Paws on the Moors Podcast: a 25-minute playscript commissioned by Moors for the Future Partnership 2007 . Downloadable here. Also re-written as a play for live performance – 28 performances by University of Derby Graduate Theatre Company May 2007

Art in the Community, 3-page illustrated article giving background to Vickers Art Award Derbyshire Life & Countryside February 2006

The Other Side of Hattie Winner Matlock Mysteries Short Story competition, part of Matlock Festival summer 2005

Till Eleven Short story published in Wicked Words 9 – Virgin Books 2004

Wild Zanskar Runner-up Independent Travel Writing Competition June 2002

NOW (New Opportunities Wirksworth) Regeneration Project Publicity Worker for community consultation run by Community Works Jan-April 2002

Our World in-house magazine and website content Slimming World 1999 – 2001

Ski Story 1950-2000 , editor – Rob Tillard Ski Guides 2000

Landmark Publishing, Ashbourne: Editor Visitors Guide series: East Anglia 2000; North Cyprus 2000; Cracow 1999; Sri Lanka, editor 1999


Reflexology, A Practical Approach, editor – Stanley Thornes 1997

A Practical Guide to Beauty Therapy, editor – Stanley Thornes 1997

Bonsall Map created website to promote and sell community map – launched 1998

The Bonsall Map, editor and project secretary – published by Bonsall Map Project 1997

Scarthin Books, Cromford, Derbyshire

Family Walks series of around 50 titles covering England & Wales. Edited new titles and oversaw re-design and updating of new editions 1989-98

Editing, layout, production and promotion on the following titles:

A History of the Derbyshire General Infirmary 1999

The Diaries of Maria Gyte 1999 (winner of the first Peak District Book Award)

The Cromford Guide 1994

The Clay Cross Calamities 1994

With Courage and Trust, 20 years with police dogs 1994

Waterways to Derby 1993

Walls Across the Valley, the building of the Howden and Derwent Dams 1993

Millclose the Mine that Drowned 1989


Commissioning Editor Questions Publishing, Birmingham Books for primary and secondary school teachers.

The Primary Planning Project – 12-volume curriculum planning programme produced with Birmingham Education Department 1997

The Headteacher from Hell 1997

Four Times Harder 1997

Live Issues, PSE through drama 1997

Make Time with IT, using computers for school administration 1997

Beneath Your Feet, soil, rocks and resources pack 1997

Supporting Children with Visual Impairment 1996 with Watts Books

Supporting Children with Hearing Impairment 1996 with Watts Books

Dragon Slayer, a scheme for teaching English 1996

The Effective Management of Special Needs 1996

Taking Action, your child’s right to special education 1996

The UK Education Internet Primer 1996

The Collected Governors’ Guides 1996

Shakespeare for All Series: Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar 1995

Design Eye, London Children’s toy + book series. Writing

Katie the Kleptomaniac Kangaroo 1995

Jilly the Jealous Jellyfish 1995

The Puppy in the Petshop 1995


Design Eye, London Workstation craft books packaged with craft kit 1994. Editor

Aromatherapy; Astrology & Prediction; China Painting; Handwriting & Lettering; Silk & Fabric Painting


Quarto (UK) and Running Press (USA) The Complete Guide to Woodworking, editor 1994

The Atlas of North American Exploration, project management – (for Swanston Graphics, Derby) Prentice Hall 1992

The New State of the World Atlas, project management – (for Swanston Graphics, Derby) Simon & Schuster 1991


Derbyshire County Council Publications Assistant then Head of Publications Unit Writing, editing, project management

Insight – free monthly newspaper, 12-24 page tabloid

Insight into Education – once a term A4 magazine

Workforce – monthly tabloid newspaper for employees

Annual tourist brochure

Leaflets, brochures and posters include:

How to Deal with Sexual Harrassment at Work

Where We Stand


Freelance editor – based in London

The Shishapangma Expedition, index – Granada 1984

The Country Life Book of Guns and Gunmakers, editor – Hamlyn Group 1982

From Start to Finish, sub-editor knitting & crochet – needlecraft partwork Marshall Cavendish 1982

The Atlas of Mankind, researcher – Mitchell Beazley 1982

The Book of Shooting for Sport & Skill, editor – Frederick Muller 1980

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Working in Wood, consultant editor – Mitchell Beazley 1980

The Book of Furniture Making, editor – (for Martensson Books) Collins 1979

Embroidered Gardens, editor – (for Martensson Books) Angus & Robertson 1979

Working with Metal, author – (for Martensson Books) David & Charles 1979

Working with Wood, editor – (for Martensson Books) David & Charles (UK) and Thomas Crowell (USA) 1979

The Practical Carpenter, editor – (for Martensson Books) David & Charles (UK) and Thomas Crowell (USA) 1979

Creative Crafts, crafts assistant – Elsevier International 1977

Patchwork & Applique- author Marshall Cavendish 1977

Basketry, Weaving, The Gentle Needle Arts, text compilation & editing Marshall Cavendish

The Good Housekeeping Encyclopedia of Needlecraft, editor – (for Dorling Kindersley) Ebury Press 1977

Crafts of the World series, crafts editor – (for Martensson Books) vols 1-4 Aldus 1977

Family of Man, contributor – anthropology partwork published by Marshall Cavendish 1976

Golden Hands Monthly, embroidery editor – published by Marshall Cavendish 1974-75

News and feature writer, Camera Press photographic press agency 1973-74

Peoples of the World , editorial assistant, vols 7-20 – anthropology series, published by Tom Stacey 1972