I joined the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) in the early 1990s. Since then I have provided editorial services to publishers of

  • books, including textbooks and illustrated books
  • journal articles
  • reports
  • websites
  • online reference works

I have edited and proofread text written by hundreds of authors (novice writers, established academics, non-native English speakers) for dozens of clients, from household names to smaller niche publishers. I became an Advanced Member of the SfEP in 2002, and am now an Advanced Professional Member.


I am experienced in a wide range of general and academic subjects. Those I have previously covered include:

  • bibliography
  • biography
  • classics
  • economics
  • English language and literature
  • general reference
  • Greek language and literature
  • heritage
  • history
  • human rights
  • information science
  • international development
  • international relations
  • librarianship
  • materials science
  • military history
  • paper industry
  • quotations
  • Russian language and literature
  • sexual politics
  • sociology
  • travel

Knowledge base

My higher education:

  • MA (joint honours) degree in Russian and Greek (Glasgow University); subjects included sociology, psychology and classical art
  • postgraduate diploma in librarianship and information studies (Robert Gordon’s Institute of Technology)

I have also taken courses in typographical design (West Herts College), copywriting (Publishing Training Centre), web editorial skills (SfEP) and Adobe InDesign (Certitec).

For further details, please send an email to read@sfep.net or use the contact form.