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 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)

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)