Hello and welcome to my website.

I’m a hugely experienced editor, proofreader, writer, author, translator, reviewer and editorial adviser.

I am thoroughly professional and conscientious to a ‘t’ (or any other letter you may prefer) and, as you can see from my photo, I derive as much fun from my work as I hope to bring you.

Have a look at some of the records of my work and the testimonials I have received.

Please contact me any time for estimates, prices, timings or advice on what I can do for you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

There are hundreds of us about, so why choose me?

I like to say I was born with a pen in my hand. It’s nearly true. I was brought up bilingual and the conversation in my house when I was a child came back to words so often that we kept a dictionary on the dining table for reference during mealtime arguments.

I’m the author of 14 non-fiction books, for children and adults, and I learnt editing and proofreading the hard way: reading the proofs of my own books.

Since then, I have worked on books, papers and articles too many to count, for clients all over the world too many to mention.

I have also:

  • given support in literacy, including teaching English grammar and usage, to students at further education colleges
  • taught editing to graduates on a Professional Diploma in Publishing course
  • devised, led and taught the only Editing and Proofreading course at a further education college in the UK
  • taught trainee teachers in the final year of their course, setting and marking their written assignments.
  • been a visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire

I am:

Above all, I am:

  • sensitive to your editorial and writing needs, painstaking, thorough, fast and always giving of my best to create the best outcome for you, as my clients’ testimonials will verify.
  • fun to work with
  • very good at the job

Oh, and I have a pet White-shouldered Peahen called Poppy and a Silkie chicken called Sylvie.


Editor. Author & Writer. Translator. Literary Consultant. Proofreader. Language Specialist. Teacher.

What can I do for you?

Well, where to start?

Clearly, you have a manuscript or the idea for a manuscript up your sleeve and are wanting help to bring it out in the open, polish it and send it out into the world. Congratulations! You have come to the right place.

Here are some of the services I offer.

Editing, Proofreading, Rewriting, Preparation for Publishing

All genres, most formats


From French and German

Writing Advice/Consultancy/Tuition

Advice on writing for different audiences
Advice on thesis and dissertation writing and academic referencing
Tuition: English language, common usage, editing your own work

Get in touch


16 Myddelton Gardens
N21 2PA