Welcome to ADL Editorial.

I am a qualified freelance copy-editor and proofreader with more than twelve years’ experience. After living in London for more than forty years and balancing freelance editorial work with other employment, I moved to the south of Italy in 2017 and became a full-time copy-editor and proofreader. It’s definitely warmer out here, and with six cats (four Italian, two British) and five dogs (all Italian!) there’s no rest for the wicked…

I trained with The Publishing Training Centre (PTC) and the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), and I work with publishers, literary consultancies and  self-publishing authors.

If you are an author looking to submit your manuscript to an agent, for example, I offer both copy-editing and proofreading services that can help perfect your work. I enjoy working closely with the author and am always at the end of an email if you have any questions. At the end of the day, we both want to be happy with the end result!

If you are a self-publishing author looking to get your work out to a wider audience, I can help ensure that the manuscript is the best it can be. I’m here to help. I work on a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, so whatever your project may be, feel free to get in touch and we can take it from there. Have a look at my Services page for more information.

I have copy-edited or proofread the following genres (and the list is always expanding!):


  • Chick lit
  • Children’s fiction
  • Crime & Mystery
  • Historical fiction
  • Horror
  • Literary fiction
  • Romance
  • Science fiction
  • Thriller
  • Young Adult, Fantasy


  • Academic (social and public policy; criminology; science; technology and society; social work; human geography; politics and international relations; political science; community development; urban geography; urban and regional policy; social geography; sustainable development; childhood and youth studies; sociology of childhood and youth; education and social justice; ageing and gerontology; environmental policy; social research methods)
  • Art
  • Food & Drink
  • General Interest
  • Health & Well-being
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Memoir & Biography
  • Mind, Body & Spirit
  • Outdoor
  • Sport
  • STEM
  • Travel

I work on hard copy using the British Standards Institution symbols (BS 5261C:2005), and I edit on screen using Track Changes in Word or annotations on PDF.

I am a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and follow their Code of Practice.

My interest in language stems from my Italian background and I studied French and German to degree level, spending a year in Germany as an English Language Assistant. I have also taught English as a Foreign Language to both young and adult students.