Qualifications and Experience
A personal, professional and confidential service at reasonable rates
I used to be a lawyer. (I know, so uncreative. No offence to any lawyers out there.) So I know all about keeping things confidential and working in a professional manner. I'm an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and I'm bound by their code of practice. I also adhere to their recommended charging rates. By the way, my qualifications are well respected by the publishing industry and I undertake ongoing training to keep my skills tip-top. I provide a personal service: you'll have a direct relationship with me.
Qualifications & Training
Editing and Proofreading
Developmental Editing: Fiction Theory (Liminal Pages)
Introduction to Fiction Editing (SfEP)
Introduction to Copy-Editing (SfEP)
PTC Proofreading (Merit)
Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)
MA Children's Literature
Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Shakespearean Theory
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Postgraduate Diploma in Law
Admitted to the roll of solicitors in 2002
Nikki provided a superb critique which helped me turn my manuscript around. Her analysis was clear and I continue to draw on her advice. She is thorough, reliable and provides an amazing service that is worth every penny. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
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I specialise in fiction, but because every piece of writing has a story to tell I can help with non-fiction too. Here's a selection of genres and topics that I've worked on for authors:
Autobiography and biography
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