Freelance journalism/photography

  • Since 1989 various researched articles (with photographs) for, Period House & Its Garden, Period Living, Practical Householder, Essential Kitchen, Bathroom Bedroom, Build It, Home, Inspirations, You and Your Baby magazines and Antiques & Collectables. The Times, Sunday Times and Daily Mirror newspapers.
  • From 1998 – 2006 regularly commissioned by Period Living for care-and-repair type articles plus general interest features, as well as for Practical Woodworking.
  • In 2004, crime novel Deadly Contact was shortlisted by the Crime Writers’ Association for their Debut Dagger competition for aspiring newcomers to the genre.
  • 2006 - continuing, regularly commissioned for features for Kent Life.
  • In-house feature writing and sub-editing for Period Living.
  • Editorial production editor of You and Your Baby magazine.
  • Copywriting for solar heating company, Rentokil (pest control division) and a stone cleaning consultant.
  • Photo story scripts for D C Thomson magazines (Blue Jeans, Blue Jeans Photo Novels and Jackie).
  • Ghost writing.
Proofreading and copy editing
  • Fast turnaround copy editing and proofreading on-screen (regular commissions) for John Blake Publishing Ltd (true crime/biographies), including Anglicization of American books.
  • Proofreading for Michael O’Mara Books Ltd (general popular books/showbiz memoirs), including Roger Moore’s autobiography My Word is my Bond.
  • Proofreading editing and indexing for Time Life UK, International Masters Publishers Ltd (part works) and mainstream publishers Carroll & Brown (medical dictionaries, popular medical books).
  • Copy editing (onscreen) and proofreading for The History Press Ltd.
  • Editing/proofreading of military memoirs.
  • Editing and proofreading for independently published authors.
Books, published by Crowood Press (text plus photographs, drawings and diagrams)
  • Dolls’ Houses (1996) Outline of the craft of making dolls’ houses, craft techniques and projects.
  • Tudor Dolls’ Houses (1999) Architectural background of the period, creating plans, craft details, projects.
  • Leatherwork – a manual of techniques (1998) Tools, techniques, projects.
  • Architectural Salvage: a Guide to Buying, Selecting and Using Reclaimed Building Materials. (2010)
  • A Guide to Major House Repairs (2012).
Books, published independently for Kindle Direct Publishing
Jack Lockwood Mystery Series:
  • Rock’n’Roll Suicide (2012)
  • Doppelganger (2013)
  • Sheer Fear (2014)
Full CV available on request.