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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.

Since launching my editorial business I have been writing content for web developers Eonic and editing for a civil service organisation. I am also an associate editor at Bloodhound Books . I have done work for the charity Parentkind and for e-learning providers. I also do wordy tasks on a voluntary basis for the PTA at my children's school and for our Scout group.

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, The English Garden , 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, now known as the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

A faint but definite line of creative writing has always run parallel to my editorial life. I attend a weekly writers' workshop and have been taking writing classes with author Sarah Salway  I was an active member of Tunbridge Wells and District Writers' Circle for many years and I have attended creative writing courses with Linda James. I also kept a daily blog called Three Beautiful Things  for ten years.