A strong education and a work history handling language-related issues, including: freelance sub-editing, proofing, copywriting of technical papers and literary books; and English tuition with grammar and creative writing. Published author of poetry, short stories and prose poems. 2010 editor of North West England section of international poetry journal. Freelance proofreading and sub-editing for HarperCollins, Glasgow (including extensive work on the Collins Mini Gem anthologies on Shakespeare and W.B. Yeats). Writes impactful print copy for commercial ventures. Producing effective letters of a sensitive nature, resumes and cover letters; article re-writing and academic writing, coaching and preparing A-Level students of English for undergraduate studies, ESL.
Literature-based PhD awarded 2000
Masters Degree (with Distinction) Renaissance and Romantic Literature (fully funded by the British Academy).
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature (First Class); awarded prize and scholarship for exam performance and written work.