I am an experienced and qualified copy-editor and proofreader.
I trained as an editor with the
Publishing Training Centre
, achieving a Pass with Distinction (90% and above) in Basic Editing in April 2001.
I regularly update my skills with training courses and attendance at conferences
I have been an Advanced Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders
since 2004. Advanced Members have 'a high degree of competence and substantial experience in copy-editing or proofreading'.
In 2010 I was awarded the Licentiateship of the City & Guilds Institute
in Editorial Skills.
I am a member of the Glasgow Editors' Network
My academic background is in ancient languages (Greek, Latin and Hebrew). My knowledge of French, German and Italian is often useful in my work. Subjects I studied at university level include English literature, philosophy and logic, Greek philosophy and Classical Babylonian.
MA Honours, first class, in Greek and Hebrew, 1981, University of Glasgow
PhD, 1989 (The Treatment of Infants in Classical and Hellenistic Greece), University of Glasgow
I have written four commissioned books:
Variety without Disorder: St Columba's School, 1897–1997
(St Columba's School, 1998)
Old Maybole and North Carrick
Old Stewarton, Dunlop and Lugton
The Merchants House of Glasgow 1605–2005
(The Merchants House of Glasgow, 2004)
It was writing the first of these that led me into editing as a profession. No matter how well researched and carefully written, all books benefit from the attention of another pair of eyes. Having experience as an author, I understand the sensitivities involved. As an editor, I take care to handle all my correspondence with authors with tact and good sense.
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