About Hester Higton
Hester started her working life as an academic historian and museum curator. In 2005 she moved into freelance editorial work, joining the Institute in the same year. She became an Advanced Professional Member in 2009 and an LCGI in Editorial Skills in 2013.
Hester’s primary editorial focus is academic texts in the arts and humanities, particularly history, theology and classics. She works for publishers and individual authors.
Hester was elected to the CIEP Council in September 2022. However, she’s been immersed in the Institute’s training programme for years. She was among the first batch of tutors recruited to work on new online courses in 2013 and has continued as a tutor since then.
She has also developed live webinar courses and enhanced the accessibility of the CIEP’s in-person training provision for editors all over the world. Efficient Editing launched in 2020 and Copyediting 1: Introduction in 2022.
She has brought all this experience to bear in discussions of the development of the new online training platform.