With over 25 years’ editorial experience, both freelance and in-house, I specialise in international development; globalisation studies; politics, philosophy and economics. I also have a background in practical tropical agriculture.
Bringing these areas together, in 2017 I gained an MA in Communication for Development from the University of Malmö.
I offer a range of publishing services, from basic copy-editing to rewriting and repurposing, always with the reader in mind. Working closely with the text, I also offer intelligent layout and picture research services that can short-circuit the layout process, resulting in documents that work in both visual and content terms. Clients range from publishing houses to international development and scientific research institutions.
Developmental/substantive editing, plain/clear English, rewriting, copy-editing, page design/layout, editing non-native English, project management, proofreading.
Multi-author books, books, company literature, government reports, typesetting, educational materials, online materials, journals.
Editorial Manager, COLEACP, 2019- ; Science Writer/Editor, Green Ink, 2015-18; Digital Development Editor, Oxford University Press, 2011-13; Project Manager, CAB International, 1994-97. Freelance since 1997.
MA, Communication for Development (University of Malmö) 2017, Infographic Storytelling (Guardian Masterclass) 2015.
British Crop Production Council
CTA - Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation ACP-EU
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Oxford University Press
agriculture/farming (crops/crop protection, forestry, agroforestry, sciences, tropical)
biology (popular, school)
country/area studies (Africa, Asia, Caribbean, developing countries)
economics (development, theory)
English literature (drama/theatre, Shakespeare)
environment/energy (climate change, conservation, developing countries, energy, environmental studies, international development, politics, science, environmental, renewable energy, urban regeneration)
gardening/horticulture (pest and disease management)
geography (developing countries, development studies, economic, sustainable development)
life sciences (anthropology, ecology, genetics, microbial, natural history, taxonomy, plant physiology, entomology)
medicine (National Health Service, patient information, public health)
politics/government (international development, international relations, aid, developing countries, political philosophy, political theory, United Nations)
sciences (academic, philosophy of, popular, school)
social sciences/studies (charities, cultural studies, health economics/planning, human rights, rural development, social/cultural anthropology)
MA Communication for Development, MSc Crop Protection, BSc Biological Sciences, BA Theology,