In my twenties and early thirties, I worked as a social anthropologist. I loved the creativity of writing, but struggled with organising my ideas.
It wasn’t until I was a researcher with several books and articles under my belt that I felt I had a decent handle on organising my writing, while still respecting my creativity.
In 2013 I began editing and translating academic texts alongside my main job. I started to notice the importance of quality editorial and translation work. Fast forward five years and I wanted a job with a decent work–life balance [spoiler: for me, this wasn’t academia].
In the end, I set up my own business and gravitated towards projects that matched my interests. I found the CIEP and PTC offered the editorial training that many part-time academic editors appeared to lack. My subject knowledge and academic network helped me find a range of really interesting jobs.
I have used this combination of skills to help lots of researchers and writers. I work mainly on topics that relate to the narrative arts and humanities (especially social anthropology and history), psychotherapy or Central Eastern Europe. My skills in German, Croatian, Czech, and elementary Hungarian uniquely qualify me for this.
I aim to complete at least one translation or editorial course a year in order to keep my skills up to date.
- PTC Creative Copywriting
- CIEP Copyediting Suite (CE1: Introduction, CE2: Headway (Pass), CE3: Progress (In progress)
- SfEP courses: Editing in Word, References
- PTC Essential Grammar
- C2 Croatian–English for legal interpreting & translation exam: Distinction (2016)
- SDL Trados Translation Level 2 Certification
- HSK2 Chinese (2020)
- Goethe C2 German (2019)
- C2 Croatian exam: Distinction (2016)
- DELE B2 Spanish (2012)
- CELTA Pass A in teaching English as a foreign language (2012)
University of Manchester, PhD in Social Anthropology (2013); University of Manchester, MA Anthropological Research: Merit (2008); University of Manchester, MSc in History of Science: Distinction (2006); University of Cambridge, BA (hons) Natural Sciences: 2.1 (2005)