Qualifications and training

My credentials

I love learning new skills and am firmly committed to continuous professional development (CPD) and furthering my editorial knowledge.

Editorial training

  • Introduction to Fiction Editing – CIEP
  • References – CIEP
  • Proofreading Theses and Dissertations  – CIEP
  • Copyediting 2: Headway (graded very good)  – CIEP
  • Practical Markup of PDFs  – SfEP
  • Editing with Word  – SfEP
  • Switching to Fiction – Louise Harnby
  • How to Write the Perfect Fiction Editorial Report – Louise Harnby
  • Essential Proofreading (merit)  – Publishing Training Centre
  • Grammar at Work – Publishing Training Centre.

CIEP conference sessions

  • Authenticity reading: Helping writers craft accurate and respectful representation
  • Conscious and inclusive editing: Understanding conscious language and the editorial role 
  • Using Word styles
  • Fiction line editing essentials: Narrative distance
  • The marketing mindset
  • Guiding principles for developmental fiction editing.

Other

  • LLB (Hons) Business Law degree (2:1) – Coventry University (awarded university prize for best law student intending to practise as a solicitor)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (commendation) – College of Law, Chester
  • CIPD Diploma in Personnel Management (Stage One) – Coventry University
  • Qualified (non-practising) solicitor
  • Article on employment law published in Coventry University Law Journal.