In 2018, I made the decision to become a freelance editor and writer.  I have worked on a number of projects with numerous companies as content editor, copy editor, development editor and writer.

I am fully committed to making the ELT industry more diverse and inclusive. I have a particular interest in LGBTQIA+, neurodiversity and disability. I have undertaken consultancy work on DEI incorporation in collaboration with colleagues.

Early in my freelance career, I was fortunate enough to work with a publisher to publish a variety of exam practice books including books for NOCN B1 and C1, ESB B1 and LRN C2. I also worked on tests for A2 Cambridge Key and B1 Cambridge Preliminary.

Since then, I've worked with numerous publishers and packagers as writer, editor and / or consultant. I also write English exams for a major ELT examination provider as well as writing academic items for a major ELT publisher. ​ 

In 2021, I started writing blog posts for We Love IELTS.

In my freelance career, I have worked on texts / books for the following:

  • Michigan ECPE

  • Michigan ECCE

  • NOCN

  • ESB

  • LRN

  • IELTS

  • Invalsi

  • Cambridge Suite

  • Primary Language Arts

  • Kahoot! quizzes

as well as unit, progress and end of year tests.

 

 

I taught English as a foreign language for over 17 years. My experience took me to Japan and Russia as well as the UK. Over the years, my teaching experience included:

  • IELTS teacher and examiner for writing and speaking (2012-2014)

  • EAP

  • NCUK Foundation

  • Business English

  • General English

  • Cambridge Exams; writing examiner for PET and FCE (2010-2014)

  • Syllabus design

  • Personal material creation

I worked for Aurora Metro Books as editor and typesetter, mainly working on play scripts. Please do head to their website to have a look - see also Virginia Woolf

I also narrated two books for a local Kent author called Paranormal Nonsense and The Phantom of Barker Mill.

Please do contact me for any enquiries.

Qualifications and Training

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Professional Qualifications
BA (Hons) English with Sociology (2000)
MA (Distinction) English Language and Literature (2016)
PGCE (TESOL) (2003)
DELTA (2009)
Courses taken
Foundations to Inclusion
Beth Cox
October - December 2020
Editing and Proofreading
College of Media and Publishing
Distinction, May 2018
Adobe InDesign
London School of Publishing

September 2017

Introduction to Editing and Proofreading Skills
The Publishing Training Centre

July 2017