Researcher, Author and Proofreader
BA(Hons) degree in 3-Dimensional Design
MSc in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Cranfield
PhD in the development of a methodology to aid in the company wide evaluation of new manufacturing tools, techniques and technologies.
ICB Cert in Bookkeeping
I have over 40 publications, thirteen in International Academic Journals, the rest in e-journals, conference proceedings, trade magazines and newsletters. Consequently, I have excellent authoring, proofreading and copy-editing skills acquired through practical application. For my freelance work I also employ software to ensure grammar and proofreading for specific purposes is appropriate. I also use online plagiarism checkers. The use of Word's Track Changes enables clients to see the changes I have made and the use of Comment Boxes explains why I have made the changes. In addition to academic proofreading I proofread websites, books, reports and emails.
I have six years Academic research experience on Success Factors in Business such as Business Planning in SMEs, Strategic Planning in High-growth Medium-sized Enterprises, and Integrated Design and Accounting in Manufacturing and Service Sector Businesses. Followed by ten years of Academic research into New Product Development, Innovation Management, Wearable Technologies and the Use of Digital Technologies in the Craft Sector.
I have 12 years experience as owner-manager of own business full-time and 25 years part-time requiring self-discipline, commitment, excellent organisational skills, business planning and financial acumen.
I have six years experience of bookkeeping for charities and 30 years of preparing the accounts for my own businesses. I am a Qualified Bookkeeper with a qualification from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (UK). I am qualified in Sage 50 Computerised Bookkeeping to Advanced Level.