Writing and editing are in my blood and come as naturally as breathing to me. By the time I was 14 I had decided where my future lay. At the tender age of 16, I left school with a handful of “O”s and started training to be a journalist on a listings magazine. I lost my job when the magazine went bust before I completed my apprenticeship. Undeterred, I took a job as a junior copywriter in an advertising agency, before moving on to become a press officer for a community arts group, while moonlighting as a writer for a listings magazine. I took a career break in my mid-20s to study for a BA in English.
A three-year spell in London as a subeditor for a number of consumer and trade publications beckoned before I headed to the bright lights of Paris and Amsterdam, where I worked as a journalist, a corporate communications specialist and a copy editor. Upon returning to the UK, I decided to turn freelance. And thus PlainText was born…
I have more than 25 years’ experience as a journalist, copywriter, editor and corporate communicator. Since turning freelance, I have worked for various publishers and many small and large companies.
Some of the places I worked before PlainText:
Full CV available on request. Samples of my work can be found elsewhere on this site.
I aim to provide a high-quality service at a fair price and within an agreed timeframe. I abide by the Code of Practice of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. I also adhere to the Better Payment Practice Code.
All projects are priced individually according to which service you require, with no hidden extras. I am pleased to provide a free estimated quote following discussion of your needs (for editorial work, this can be done by submitting your documents to me).
For smaller jobs, there is a minimum charge of one hour.
For further information, please contact me.
For PlainText’s Terms and Conditions, please read the T&Cs PDF document.
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“Skilled, experienced and passionate about words – PlainText makes them work harder for YOU”