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Published author

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


  • A Short History of Britain

  • For the Love of the Army – A Celebration of the British Armed Forces

  •  For the Love of the Navy – A Celebration of the British Armed Forces

  •  Military Quotations – Stirring Words of War and Peace


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

  •  The Joy of Golf


  •  Trains –A Miscellany

  •  For the Love of Trains – A Celebration of the World's Railways

  •  The Joy of Cycling – For Those Who Love to Ride (also published in Italian)

  •  Ride – A Fact-Packed Tour Through the World of Cycling

  • M25 – A Circular Tour of the London Orbital


General knowledge

  • Man Stuff – A Book for Blokes

  • Knowledge – Stuff You Ought to Know (also published in Korean)


 Professional editor

  • Advanced professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading

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

  • More than a hundred books edited for ten different publishing houses and several independent authors.

  • Book topics edited or proofread include history, sport, travel, politics, transport, adventure, world affairs, medicine, media and gangland violence!

  • 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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