I’m a Londoner, born and bred. I have a BA Hons in History and Politics (QMUL) and a MA in Public Administration (University of York). I travelled, lived, and worked in Asia for five years and settled in East London, close to the lovely Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
My work history includes public sector (government and international development NGOs), public health, management, and retail. Proofreading, editing, and writing copy was often part of my professional work. This included working with technical experts (researchers, scientists, health consultants, government specialists, etc) and helping them to develop their communications to their specialist and non-specialist stakeholders. Examples include: grant bids; donor reports; electoral forms and instructions (for the 2008 London Elections); health pamphlets; training materials for health practitioners in English and non-English speaking countries.
After having children, I began selling online (handmade baby blankets) and proofreading and editing on a freelance basis. As the editing work began to grow, I decided to invest in my training and development. In 2020, I became an Entry-level Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). I undertook professional training in proofreading and copywriting and am continuously engaged in professional development to increase and deepen my skills.
My editing experience and interests includes, but is not limited to, non-fiction, management, organizational change, health and wellbeing. mental health, fitness, yoga, pilates, parenting and education, home renovations and decor, sewing, gardening and food.
Work matters aside, I have two children, a love for Italian and Japanese snacks, and Japanese stationery. I’m a determined grower of things in my tiny, urban garden (it’s very hit-and-miss!). I’m not a good cook but I love to eat. I enjoy learning to sew garments, and (naturally) I love to read!
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