Like many editors, I began my career with internships at publishing houses like HarperCollins. After working as an Editorial Assistant for a not-for-profit fiction magazine for 3 years, I took a position as a business copywriter and editor, where I stayed for 5 years.
In 2016, I decided to leap back into the world I loved: fiction editing. I retrained with the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and The Publishing Training Centre, refocusing my skills to develop fictional works. In 2017, I set up Acres of Ink Book Editing to help authors write the story they want to tell.
Education & Training
- BA Hons, English & American Literature (University of Kent)
- Proofreading (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading)
- Editing Fiction (The Publishing Training Centre)
- How to Write for Children & Young Adults Workshop (Writers & Artists, Bloomsbury)
- Developmental Editing: Fiction Theory (Liminal Pages)
- Line Editing (Liminal Pages)
Hobbies & Interests
When I’m not editing, I can be found curled up with a good book and a strong cup of tea. I’m particularly fond of anything with a mythological bent, although I have a weakness for 17th Century Russian history too.
Over the years, I’ve enjoyed some success with my own writing. A number of my short stories have placed in national competitions and my Middle Grade fantasy novel, The Elder Throne, was listed for the 2015 Bath Children’s Novel.
However, one of the things I’m most passionate about is good representation in the world of publishing. To that end, I am a member of Inclusive Minds, an organisation that encourages inclusion, diversity, equality and accessibility in children’s literature.
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