Based in Preston, Lancashire, I am an editor with more than 33 years of experience in the biomedical/healthcare, business-to-business and academic sectors. I’m an Advanced Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.
As an employee, I edited and wrote in-depth profiles of pharmaceutical companies (covering finances, strategy, product development, marketing, R&D etc.), articles and newsletters, and was involved in the creation, testing and maintenance of various databases and websites. I have also proofread/copy-edited everything from a conference poster on an inherited genetic disease to an MSc project in computer science, books on philosophy and quantum physics, a bike shop website and charity gala programmes.
One of my strengths is editing prose written by non-English speakers, to make it read as though it was created by a native speaker via the correct use of colloquialisms etc. I’m equally comfortable editing British and American English, following The Chicago Manual of Style for the latter. I’m a high-level user of Word and Acrobat, moderately proficient in Excel and PowerPoint familiar with desktop publishing and can work on screen or with hard copy.
Whether you want one page of a website checked, need your annual report to be error-free or would like your first self-published book to have top-notch grammar, get in touch and let’s discuss how I can be of assistance with your professional or personal aims. I charge competitive rates, offer a discount to students, have professional indemnity insurance and am always happy to negotiate a price per project to help with your budgeting.