Freelance Work

I’d be happy to work with you if you’re looking for a writer, tutor, or researcher on a temporary, part-time or longer basis. Here’s an outline of some of the things I’ve done, and I’d love to talk further if they sound of interest. My rates vary as to circumstance and the initial consultation is always free 😊.

Author Visits

I am available for visits to talk about my book! A forty five – sixty minute session includes an introduction to me and the process of writing a book . We’ll talk about some of the important themes in How To Be Brave such as food poverty and identity, before ending with a question and answer session. Until COVID resolves itself a little bit more, I will only be doing in person visits in Yorkshire and the surrounding area, and remote visits further afield.

My fees are flexible and I am happy to discuss options such as working remotely with your school and answering questions via email or pre-recording interviews and so on. There are always options to make things work, I promise 🙂

If you’re looking for a talk with an older audience, then please do also get in touch – I am also an academic and researcher of children’s literature and very happy to talk about my work. I specialise in early twentieth century girls’ boarding school stories and authors such as Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, Enid Blyton, Angela Brazil and so on.

Please use the contact form to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!

Writing

I’ve written for CILIP Update, VOYA, The Garden, Writing Magazine, Book Riot and more. My specialist areas of knowledge and interest include children’s literature, the creative writing of young girls, public libraries, the girl’s boarding school story, and the treatment of space and place in children’s literature. I’m open to commissions in any of these areas and would love to speak with you.

Teaching

I am a tutor with the Institute Of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge, where I teach Blogging And Writing for Online Audiences. This course covers everything from idea generation through to ethics and safeguarding, and is delivered entirely online. I am also an occasional tutor with the University of York Lifelong Learning department where I teach on a variety of topics ranging from picture books through to classics children’s literature. I can help you out with one-off teaching or longer-term commitments, online or off. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your needs!

Research

Drawing on my skills as a chartered librarian, PhD candidate, and writer, I carry out research at the British Library (Boston Spa) for people unable to access the archives in person. I charge on an hourly basis and provide a detailed narrative of findings alongside catalogued findings. So far, I’ve researched everything from wrestling belts through to theological history – will your topic be next?