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21 January 2020

Cathy Tingle

Cathy Tingle has many years' experience in academic and business publications. After completing her PhD in English Literature she spent a decade producing marketing communications materials - annual reports, product leaflets, magazines and directories - for an educational awarding body. Following a four-year stint as editor of the Edinburgh for Under Fives guidebook she formally trained in copy-editing and proofreading with Publishing Scotland under Margaret Aherne and is now an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).

Cathy has copy-edited more than 80 undergraduate-level textbooks in subjects from theatre and media to law and health sciences for publishers such as Palgrave, Routledge and Bloomsbury, plus journal articles and fiction, under her business name, DocEditor ( She has just been appointed as the grammar columnist for the SfEP magazine Editing Matters.

Cathy is the tutor for our Introduction to Copy-editing courses on 6 March and 7 November 2019 and the tutor for the copy-editing element of Further Copy-editing and Proofreading on 19 June 2019.