About me

I have always enjoyed making anything I write as accurate as I can. On a daily basis I spot errors in news articles, websites, books, and it feels good to be able to help improve other peoples’ writing to make it as good as it can be prior to publication or submission.

My sound grounding in spelling, grammar and punctuation was drilled into me by an excellent English teacher at my secondary school in Kent. Teaching English as a foreign language to students following qualification through CELTA, the Cambridge Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults, further honed my accuracy with the English language. Having a degree in English Literature and Geography from Bath Spa University, and a Masters in Volcanology and Geological Hazards from Lancaster University, I am familiar with academic writing. I have undertaken the Proofreading: Introduction unassessed course, and passed the Proofreading: Headway assessed course through the CIEP, the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, to qualify me in proofreading. I now enjoy living in Lancaster.

I specialise in the following areas:

Environmental Science

I have a Combined Studies Honours Degree in English and Geography from Bath College of Higher Education, now Bath Spa University. A lifelong interest in geology led me to a Masters in Volcanology and Geological Hazards from Lancaster University, for which I gained Distinction.

Art

My Grandpa instilled a love of painting into me from a young age, taking me to galleries to see the artworks. I now enjoy painting and drawing myself, have had my work displayed in several exhibitions, have sold work, and have won prizes for my paintings.

Law

Having spent nearly four years in a London based High Court law firm including passing the Law for Law Librarians course, I am familiar with both ‘legalease’ and the absolute need for accuracy.

Business

Many years’ employment in Business Links assisting clients with their research taught me much about the business world and its language.

If you have any queries, please do get in touch with me.
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