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I wanted to work in publishing because I loved reading, and loved books; after years of working on them, that still holds true. To relax with a good novel remains one of my greatest delights!

After completing a Masters of Arts in Bibliography and Textual Criticism, I worked as an editorial secretary in Batsford Publishers, learning the trade from the ground up. After receiving my editorial training in Collins Professional and Technical Publishers, I worked as an editor in Heinemann Educational and then in Routledge & Kegan Paul, London.

Moving to Sydney, I worked as an in-house editor in Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers. Appointed Chief Editor at OTEN (Open Training and Education Network), TAFE NSW, I managed all stages of the publishing process and established guidelines to ensure quality control. As Consulting Editor at the State Library of NSW, I worked on the website combining the State Library and the Mitchell Library.

Balancing work and family commitments, I worked as a contract editor for Cambridge University Press and Horwitz Educational (primary education), before turning to independent publishing and helping new writers develop their ideas and shape their manuscripts.

In progress: Mini Style Guide (Introduction to writing and manuscript presentation) to assist writers and editors, due for release October 2018.