All copy-editing and proofreading work for non-fiction material:
- on paper using BSI proof-correction marks or as requested
- on screen in Word using Track Changes, comments, coloured text/highlights or as requested
- on screen in Adobe Reader or PDF-XChange Viewer using comments, coloured text/highlights or as requested
- dissertations, theses and literature reviews
- reports, manuals and booklets
- websites and downloadable materials
- advertising and marketing materials
Biology, natural sciences, biomedicine, medicine, gardening, smallholding, geography, geology, arts and crafts (knitting, crochet, spinning, sewing, embroidery, calligraphy), cookery, and non-fiction in general.
Full-time employment at New Science Press Ltd, a publisher or undergraduate- and postgraduate-level biology textbooks, as a senior project editor (2007), project editor (2006 to 2007) and editorial assistant (2005).
BSc in Biology, First Class Honours, from St Mary’s College, University of Durham
Regular reader of Editing Matters, the journal of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), and SfEP forums; European Science Editing, the journal of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE); and various grammar and usage blogs and newsletters.
SfEP Medical Editing course (2016)
PTC Basic Proofreading course (2015)
SfEP P2: Proofreading Progress course (2015)
Academic Integrity: Values, Skills, Action by The University of Auckland (FutureLearn self-study course) (2015)
SfEP CE1: Introduction To Copy-editing course (2015)
PTC Grammar At Work course (2015)
Proofreading Practice by Margaret Aherne (self-study exercises) (2014 to 2015)
SfEP P1: Introduction To Proofreading course (2014)
SfEP Brush Up Your Grammar course (2014)
Indiana University Understanding Plagiarism online material (self-study tutorials and adaptive certification test) (2014)
Basic Editing by Nicola Harris (self-study text and exercises) (2011 to 2014)
Distributed Proofreaders (http://www.pgdp.net/c/default.php) member and volunteer (at P1 and P2 proofreading levels).
Frequently updated reference shelf containing popular and respected style guides, grammar and usage books, and dictionaries.
User/licensee of PerfectIt 2 Pro Edition software
Eileen Turner, West Cumbrians' Voice for Healthcare - self-publisher
Sabine Kastner - self-publisher
Faculty of 1000 Ltd - online peer-review publisher
Diligence EOOD - translator
D. Tucker - self-publisher