Print editing and proofreading

I’ve been working as a freelance sub-editor, proofreader and editor since 2007.

Freelance Editor

  • Assistant Editor, ARISE magazine (June 2011-May 2013): I worked as Freelance Sub-Editor, then Senior Sub-Editor/Writer and finally Assistant Editor on ARISE, the award-winning African global style and culture magazine. My role involved sub-editing, commissioning, writing news and features and interviewing everyone from human-rights campaigners in Botswana to celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, US rapper Talib Kweli and Hollywood actor Don Cheadle.

Books/publications

Freelance sub-editing

  • Time Out London
  • Esquire
  • The Big Issue
  • Theatre.London
  • ARISE
  • Compass, FST
  • &London, Sunday
  • The Royal Marsden, Sunday
  • Modus (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), Sunday
  • EE, Publicis Blueprint
  • Sainsbury’s Magazine, Seven Squared
  • Habitat, FST
  • Escape (English Country Cottages), Story Worldwide
  • Lexus, Story Worldwide
  • Airlines International (IATA), Story Worldwide
  • Server Management, Story Worldwide
  • Bluewater, Story Worldwide
  • TechNet (Microsoft), Story Worldwide
  • Inside Track (Home Office), Story Worldwide
  • YeahBaby (bmibaby), Ink Publishing
  • Weight Watchers, River Publishing
  • DARE (Superdrug), River Publishing
  • Quality Edge (Visit Britain), Wardour
  • Liquid (HSBC), Wardour
  • Securities & Investment Review, Wardour
  • Debenhams Desire, Publicis Blueprint
  • Ideas (Homebase), Publicis Blueprint
  • IT Manager, Engage Publishing
  • Spotlight, Engage Publishing

NB: Online sub-editing listed under ‘online/social media’

Tools of the trade

  • Copy editing / proofreading / fact checking
  • Copywriting
  • Basic InDesign/QuarkXPress
  • Sourcing and editing images using Adobe Photoshop
  • Project management, including client liaison

Subbing qualifications

I received a distinction for sub-editing in the NCTJ Fast Track Magazine Journalism PG Dip course I took at City College Brighton and Hove in 2007.