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About Me

Anyone who knows me will testify that I love books! I have been an avid reader since I was a child; I was the only 7-year-old in the class when discussing their ideal world with the teacher who said it would be me, a country cottage and a bookshelf full of things to read!

When I left school I was lucky enough to start work for Shire Publications, a small niche publisher based in Buckinghamshire (now part of Bloomsbury) and here I learnt my trade from the ground up. As production manager, not only did I project manage commissioned titles from receipt through to print, I also typeset each text, set photographs and developed an eye for copyediting and proofreading under one of the best editors and most thorough editors I have met.

In later years I have been privileged to be able to turn my hand to writing books, and am now a published author of several non-fiction titles. My particular interest is social history, specifically the medieval and Tudor periods, and the lives of women during that time. I love reading about past generations and truly believe that understanding the past can help us make sense of the present.

I currently work as a freelance proofreader and copyeditor in between family life and reading... always reading!

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