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I am an editor and writer with 16 years of experience in a variety of settings including book publishing, websites, e-learning and consumer and B2B media. I am available for short-term projects calling for a diligent and creative wordsmith with technical skills and a passion for high quality pages.

I started out at the local paper in my home town, Tunbridge Wells, and have fond memories of my time at the Kent and Sussex Courier.  My next move was to a high-end consumer magazine and then I went on to the e-learning site Wellards Academy where I wrote and maintained a number of courses, including one about the NHS in Wales and another on heart disease.

After that, I went freelance and wrote features for another regional paper, Kent on Sunday and a boutique regional magazine, Index.  I was the launch editor for Canterbury Index. I got a taste for books during my time at small press publisher, Parapress, and that led to a series of courses with the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

Since then, I have been editing fiction for Bloodhound Books and non-fiction for various other clients, including the charity PTA UK and HMIC. I also do all the wordy things for the PTA at my son's school.

A faint but definite line of creative writing has always run parallel to my editorial life. I was an active member of Tunbridge Wells and District Writers' Circle for many years and I have attended creative writing courses with Sarah Salway and Linda James. I also kept a daily blog called Three Beautiful Things for ten years. I try to mark high days and holidays by writing a short story to share with friends. Here's a Halloween tale (PDF).