Professional editor, working with a global client list. I specialise in developmental editing of fiction. Proofreading and copy-editing is very necessary but (he whispers) it's a bit dull. The interesting part of working with authors is when books have structural problems, when they're not quite working and the author doesn't know why. Then I get involved, digging deep in to the plot, the characters, the voice and the language, working with the author to make the book better. Clients have gone on to win awards, successfully self-publish, and win traditional publishing contracts, and YA as a genre is a particular interest of mine.
I'm also a writer. One novel of mine, Evenrood, a YA supernatural thriller/coming-of-age story, is to be published by a small UK press in July this year (2017).