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A Bit About Me

My first paid job for proofreading was as a teenager, when my mum would pay me to check the end-of-year school reports before they were sent to parents. After graduating from the University of St Andrews with a First Class (Honours) Classical Studies degree, I was hired by a local business as an editor for their gemstone encyclopedia and offered a permanent position soon after.

Throughout my time with that company, I worked across a wide range of departments and businesses. This has given me the experience needed to be able to offer a bespoke proofreading and copyediting service on an extensive variety of material within the B2C sector.

I have a personal interest in mental health, the positive impact of exercise for wellbeing, and the benefits of intuitive eating – these are personal passions I would love to work on with you. After completing a Mental Health First Aid course in 2021, I became one of the Mental Health Champions for my local running club. I now write a quarterly newsletter for them, as well as running a few times a week (10k is my favourite).

In addition to my professional experience, I am an Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). You can find out more about my experience and specialist subjects or read some of my testimonials.

I live in Worcestershire with my husband and two sons, where we love spending as much time outside as possible. We also enjoy discovering new places camping in our campervan, which combines the opportunity to spend nearly all our time outdoors and catch up with all my reading!

Related to my personal interests, I’d recommend reading Just Eat It by Laura Thomas, Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig, and Period Power by Maisie Hill. My favourite memoir so far is The Salt Path by Raynor Winn.

Fiction-wise, my all-time favourite book is Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong; I’ll read anything based in or on Greco-Roman mythology; and my most recent discovery (and recommendation) is Fredrik Backman.

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