BA BEng MSc CEng MIET
I am a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and have an interest in language and a desire to help people to achieve the highest standard in their written documentation.
In 2015 I decided to change the focus of my career and use my engineering and philosophy background to move into providing proofreading and copy-editing services.
Below is a brief synopsis of my work background, which might be of interest, particularly if you are looking for someone with knowledge or appreciation of your field.
From 2005 to 2016 I worked for National Grid in several power system engineering roles where I became a recognised expert in power quality, contributing to international working groups and authoring and presenting papers and projects around the globe.
Before embarking on this period of my life, I taught English in Hefei, China. I have always really enjoyed learning, and I found it inspiring to be able to teach such young and enthusiastic learners. I wished I was as good at learning Chinese as the students were at learning English!
In 2013, I completed an MSc in Electrical Power Systems at the University of Manchester alongside my day job, achieving a distinction. In 2015, I went on to teach and examine the power quality section of the MSc in Electrical Power Systems.
I have a first-class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester.
Before embarking on my engineering career, I obtained a BA honours degree in Arts, majoring in philosophy, from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, obtaining upper second class honours in 2003.
I am an outdoor enthusiast with a love of long-distance walking, jogging and cycling. I enjoy playing and watching sport, in particular football and tennis.
I spent a summer picking and pruning grapes in Australia, which sparked an ambition to find the ideal location for my own vineyard… A south-facing garden in Coventry has been a good proving ground, but I'm hoping to find somewhere with a more reliable climate and a bit more space.