Skills and Software
Pitmans Elementary and Intermediate Secretarial Certificates, with Distinction for typing (90 wpm)
Basic French and Italian
Windows 7 Professional and Windows 10, Microsoft Office Professional 2013 and 2016
Adobe Reader DC
PDF-Xchange (with BSI stamps)
Canon Digital Pro
Photoshop Elements 15

Professional Training and Continuing Professional Development
1989–90       BPIF Introduction to Print Technology (CCHE Cambridge)
1992                Book Production: The Sequence of Processes (Publishing Training Centre at Book House)
1993                Specialist Copy-editing: Law (Publishing Training Centre at Book House)
1994                Typography; Taking Disks from Authors; On-screen Editing (Publishing Training Centre at Book House)
1995                Managing Editorial Freelancers (Publishing Training Centre at Book House)
1996                Managing Projects (Publishing Training Centre at Book House)
1998                SGML/XML: An Introduction (Technology Appraisals); Time Management (Publishing Training Centre at Book House)
1999                Assertiveness and Influencing Skills (Publishing Training Centre at Book House); Quark Xpress (Windows) Basic and Intermediate (Kluwer)
2000                Quark Xpress (Windows) (Spring Training)
2002                Working for Non-Publishers (SfEP)
2003                Web Editing and Proofreading (SfEP)
2005                Training for Trainers (SfEP)
2008                Editing in the Oracle/Stellent Content Management System (Capgemini)
2011                Travel Writing; Food Writing (Arvon Foundation)
2013                Feature Writing (Guardian Masterclasses); Stock Photography (Royal Photographic Society)
2015                Seth Godin’s Freelancer Course (Udemy)
2016                Photoshop Elements 15 (DVD Training UK)
2018                Editing with Word (SfEP); Macro Workshop (SfEP); PerfectIt: Introduction and Advanced (Cadman Training Services)
2019                Editing for the Web Masterclass (Copyediting.com/Erin Brenner); The Editor’s Place in EBook Development (Editors Canada)

Education
1985–88      The University of Essex, Colchester, Essex
BA (Hons) English and European Literature (2:1)
Year 1: The Enlightenment, Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy
Years 2 and 3: English and European Literature (major), Russian Literature (minor)