I bring to my work an enthusiasm for finding le mot juste. Clients appreciate my careful attention to detail, my focused queries and the positive suggestions I offer.

Specialist skills

  • fluent French (second mother tongue)
  • fluent German (degree level)
  • familiarity with digital learning materials
  • excellent general knowledge
  • excellent communication skills, especially with academics

Work history

  • freelance in publishing since 1995
  • teacher of French and German (secondary and tertiary sectors)

Training in publishing

I keep my skills up to date through continuing professional development. I abide by the CIEP Code of practice – in fact I copy-edited it. You can therefore be confident of a fully professional editorial service.

In 2014 I restructured the CIEP course Brush up your Grammar for online delivery and uploaded it into the Institute’s online learning platform.

Professional membership

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, which I served as membership director from 2007 to 2013 (when it was still the SfEP, the Society for Editing and Proofreading).