Portfolio

Research

I have experience of researching a variety of topics in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and of presenting my findings in accessible literature reviews and reports. Current and recent subjects include arts audience development, best practice in the night-time economy, youth unemployment, employment service delivery models, and therapeutic horticulture. In my specialist area, Victorian literature and culture, I am currently researching the intellectual context of blasphemy trials. I approach all of my research projects with rigour and perseverance, using a combination of methods, depending on the topic:

  • desk-based
  • archival
  • action (surveys and interviews)

Writing

I have an extensive portfolio of professional writing. My specialisms are:

Creating well-researched but accessible content for
  • blogs
  • articles
  • presentations and lectures
  • exhibitions
Synthesising and summarising information from multiple sources in
  • literature reviews
  • proposals
  • reports
  • guides and toolkits
Critically analysing different sources in
  • reviews
  • evaluations

Editing

I have worked in-house for a production editing company and a publisher, project managing academic and trade titles, and honing my copy-editing, proofreading and indexing skills. Editorial work has been part of my portfolio ever since, and I have developed two areas of expertise:

Academic writing
  • proofreading essays, articles, chapters, proposals and bibliographies
  • collating and standardising references
  • compiling and checking indexes
Editing business documents
  • ensuring reports, funding proposals, surveys and evaluations create a strong impression and communicate effectively with target audiences
  • ensuring record systems, including databases, are accurate, consistent and well-presented