About Me

After completing an MA in Art History, History and Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews, I moved to Bristol, where I finished an M.Phil in Modern History. I worked as a writer and editor for an independent publishing company, before joining Oxford University Press and their digital publishing team as an Associate Marketing Manager. After relocating to London, I worked as the Communications Manager for the Society of Antiquaries, before moving onto my own freelance projects. Please do take a look at my CV for further career history.

Writing and Editing Services

I now work in London as a freelance copywriter, editor and academic tutor. I specialise in online writing, proof-reading and editing for academic, cultural and charitable enterprises. However if you have any projects you would like to discuss, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m always on the look-out for new challenges (big or small)!

Client Testimonials

u.k Architectural Firm: blog writing

“Excellent writer. Delivered the article well within the given time and the content was exactly what I was looking for. Very happy!”

welsh housing charity: article writing

“Very impressed with the speed, detail and research of the two part article writing Amelia did for us.”

Explorer Dome South East: bid writing

“Amelia has helped our mobile planetarium with her marketing expertise and several successful funding applications. Always professional, accurate, and results driven. I can 100% recommend!”

Past Projects

Creating a complete Business Plan for a London-based mobile planetarium company – successfully securing £25,000 funding from Virgin Start Up Loans. Further developing a £1,000 Universal Space Delivery Grant.

Re-branding content and setting up a new WordPress website from scratch for Dr David L Beales. Take a look >

Responsible for creating the Marketing, Communications and Digital Infrastructure sections of a successful £4.3 million Heritage Lottery Fund bid for Kelmscott Manor (the home of William Morris). Read more on The Guardian >

Managed the Society of Antiquaries fortnightly cultural heritage newsletter. View the archive >

Lead digital marketer on the ground-breaking New Oxford Shakespeare Online project. Visit the website >

Assisting and advising on the successful £8,000 Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund bid for The Ghost Tree Project; an art based ecology initiative. Read more >

Read one of my highest viewed Oxford University Press blogs: Life Lessons from Shakespeare and Marcus Aurelius >

I am passionate about the arts, history, literature and creative endeavours – activities which I believe should be accessible to as many people as possible. Consequently, I write this blog which reflects my activities critiquing and documenting adventures into artistic, historical and philosophical goings-on. My writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Culture 24, Photomonitor and the Oxford University Press blog.

 My Publications

Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World

What is a fairy tale? – The ‘Origins of Fairy Tales from around the World’ series helps to answer this question, by showcasing the amazing breath and diversity involved in classic fairy tales. It focuses on the unusual phenomenon that the same tales, with only minor variations, appear again and again in different cultures – across time and geographical space. Traditionally told as short stories for children, and for adults too, these popular fairy tales will be sure to delight both young and old. Beautifully illustrated, these story books combine the best story-telling, with the best art-work, in order that the two may be fully appreciated.

Writers On… Series

The ‘Writers on…’ series is a collection of extracts, anecdotes and occasional philosophical musings from the world’s most well known authors. This book of quotes, inspirational poems, letters, and quips, celebrates writers who have an individual, creative outlook on the world; on subjects from ‘drink’ to ‘death’, and ‘love’ to ‘libraries’. Starting with ancient civilisations and moving towards the present day, this anthology of intellectual, inspirational and often funny quotes, provides a fascinating insight into a vast array of topics.

Blog Highlights

  • English as a Foreign Language: Reported Speech

    November 28, 2019 by

    They said what!!?? Being able to say what he said about what she said in reply to what they said (you get the gist) is a crucial skill not only for everyday speech, but very important for professional communications at work too. It is something that native-speakers (and many learners) will pick-up naturally, however it… Read more

  • Michel De Montaigne - was he really a sceptic?

    Michel De Montaigne: A modern sceptic? (Part Two)

    November 18, 2019 by

    This two-part blog series analyses the influence of Pyrrhonian Scepticism on Montaigne’s writings. For the first part of this article, take a look at my previous blog. In order to comprehend Montaigne’s use of Pyrrhonism, the Apology for Raymond Sebond (the longest and most debated individual essay), provides a fascinating insight into the implicit epistemological… Read more

  • GCSE Poetry Analysis: AQA Love and Relationships

    Poetry Analysis: AQA Love and Relationships

    November 15, 2019 by

    Poetry is one of those subjects that students either love or hate to begin with. Anthologies such as AQA’s Love and Relationships do tend towards the saccharine, although there is definite humour in there too! As an English tutor, I find that poetry is one of the most useful ways to experiment and improve pupil’s… Read more

  • Michel De Montaigne

    Michel De Montaigne: A modern sceptic? (Part One)

    November 11, 2019 by

    Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Lord of Montaigne (28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592) was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. If you haven’t come across his Essais, I’d recommend just picking a couple at random and starting from there… It’s how… Read more

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