My experience

CMJ 2014 loI have spent my entire career in non-fiction book publishing, and have been freelance since 2009. I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

You can view my SfEP Directory entry here.


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Closely supervised by the resident felines, I assembled an anthology for the British Library entitled Cats: A Literary History (available from: British Library website).


Previous experience

Before going freelance I worked full-time for 18 years at British Museum Press, where I was a Senior Commissioning Editor, responsible for originating, developing, editing and managing a range of non-fiction illustrated books for children and adults. I was privileged to edit many different kinds of publications, from scholarly monographs, illustrated encyclopaedias and exhibition catalogues to general trade hardbacks, pop-ups and even colouring books. I still enjoy applying my skills to a wide range of projects and working with authors of varying backgrounds and levels of experience.

Before joining the Museum, I worked in educational publishing (for Mary Glasgow Publications and Macdonald Education) specialising in books and resources for primary schools.

My publishing career began in the production department at William Collins & Sons, but I soon transferred into editorial, spending several years at Octopus Books before deciding to move into educational publishing.