I graduated with an MA (Hons) in English Language and Music from the University of Glasgow in 1994. After this, I went on to complete a CTEFLA qualification, which gave me the opportunity to teach English as a foreign language in Warsaw, Bari, Eastbourne and Cambridge.
In 2000, I returned to Glasgow to take up a position as a commissioning editor for a distance-learning publisher. My work experience up until that point, combined with my passion for detail and accuracy, led me to start proofreading while working there, and I became a self-employed proofreader and copy-editor in 2004, shortly after the birth of my first daughter.
Since becoming self-employed, I have proofread and copy-edited a wide variety of documents, including academic articles, annual reports, brochures, catalogues, mailings, procurement reports, prospectuses and websites. I have also proofread over 200 higher education modules and several distance learning courses.
I am an associate of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (sfep), a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders. See Links page for details.