I am an experienced writer, proofreader and copy editor. Educated to Master’s level (music then IT), I have a range of specialisms and interests, and am widely read. I have experience of editing documents as diverse as PhD theses, parish magazines, journal articles, technical books and guides, and fiction.

I worked for 10 years as a technical author, writing, reviewing, indexing and preparing for print highly technical user manuals. I have also written other material including fiction, marketing pamphlets, book reviews, concert programme notes, and technical support guides. I have studied usability and understand the importance of layout in aiding readability, and always follow established usability principles when designing or checking such aspects as layout, heading levels and general consistency.