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About Me

Hi there, and thank you for checking out my website! I’m Louise. I live and work in rural Derbyshire, UK, with my partner, our three children and three cats. I have a BSc and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Nottingham; I worked for some years in academia, and then took a career break to raise my family. This was followed by ten years working in special education, during which time I also began to write and edit on a freelance basis.

I am now very lucky to be able to do this full time. I am passionate about the written word in all its forms – I read voraciously, and enjoy proofreading and copy-editing because they allow me to make a living doing what I love to do anyway! I learn something from every document I read, which makes the work endlessly varied and fascinating. I hold a Certificate of Competence in Proofreading from Chapterhouse, and have editorial and transcription experience in many different areas.

I also write – short stories for adults and children, magazine articles, a novel and a novella in progress, web content, and journal and blog entries. I have also written extensively about dialect, folklore and local history forĀ  Bradwell Books, and I am currently working on a series of souvenir and walking guides for Curlew Press, researching my local area of the Peaks.