Since 1999 I have been working as a professionally qualified indexer, accredited by the Society of Indexers. I achieved Fellowship of the Society in 2006.
In addition to my own indexing work I have served twice on the Society's Executive Board with responsibilties for training and continuing professional development. From 2013 until 2021 I was the SI Training Course Co-ordinator, overseeing and further developing the SI training course. I have also been tutoring indexing students since 2007. I run an online Indexing Basics short course and also deliver my own online workshop on Active indexing: creating indexes for eBooks.
In 2017 I was awarded the Bernard Levin Award for outstanding services to the Society of Indexers.
I have a graduate background and studied education, psychology and sociology as part of my degree. I have spent 14 years working in public and special libraries, with special responsibilities for local history collections. I have a particular interest in art history and have taken a number of courses to enhance my knowledge.
My personal interests include visiting exhibitions, studying classical singing, theatre and bee-friendly gardening.