I am an Accredited Indexer and Professional Member of the Society of Indexers, and was highly commended for the Betty Moys Award for the best newly qualified indexer by the Society. I have a PhD in English Literature (Sussex, 2014) on the 20th century writer E.M. Delafield and middlebrow feminist fiction. I also have a MA in Modernism (Sussex 2008), including a dissertation on literary modernism and the English suburbs; a Postgraduate Certificate in Management (Brighton, 2003); and a BA (Hons) German 2.1 (Nottingham, 1988).
I speak and read German to a high standard, and have a good working knowledge of French and Italian.
I have twenty-five years’ experience of work in higher education, focusing on management, strategy and policy development, quality assurance and collaborative working.
I index books in the arts, humanities, education and management subject areas but particularly welcome commissions in the following areas:
- literary criticism and theory
- cultural studies and theory
- women’s and gender studies and feminism
- LGBTQ studies and theory
- biography, autobiography and memoir
- higher and further education policy and practice
- management of policy and strategy
Recent clients have included Wearset, David Zwirner Books, Handheld Press, British Library Publishing, and books for Cambridge University Press, Routledge and Taylor and Francis. I also enjoy working directly with authors.
In my spare time I enjoy travel, long-distance walking, choral music, visiting art galleries, gardening, cinema and theatre. I’m also a co-director of Victorian Secrets, an independent publisher dedicated to producing high-quality books from and about the nineteenth century.