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About Me

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What I Love

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I am passionate about words and language. I love to work with clients on polishing and perfecting their writing, bringing clarity and beauty to your work and your message, whatever that may be.

I view editing as a collaboration, so I approach every project by getting to know you and your needs before tackling a single sentence. For me, editing and proofreading aren’t about being a stern teacher, or taking a red pen to something you’ve worked hard on; I care about your writing, and I want to work with you to make it as clear and as attractive as it can possibly be.

Words are powerful — choosing the right ones and presenting them in the best way can make all the difference in the world to you and your audience. That's where I can help!

Background

I studied English Language & Literature at the University of Aberdeen, and I also hold a Creative Writing certificate from The Open University. After deciding to make editing my full-time career, I trained with the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), obtaining industry-recognised qualifications in Copyediting and Proofreading.

Experience

I have worked as a:

  • Freelance Copyeditor and Proofreader

  • Recruitment Consultant

  • Transcriptionist and Subtitler

  • Local Government Administrator

  • Co-editor of Dactyl, a poetry and prose magazine

  • Sub-editor for SNACK Magazine, a Glasgow-based events and culture guide (and I still do! See my work here)

Each of these varied roles involved lots of writing, editing, fact-checking, and proofreading.

Professional Memberships

I’m an Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), and as such am guided by their professional codes and standards. I’m also a full member of ACES: The Society for Editing.

Languages

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I speak basic French and intermediate level Italian.

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig, agus tha mi toilichte a ’Ghàidhlig a bhruidhinn riut.

I am a Scottish Gaelic learner, and I'm happy to speak in Gaelic with you.