I have a First Class Hons Degree in Computing and IT, covering topics from mathematical modelling through relational databases to the effects of IT on society. I also hold Certificates in Social Sciences, Humanities and Mathematics and Diplomas in IT and Computing.
I have studied English Language and Creative Writing courses, and have taught English classes for around ten years, where I worked to support students with both technical and creative writing projects.
I am qualified to teach children and adults, and have been involved in education for over twenty years, teaching students of all ages topics including Maths, English and ICT/Computing.
I have studied proofreading and copyediting through the Publishing Training Centre and through the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. For several years I was responsible for collating, editing and designing a newsletter for a local organisation, and constantly work to develop my skills further.
I have read voraciously for over forty years, and have spent twenty of those years trying to work out what makes good writing, what makes books sell, what captures readers’ attention and how to improve the written word so the message is clear. I continue to work on my own writing projects, both technical/educational and fiction.
I have written two teaching units available from PG Online – covering Introduction to Flash Animation and Sound Editing with Audacity – and edited a third.
Previous jobs have included:
- typesetter/graphic artist/proofreader
- audio typist/legal secretary
- teacher of adults
- school teacher
- childcare tutor
My technical skills include:
- video editing
- sound editing
- document layout (Word, InDesign)
- graphics (Illustrator, Photoshop)
- animation (Flash)
- basic programming
- basic web design