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Published author

I am the author of the following non-fiction titles (all published by Summersdale): 

  •  Military Quotations – Stirring Words of War and Peace (2012) 

  •  Le Tour de France – The Greatest Race in Cycling History (2013)

  •  The Joy of Cycling (2013) 

  •  The Joy of Golf (2014) 

  •  Trains – A Miscellany (2015) 

  •  M25 – A Circular Tour of the London Orbital (2015) 
  •  Knowledge – Stuff You Ought to Know (2016) 
  •  A Short History of Britain in Infographics (2017)
  •  For the Love of the Navy (2017)
  •  For the Love of the Army (2017)


 Professional editor

  • Advanced professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

  • Editing qualification awarded by Chapterhouse, the internationally renowned publishing trainers.

  • Over eighty books copy-edited for eight different publishing houses.

  • Book topics edited or proofread include history, sport, travel, politics, transport, adventure, world affairs, media, self-help and crime.

  • Experience of editing commercial documents, web pages, magazines, art catalogues and advertising copy. My commercial clients include:

    • Prudential Assurance Company

    • Tennis Foundation, Wimbledon

    • Calverton Finance, Milton Keynes

    • Richard Slater Photography, London

    • Footprint Innovations Ltd, Tunbridge Wells 

Coaching and language skills

As a former project manager and Head of Business Change within a Central Government department, I have substantial experience of coaching and mentoring individuals, including coaching in writing skills.

I have travelled extensively and have a working knowledge of French, German and Italian.


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