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 writing and editing projects.
Please do take a look at my CV for further career history.
Writing and Editing Services
I now work in London and Warwickshire 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).
kitchen design company: website audit and blog writing
“I loved it, the quality of your work is amazing. Thank you very much.”
loft conversions and renovations: blog writing
“Excellent quality work completed well within the time frame.”
historic scottish castle: media copy writing
“Amelia did a superb job and added extra in some extra copy which was a great addition to the article, she also worked to a very tight timeline as the drop of a hat. 5 Star Service.”
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. As always, really fast professional work. Delight to work with.”
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!”
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 teaching and research on artistic, historical and philosophical topics. My writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Culture 24, Photomonitor and the Oxford University Press blog.
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.
Not to fear – poetry is one of the simplest, most beautiful ways for authors to express meaning, and also – some of the shortest pieces you’ll have to analyse (hooray).
Most English Literature exams follow the same pattern of asking students to analyse a specific set passage from a text…
A fantastic opportunity to acquire this fully functioning 65 ft. x 13.5 ft. Dutch Sailing Tjalk. Built in 1907, the boat has been our happy home…
The theme of nature, and our societal and personal battles with the natural environment, forms a key part of…
Themes, motifs and symbols are all commonly discussed in English lessons – but students are often left confused on the exact definitions…
When revising any texts for GCSE English Literature, making sure that you are confident with the overall narrative is the first place to start…
In the UK schooling system, whether at 11+, 13+, GCSE or A Level – formal grammar does play a large part of studies…
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is one of the most challenging texts set at GCSE level, but also one of the most rewarding…
Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a commonly set text for GCSE English Literature. It deals with key themes of…
The current educational situation is more challenging than ever, with closing schools and exam uncertainties impacting students…
The Cold War forms a key part of both AQA and Edexcel GCSE History courses. It is a fascinating part of history, full of intrigue, espionage…
When learning English as a Foreign Language, reported speech (the subject of a previous blog) and reported questions can often be a tricky topic…