I have worked in publishing for over 30 years as an editor, writer and project manager, and have been freelance for the last 28 years. I specialise in illustrated reference books, and have worked on a varied range of titles. I am experienced in all aspects of the book production process: conceptualisation, commissioning, design, writing, editing, print buying and production. From 2006–2014 I worked two days a week at Debrett’s as Head of Publishing, where I also managed financial projections and budgets, supervised a small team and was responsible for the re-launch of the Debrett’s website. From January 2017 I have been involved in the launch of www.themaparchive.com, an online historical map collection, and am primarily responsible for the extensive editorial content of the website.
- Going OnceCo-author of a book published by Phaidon to celebrate 250 years of Christie’s history by looking at the history of outstanding auctions and record-breaking artefacts. The book traces contemporary culture and taste over the 250 years of Christie's, via the sale of the most sought-after artefacts in the world.
- The Debrett's Guide to Entertaining EtiquetteI conceptualised, project-managed and co-wrote this beautifully illustrated guide to all forms of guest entertaining. The book was structured around the four seasons and the many British rituals, customs and traditions that punctuate the year – from Burns Night, Easter Sunday and Halloween to country house operas, a day at the races and village cricket matches. As well as steering the reader through social dilemmas and challenges, it provided recipes and menu suggestions.
- A-Z of TypographyA highly visual introduction to all things typographic, which unravels the story of the fonts that we encounter every day. It opens with an A-Z of a range of significant fonts, chosen to represent the typographic spectrum. As well as looking at each font’s historical context and design ethos, a pangram will showcase the entire alphabetic range of each font, as well as relaying a pithy message about the font’s history, purpose or use. A chapter on Anatomy will deconstruct the letters of the Engl
Editorial DirectorThe Map Archive
Leeds, United KingdomFreelance
Responsible for the editorial content of a new internet start-up in 2018 (www.themaparchive.com), an online collection of original, thematic historical maps, which are accessible to the public through subscriptions or one-off sales. I assisted in the conceptualisation and design of the site architecture and online portal and commission map captions from a small team of contributors, ensuring that they are editorially cohesive. I also contribute a series of blogs and longer articles to the site.
- Web Content
- Web Copywriting
- Article Writing
- Blog Writing
- Brief Writing
- Editorial Writing
- Project Development
- Project Management
Bachelor of Arts (BA) University of Cambridge
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
I gained a 2:1 in English Literature, and on graduating received a scholarship to study for a year at the University of Massachusetts