Qualifications and training

I am one of the few remaining copyeditors who learned the craft "sitting with Nellie" in the editorial department of a major publishing house.


After university, where I studied Biochemistry and Marine Biology, I spent two years in the journals production department at Pergamon Press in Oxford, learning all the basic editorial skills. I then moved to Blandford Press, Poole, to work as an editor on full-colour trade books.


I went freelance in 1987 and have worked full time ever since.


Formal qualifications

BSc degree in Biochemistry and Marine Biology (2:1)
University College of North Wales, Bangor

Registered Copy Editor
Society for Editors and Proofreaders

EMFEC Certificate in Information Technology
Quark Express and Photoshop
Arts Institute, Bournemouth

Introduction to HTML
The Bournemouth and Poole College