Looking for sparkling words, editing or proofreading?

You’ve come to the right place.

I am a freelance journalist, writer, copy-editor, proofreader, occasional broadcaster and trainer.

I am available for writing assignments, subbing shifts and copy-editing, proofreading, corporate copywriting and creative content, freelance training and radio. I also provide editing services for independent authors. To find out more about any of these, please click on the tabs above.

Why you should hire me

  • I have several decades’ experience as a journalist and around 30 years’ experience as an editor in some form or other.
  • I’m an Advanced Professional Member of the CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading). It’s the highest tier of membership and indicates I am highly qualified. I also have a Licentiateship in Editing Skills (LCGI)  from the City and Guilds.
  • I have worked for newspapers, magazines, corporates and SMEs, book publishers and independent authors.
  • I have delivered training in freelance skills (particularly business skills) for the National Union of Journalists for some years. I am available to deliver training to companies or media groups such as trade union branches.
  • I work hard for my clients – I aim to deliver top quality work, on time and to brief, and am happy to go the extra mile to ensure you get the best results.

For a full CV, please visit my LinkedIn page.

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Specialist expertise

I have extensive experience in the following subject areas: investment finance/banking and tax, business and management, charities, culture, disability, food and drink, gender issues, human rights, management, music, personal development and sexuality.

Recent clients

My client list currently includes the Congleton Chronicle, Intelligent Sourcing Magazine, Screenjabber.com, Hodder & Stoughton,  Wolters Kluwer, Open Data Institute, Black Solicitors Network, Manchester City Council, Exacta Translations, Recruitment & Employment Confederation, Unbound Books, Bloomsbury, European Bank for Research and Development, Constable & Robinson, plus private individuals (independent authors, students).