Editorial Journal           of the Islington Archaeology & History Society

Complete editorial and production service, from sourcing and providing content to sending to print or uploading to web.

Publications: B2B, professional and consumerPeer-reviewed journalsBrochures, supplements, books and moreCopywriting

Work turned around quickly. Same day, overnight or weekend/bank holiday service available.

I am experienced in editing for readers and authors whose first language is not English, in areas such as peer-reviewed scientific journals, public information and advice, and international commodities trading.


Publications: B2B, professional and consumer

My clients include professional, B2B and consumer publications.

While I specialise in healthcare and life sciences, I also cover finance (public, private and third sector), trade unions, the voluntary sector, higher education, construction and architecture.

I am production editor for Community Living, a magazine about learning disabilities, which involves editing text by contributors from parents to professionals, supplying, sourcing and editing images, and preparing the final publication for press and the website.

Life science and healthcare The British Journal of Nursing, the Journal of Paramedic Practice, European Cardiology Review, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Review, Interventional Cardiology Review, Cardiac Failure Review, US Cardiology Review, the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, the Journal of Kidney Care, the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, the British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Vascular and Endovascular Review, the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, Dental Nursing, the International Journal of Ophthalmic Practice, the British Journal of Community Nursing, Journal of Wound Care, Nursing and Residential Care, the International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, International Paramedic Practice, Practice Nurse, Veterinary Nursing, Companion Animal, Livestock and several Nature titles including British Dental Journal, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Reviews Cardiology, Nursing Times, Nature Cell Biology and Nature Reviews Rheumatology. Most of these contain peer reviewed research papers (see below) as well as news and features.

Voluntary and public sector Local Government Chronicle, Housing Today, Health Service Journal, Governance and Leadership, Fundraising, Charity Finance and Public Finance.

Financial FT Financial Adviser, FT DealFlow reports, Investors Chronicle, Charity Finance, Fundraising and Public Finance. I have also been employed on the finance pages of several B2B titles.

Law For several B2B titles, including property and housing, local government and healthcare, including mental capacity and consent. I have also worked on the Estates Gazette Law Reports and Planning Law Reports. 

 Trade unions The Journalist and Stage, Screen & Radio; I previously worked on Nalgo publication Public Service and edited a National Union of Journalists branch newsletter.

Money at the Movies

Property RIBAJ Journal, Building, Building Design, Housing Today and Estates Gazette (magazine and law books).

I've also worked on Drapers, Recruiter, The Actuary, Metal Bulletin and Retail Week.

A membership publication I edited is the Journal of the Islington Archaeology & History Society. I revamped this as a special interest journal, which led to a rise in circulation and society membership, and the journal  being added to the EBSCOhost research database.


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Peer-reviewed journals

I prepare peer-reviewed papers, editorials and commentaries for a range of life science journals.

This involves editing copy for clarity and style, writing abstracts and key points, checking and formatting references, cutting text to fit and liaising with authors over questions, clarifications and rewrites.

This work also includes laying out pages in InDesign, drawing tables and charts, picture research and editing, preflight, art check and sending to print and uploading to websites.

Nursing Times Awards         Patient Safety

Brochures, supplements, books and more

I produce standalone publications, such as university prospectuses and awards brochures, liaising with contributors, sponsors and others, managing workflow, monitoring progress and keeping clients updated.

I have written, edited and produced supplements, directories and awards brochures for many clients, including some of those listed above. These have included: EG Retail and EG Residential supplements for Estates Gazette; specialist supplements for the British Journal of Nursing; the Charity Shops Survey for Charity Finance; Nursing Times Awards and Patient Safety supplements (covers reproduced with permission) for Nursing Times; Health Service Journal supplements on procurement and contracting, as well as on clinical matters such as infection control and pain; and the Recruiter Hot 100.

Other publications include professional and consumer legal books, ranging from the Estates Gazette Law Reports and Planning Law Reports.

In addition, I have worked on publications for local authorities, commercial companies, universities and colleges, and small and large voluntary sector organisations. More information is available at Public relations.


Copywriting and editing

I have brightened technical copy to make it appealing and accessible for clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors including healthcare companies, housing providers and developers (social, affordable and for profit), construction firms, colleges and universities and telecomms companies.

This has included working on campaigns (see Public relations) and tenants' newsletters (see Copywriting for a tenants’ newsletter) as well as numerous advice and information leaflets for employees, members and the general public.


Publications and pages can be downloaded below. Most of the publications I work on are subject to copyright restrictions and involve numerous contributors so are not available.


Journal of the           Islington Archaeology & History Society

Journal of the Islington Archaeology & History Society

I edited this quarterly consumer journal for eight years. I commissioned articles, wrote news and features, researched, produced and edited pictures, designed pages and prepared for print and web. I relaunched it with a redesign and retendered for print.

Download the Journal of the Islington Archaeology & History Society (opens in a new window)


Estates Gazette

I prepared the Hindsight pages, which covered stories from several decades ago. I chose two to four stories from each year and edited them to fit, keeping to a similar style as the original. I've also worked on the rest of the magazine, as well as its website and associated law books.

Hindsight page Click on the dates and stories below to read – these pdfs will open in a new window.

20 October: building societies want banking powers, and it’s byre beware over urban cow sheds

27 October: a giant cuckoo nests in London’s docklands, and telephone inventor proposes casting concrete houses

24 November: a sale of government property offers rich pickings, and recession-proof dentists debut on the high street

1 December: three ski centres – with real snow – are planned for the north west, and drink proves evil for investors

8 December: parlours of the working class prove to be a puzzle, and endowments protect mortages

15 December: modern life offers a room with a hangar, windmills are vanishing and some festive reading

Many thanks to Estates Gazette for permission to reproduce these pages



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