Welcome to ADL Editorial.

I am a qualified freelance copy-editor and proofreader with more than fourteen 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 several rescue cats and dogs (read about them all here: Twiglet and Crew), it seems there is 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.

I have copy-edited or proofread the following genres:


  • Children’s Fiction
  • Crime & Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
  • Horror
  • Literary Fiction
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Thriller
  • Translated Fiction
  • 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
  • Fashion
  • Food & Drink
  • General Interest
  • Health & Well-being
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Memoir & Biography
  • Mind, Body & Spirit
  • Outdoor
  • Sport
  • STEM
  • Travel

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

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.