About

Background

I am an Accredited Indexer and Advanced Professional Member of the Society of Indexers, and was highly commended for the Betty Moys Award for the best newly qualified indexer in 2017.  I’m a member of the Society’s Executive Board, with the role of Marketing Director.

My PhD in (Sussex, 2014) was 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.

Subject areas

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
  • history
  • 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
Clients

Recent clients have included Penguin Random House, the Folio Society, David Zwirner Books, Handheld Press, British Library Publishing, and books for Bloomsbury, Manchester University Press, Cambridge University Press, Routledge and Taylor and Francis. I also enjoy working directly with authors.

Fees

My fees are based on the Society of Indexers’ recommended rates.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss the cost of an index.

Interests

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.  I live in Brighton on the south coast of the UK.

Social media

I’m also to be found on Twitter, LinkedIn and now Mastodon.