Writing

I am an experienced writer and editor, with a particular specialism in heritage-based publications. To date I have written two books, numerous articles and conference papers, a large number of archaeological reports and several book reviews. I was the editor of a peer-reviewed journal for six years and have worked extensively as a commercial editor and proofreader. A full list and digital copies of my publications can be found here

I am the co-author, with Mary Trett, of The Book of Happisburgh, which was written as a part of the Norfolk’s Coastal Heritage Project and published by Halsgrove in November 2011. This book presents an overview of Happisburgh’s rich heritage, using archaeological drawings, aerial images, old photographs and personal recollections to tell the story of this coastal community whose residents have literally lived their lives on the edge. The book has proved to be very popular and continues to sell well. You can read more about the book by clicking here.

My first book The Archaeology of the East Anglian Conversion, based on part of my doctoral research, was published by Boydell & Brewer in November 2010. The book draws on surviving documentary sources and the eastern region’s rich archaeological record to present the first multi-disciplinary synthesis of the conversion to Christianity in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia. My book has been reviewed positively in a number of prestigious journals and continues to prove popular. Click here to read more about my book and see what reviewers have had to say about it. A short booklet Beyond Bede: The History and Archaeology of the East Anglian Missions, also based on my research, was published by the Fursey Pilgrims in January 2010.

In the course of my academic career I have given numerous conference papers, many of which have subsequently been published. For example, my recent conference paper ‘The Early Christian Landscape of East Anglia’ is included in The Landscape Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England, edited by Nick Higham and Martin Ryan (Boydell & Brewer, 2010). Further details of all of my conference papers, and links to some unpublished papers, can be found by clicking here.

I also have considerable experience as an editor. Between 2008 and 2010 I worked for NPS Property Consultants as a commercial editor and proofreader, during which time I was repsonsible for the copyediting, layout and proofreading of over 400 archaeological reports, numerous journal articles and several archaeological monographs. In 2006, I was elected to the honorary editorship of the peer-reviewed journal Norfolk Archaeology, the annual journal of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society. In this capacity I was responsible for the production of six issues of the journal, and oversaw a number of changes to its style and content before stepping down from the role in 2012.

If you are interested in my work or would like to discuss my involvement in any projects of your own then please contact me using this contact form.