Editor Profile

 

I am a qualified, trained and experienced writer and editor.

 

My editorial career began in print journalism, where I was afforded opportunities to edit sections and supplements. Working with brands and websites provided me with further experience, including editing copy written by clients for whom English is a second language.

I now work in educational publishing as an editor at The Open University.

My background encompasses various fields, including: the arts, education, humanities, media and social science. I am curious and enthusiastic so I enjoy editing across a range of subject areas.

I am a qualified journalist (with industry gold-standard NCTJ accreditation) and have completed continuing professional development courses with The Publishing Training Centre. I am a graduate of both the London School of Economics and Political Science (BSc (Hons) LSE) and the Royal Academy of Dance (BA (Hons), RAD RTS).

 

Illustration of a laptop, books and a vase of flowers, on a purple background. Illustration by Gaia Leandri.

 


 

Continuing Professional Development

 

 

Rewriting and Substantive Editing (April 2021)

Virtual course delivered by The Publishing Training Centre

Professional development course for editors. Practical exercises and group discussion to consider how to assess and improve texts efficiently and effectively.

Included:

  • identifying and explaining problems with pieces of writing
  • developing and presenting solutions
  • adjusting level and tone
  • editing text written in English as a second language

Six CPD hours.

 

 

Introduction to Editorial Skills (March 2021)

Virtual course delivered by The Publishing Training Centre

Flagship training and development course for editorial staff.

Included:

  • practising key proofreading and copy-editing skills across a range of different types of content
  • participating through a blend of self-study exercises and group discussion
  • reflecting on editorial processes and responsibilities

Fifteen CPD hours.