As an established industry editor, my clients include Faber and Faber, Pushkin Press, Duckworth Books, Joffe Books, Head of Zeus, Unbound, Canelo, Gallic Books, Fairlight Books, White Mountain Books and Whitefox Publishing Services. My editorial portfolio includes the work of internationally successful classic and contemporary authors such as Benjamín Labatut, Jakuta Alikavazovic, S.J.A. Turney, William Rycroft, Miklós Bánffy, Norma Clarke, Sébastien Japrisot and Dr Alaa Al Aswany.
I specialise in copy-editing, but also have a solid background in developmental work. New Hart's Rules, the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors and the Chicago Manual of Style have pride of place on my bookshelves, but I am first and foremost an intuitive editor, accustomed to adapting my approach to individual texts and different house styles. I'm familiar with digital work, including OCR editing, Word styles and PDF markup, and am comfortable working across the UK/US divide.
I’m particularly interested in working on: works in translation, historical fiction, autobiography and memoir, experimental writing, myths and folktales, travel writing and books with a strong sense of place, and non-fiction projects relating to food, music, or language.