over the years I have studied a variety of historical subjects (from genealogy to short courses such as archaeology, aerial archaeology, house histories and palaeography) along with gaining hands-on experience in a wide range of crafts. More recently I have concentrated my studies on forensic psychology, forensic science, Shakespeare and film-making.
We were very glad of your work and thoroughness. I will certainly be using you againIsobel Montgomery Campbell. 'Sebastian Shaw: The Man Beneath the Mask'