Editor and proofreaderI have been involved in writing, editing, proofreading and design for over twenty years. I work on fiction and non-fiction books, and also have experience in newsletters, magazines and websites. I am passionate about helping writers polish their work so that it will engage and absorb their readership, and it’s always an honour when I am asked!

I am also a publisher, running my own indie publishing house, Eyrie Press, as a not-for-profit community interest company. I am responsible for the day-to-day running of the company, including the editing, proofreading and book design. Running a small indie press is very much like self-publishing, so I know exactly how it feels!

As a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), I have trained in both copy-editing and proofreading, and abide by the CIEP Code of Practice.

Outside of publishing, I  have a degree in Psychology from the University of Southampton and am currently studying for a Masters in Psychology with the Open University. I have a background in various fields, including retail management, IT support and not-for-profit organisations. I also have a great interest in alternative education, having home educated my own four children for 15 years. I live in a small market town in East Anglia, where I am a founder member of a newly-formed arts collective. Any spare time I have is usually taken up with gaming, taking care of my cats and dog, reading (more books!), baking bread and running (to work off all the bread!).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.