“Helping you to communicate effectively.”
MA (Hons) in English Language & Literature
University of Aberdeen
PG Diploma in Newspaper Journalism
University of Central Lancashire
Favorite referencing style
Does anyone really have a favourite? I have more experience with Harvard and APA.
Why I became an editor
Words have been my world for as long as I can remember. They are the common thread through a tapestry of life experiences, including journalism, church leadership, adult education and drama.
Editing lets me offer the breadth of this experience for the benefit of others. I love removing barriers so that a writer can connect most effectively with their readers.
Background and experience
I have worked as a newspaper reporter and published a non-fiction book in popular theology. In over 20 years as a pastor, I prepared and delivered more than 1,000 talks for churches and seminars. I have enjoyed helping to develop writers through teaching English, literacy and communication to adult students, hotel workers and prisoners. I have written for businesses, websites and voluntary organisations and was a contributing author for a book on Christian ministry in Ireland published in 2020.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I know what it's like to try to get a message across and how frustrating it is when errors get in the way of great communication. My particular interests are the arts, culture, social sciences, international development and religion.
‘Birdsong’ by Sebastian Faulks.
I love being outdoors sea swimming, hillwalking or gardening. Indoors, you'll find me reading, rehearsing plays, singing and making linocut prints.
What's the purpose of your writing? My role is to make sure every single element works toward that.
institutions and businesses