As a member of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service for over 37 years, I served in Belgium, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Italy, Singapore, Côte d’Ivoire/Liberia/Niger and the USA (as Consul-General to the South-East states, based in Atlanta).
Having honed my English, Italian and French linguistic skills throughout my career by writing reports, correspondence and speeches for myself, government ministers and even – once – The Queen. After retiring in 2010, I qualified as a proofreader with the Publishing Training Centre in London. I offer copy-editing/proofreading services on a freelance basis to clients large or small. I am a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).