Academic credentials:

Diploma in Literature (2008)

Diploma in English Language Studies (2005)

BA (Hons) Politics/Sociology (1980) II:II

BA (Hons) Literature (2008) (First)

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Studies in Education (2005)

MA Education (1990)

MA Social Sciences (2004)

MEd Education (2006)

PGCE Secondary Social Sciences/Humanities 1981

Introduction to Counselling (2008)


Author/co-author of numerous books/articles.

Editor/publisher for ten years.

Publisher of Bude & Beyond hyperlocal website for five years.

Teacher/lecturer/examiner/study support/distance learning for more years than I care to remember!


I have been a little remiss in chasing reviews, but here are two accessed via my LinkedIn account.

Thanks so much to the reviewers:

Karen Thomas


Artist at Karen Thomas Art

January 1, 2018, Karen was a client of Dawn’s

I’m deeply grateful for the time and effort Dawn has taken to provide an editorial overview and proofing service for my forthcoming book. I talked with Dawn before proceeding and she fully understood my concern of wanting to balance a conversational style of writing with a professional feel, while still keeping my ‘writing personality’ intact. I need not have worried. A comprehensive editorial report arrived in double-quick time, providing just the sort of insight and guidance that I sought, plus some improvement suggestions that would not have occurred to me. My book is immeasurably better for Dawn’s input and I would urge anybody considering professional editing to contact her.

Elliot Forte


Business Think

February 9, 2016

In 2016 commissioned Dawn to proof read and copy edit our new book, Game Change. Dawn completed this work to a very tight deadline and gave us very precise guidance on how to make improvements. Great value for money and great work. We would have no hesitation in recommending Dawn.


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