creative, calm, empathic, judicious, insightful
I am a writer, copyeditor and proofreader working predominantly with artists, the creative industries and luxury brands. Recent clients include BEK (Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts), Identity Group, and artists Luke Drozd, Maia Urstad and Hilde Hauan Johnsen. Previous projects include writing web content for Small Wonder Short Story Festival and public realm arts organisation Bureau of Silly Ideas.
My wider experience in the creative sector comes from my time at Arts Council England, as co-director of House of Cultural Curiosity CIC and at Charleston – a museum and cultural venue – where my responsibilities included site management for filming/photoshoots with high-profile fashion, interiors and TV clients and providing PR and event support for Charleston's festivals, exhibitions and education programme.
As a poet and creative practitioner, my writing focuses on the natural world and takes the form of visual-led poetry, an inversion of the traditional illustration process. I have designed and delivered arts and wellbeing sessions with charity The Craftimation Factory for Sussex Recovery College, Hastings Academy school, Seaview services for complex lives and the Creative Change project, funded by National Lottery Awards for All.
Together with artist Lee Shearman, I co-run Micro Library Books, creating miniature handmade artists books and exhibiting at Bergen Artists Book Fair; East London Comic Arts Festival and Bristol Artists Book Event.
I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing & Proofreading, the ProCopywriters alliance, Sonder & Tell's Wordsmiths community, the London Writers' Salon and Winchester Writing Group.