I am an Advanced Accredited Indexer with the Society of Indexers. I also hold degrees in European Archaeology from Oxford University, and History with Associated Archaeology from King Alfred’s College, Winchester (now the University of Winchester). I worked as a professional archaeologist, with Archaeological Services and Consultancy Ltd, Bournemouth University and Milton Keynes Archaeology Unit and I attained the Associate grade (AIFA) as a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
I have recently indexed:
- archaeological excavation reports for the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Oxbow, East Anglian Archaeology and the Hendon and District Archaeological Society
- academic books on a range of subjects including: evolution of domestic appliances, Spanish-Israeli relations in the 20th century, editors talking about editing, and web-based media events in China
- a biography of Fresca Allinson
- collections of papers from conferences: one about the British Monarchy on screen; another on colonisation, maritime interaction and cultural integration; and also on New Age practices in Norway
- landscape studies of the work of Capability Brown and Hal Moggridge
- memoirs including: those of art critic Edwin Mullins; by journalist Robert Harling about his friendship with Ian Fleming; by Baaaddad Nigel Buxton of his World War II experiences and his travel writings; a GP from the time before computers in GP practice; and a seafarer plying the North Sea in the days before container ships
- six World War I history books
- a book on the evolution of roads in Britain and America
- two cookery books
Take a look at my INDEXING EXPERIENCE page for more information.
I worked as a researcher at Intertek, mainly in the areas of domestic energy efficiency policy and testing consumer products. My eye for detail and accuracy was appreciated by the Consumers’ Association when I worked for Which? magazine. A while ago I researched the (then) Department of Trade and Industry’s Guide to product recalls and at Intertek I managed product recall and consumer returns projects. I have a good eye for detail and I am able to work to demanding production schedules. I also worked as an elections specialist on electronic voting pilot schemes and helped deliver the first London Mayor and Assembly elections in 2000.
When I’m not working I enjoy cycling, running and swimming. I also enjoy baking and maintain another blog about my efforts called What?Bread?. I’m happy to index books on these subjects and other general interest books too.