Special projects director

The CIEP's special projects director is Vanessa Plaister. You can contact Vanessa by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Vanessa is also a vice-chair.

About Vanessa Plaister

Vanessa started her career in editing in 2003, as part of an in-house team with the (then) Institute of Financial Services. When she relocated to views of Glastonbury Tor a few years later, long before COVID-19 normalised working from home, CIEP (then SfEP) membership and an entry in the Directory of Editorial Services generated her first freelance job within weeks.

She became an Advanced (now Advanced Professional) Member in 2011 and joined the CIEP Council in 2018.

Vanessa is passionate about issues of equality, diversity and inclusion personally, politically and professionally, and about the relationship between these and language.

While freelancing, she has worked on substance spanning property marketing material, through a nuclear laundry’s 80-document procedural portfolio, to a multinational publisher’s 1,250,000-wd authority on civil costs. But a glance at the select portfolio displayed in Vanessa's CIEP Directory entry will demonstrate her increasing focus on bringing her passions into her practice.

Vanessa relocated again at the end of 2021 – this time, across an ocean, to the banks of the Kitchissippi and the edge of the Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada – and is excited to be among the CIEP’s growing international membership.

Special projects director

Vanessa Plaister, special projects director and vice-chair