Hello and welcome to my website, a place to explore the past and write for the present.

I am a professional writer, researcher and editor, with degrees in History, Archaeology and Byzantine Studies and more than ten years’ experience publishing and teaching in the UK Higher Education system. In my day job, I work as Lecturer in Global History (500-1500 CE) at the University of Leeds and external doctoral supervisor at Birkbeck, University of London.

In addition, I am developing a writing career (fiction and non-fiction) and I work as a freelance proofreader and copyeditor and a specialist project mentor: it gives me joy to help others bring their ideas to the world. If you are working on a book, thesis, report or web project and think that I could help you to develop or perfect your writing, please get in touch!

On this website, you can find out more about my work in Higher Education, my freelance experience and my writing.