Writer, Proofreader and Copy-editor, based in the UK

Freelance proofreader and copy-editor since 2008. I have over 3,000 hours of experience proofreading novels for mainstream publishers like Orion (Gollancz), Little, Brown (Orbit, Abacus, Little, Brown and Atom), HarperCollins (HarperVoyager and HQ), Pan Macmillan (Tor UK), Simon & Schuster (Scribner) and Ebury (Del Rey UK). I have also done sub-editing and copy-editing work for HarperCollins, Orbit, Pan Macmillan, Angry Robot, Orion Fiction and Simon & Schuster, as well as building up over a decade’s experience doing editorial reports as a manuscript reader.

Freelance writer since 2000, with experience on a wide variety of movie magazines, websites and genre publications. Since 2001 I have been a regular freelance writer and reviewer for SFX, the UK’s biggest sci-fi and fantasy magazine, and I was a contributing writer on the 2014 Aurum Press book The Sci-Fi Chronicles. I completed an MA post-graduate degree in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester in 2015, and as a fiction writer I am currently represented by literary agent John Jarrold.

Experienced Freelance Sub-Editor with over four years experience at IPC Media listings magazines including What’s On TV and TV Times, and Future Publishing titles including DVD Review, XBOX360 and Metal Hammer.


The Last King of California by Jordan Harper (Simon & Schuster)

A Sh!tload of Crazy Powers by Jackson Ford (Orbit)

Ghost Country by Chris Petit (Simon & Schuster)

Reputation by Sarah Vaughan (Simon & Schuster)

The Bone Ship’s Wake by R.J. Barker (Orbit)

The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan (Orbit)

Eye of the Sh*t Storm by Jackson Ford (Orbit)

The Piano Room by Clio Velentza (Fairlight Books)

Brother Red by Adrian Selby (Orbit)

Call of the Bone Ships by R.J. Barker (Orbit)

The Black Coast by Mike Brooks (Orbit)

Valhalla by Alan Robert Clark (Fairlight Books)

Random Sh!t Flying Through The Air by Jackson Ford (Orbit)

Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchiakovsky (Pan Macmillan)


The Sorcerer of Pyongyang by Marcel Theroux (Corsair)

The Godbreaker by Mike Brooks (Orbit) 

Pod by Laline Paull (Corsair)

Wivenhoe by Samuel Fisher (Corsair) 

Iced by Felix Francis (Simon & Schuster)

Losing the Battle, Winning the War by Ben Parkinson (Sphere)

The Splinter King by Mike Brooks (Orbit)

Cold Sun by Anita Sivakumaran (Dialogue Books)

Terra’s War by Mitch Benn (Self-Published)

Bernard & Pat by Blair James (Dialogue Books)

Diary of a Film by Niven Govinden (Dialogue Books)

Stone Cold Trouble by Amer Anwar (Dialogue Books)

An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon (Dialogue Books)

Pulpit Rock by Kate Rhodes (Simon & Schuster)

The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish (Simon & Schuster)

David and Ameena by Ami Rao (Fairlight Books)

A Knock at the Door by T.W. Ellis (Sphere)

Good Dark Night by Harry Brett (Corsair)

The Shadow Saint by Gareth Hanrahan (Orbit)


Books: Contributing writer on The Sci-Fi Chronicles, ed. Guy Haley, Aurum Press (2014)

Print: SFX (2001–22), Imagine FX (2006–09), DVD Review (2004–07), Hotdog (2000–07), X-pose (2003–04), Starburst (2004), What DVD (2003), Total Film (2002–03)

Online: Film4.Com (2002–09), BBCi Films (2002–05)


Strong attention to detail, and able to turnaround projects at a fast rate. Experienced on Design programs such as InDesign and Photoshop. Good teamworker, friendly, capable of taking orders and meeting deadlines. Experienced at writing reviews, features and interviews. Organised, highly imaginative, quick-witted, and creative. Fiercely determined, and always prepared to meet a challenge head-on.


MA: Creative Writing (Merit)
Basic Proofreading (Distance Learning): Merit
BA Hons:
 Media Production (2:1)
A’Levels: Theatre Studies, Media Studies, English Literature
AS Level: Psychology