I’ve worked as a staff sub-editor for the best part of 30 years, helping to produce some of the UK’s best-selling magazines and holding down senior positions in demanding environments. I’ve led subs’ departments, built new production processes from scratch and recruited staff. I’ve worked in the trade, consumer and contract publishing sectors and am confident working in print or online. I currently work full-time running the subs' desk at Progressive Customer Publishing, dealing with over 300 pages of editorial a month for a portfolio of clients.
Titles I’ve worked for include Time Out, the Time Out Guides, Take a Break, What’s On TV, The Sun TV mag, Heat, Local Government Chronicle, Checkout Fresh and Checkout. I worked on a portfolio of magazines for WH Smith while at John Brown Publishing, and was part of the media team that delivered in-depth online coverage of the Euro 2000 international football championships for UEFA. I’ve helped launch a number of magazines and worked in editorial research and development.
I ran a successful freelance career, working for clients including Stylus Media Group, the innovation research and trends service; luxury sports book publisher Kraken Opus; and AOL, where I attracted high levels of traffic writing about finance, the sports business, e-commerce, media and advertising, technology and government policy.