Hello, I’m Michele.

I’m a wordsmith. I love working with words and have done so in one way or another for a long time now.

My background is in trade journalism and I bring a writer’s eye to my editing approach.

I spent 10 years writing on business publications for publishing companies in both the UK and overseas (Paris, Dubai and Hong Kong). I launched and edited a print magazine and a business information website during this time, too.

I have also worked as a digital content editor, mostly for UK government departments, and – many years ago – as an English language teacher.

My specialisms are:

  • Corporate proofreading and editing
  • Digital content editing/writing
  • Non-native English editing
  • Plain English editing/writing

I live in London, but work with clients around the world.

If you’re interested in hiring me, let’s have a chat.

Training

  • Brush Up Your Grammar, Society for Editors and Proofreaders
  • Proofreading 2, Society for Editors and Proofreaders
  • Basic Proofreading, the Publishing Training Centre
  • Plain English, the Plain English Campaign

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate certificate in magazine journalism, University of the Arts
  • Certificate in English language teaching to speakers of other languages (CELTA), Cambridge English Language Assessment
  • BA Hons in English & European Literature, University of Warwick

Professional membership

I’m a professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and abide by its code of conduct.