From an early age, the origin of words and complexity of the English language, punctuation, and spelling all held me in a vice-like grip. Small wonder that writing/editing/proofreadingmore...From an early age, the origin of words and complexity of the English language, punctuation, and spelling all held me in a vice-like grip. Small wonder that writing/editing/proofreading became – and still are – a passion. The roots of my voyage – founded as a teenager in writing groups – blossomed into years of editing and proofreading in the legal sector as I navigated many diverse tributaries honing my craft.
I've now acquired 27 years' experience (yes, with certificates and testimonials to prove my worth, but nothing beats know-how). I write, correct, modify and condense, therefore, penning an epic extolling my expertise contradicts my work ethic. I have an amorous affinity with the written word and love what I do.
I'm a nitpicker and word nerd, proficient in achieving the seven Cs: clear, coherent, complete, concise, consistent, correct, credible content. I've achieved success in editing/proofreading covering a contrasting range of projects from political flyers, legal and environmental science dissertations and assignments, a range of legal documentation, medical works, websites, blogs, and magazine/newspaper articles through to every genre of short story, novella or novel (fiction or non-fiction). I've also worked on style guides, an essential tool to give an author their 'voice'. I have written several short stories, magazine articles, blog posts and web content and collaborated on chick lit novellas and dark satire. Currently, I am penning the first in a series of eight YA fantasy novels.
My meticulous attention to detail, no-nonsense approach and extensive lexicon ensures any completed assignment delivers quality results. I work with UK and US English, engaging with clients to accommodate core goals to produce outstanding work. When you hire me, you get a sociable, skilled professional, not a CV.
When not writing or picking nits, I enjoy reading, yoga, music, walking, cooking, museums, comedy clubs, quiz shows, dining out, and travel. I am animal qwackers, a wine connoisseur, have a zany sense of humour, and relish spending time exploring the great outdoors or basking in the company of family and friends. Oh, and as part of my insatiable hunger for words, I endeavour to add a new gem to my repertoire every day. Now, that's what I call devotion!