For those readers interested in my professional and academic qualifications:
Since the first year of my undergraduate degree, much of my time has been filled by either editing work or academic work. I completed my BA (Hons) in History of Art (2:1) at the University of East Anglia in 2004, stayed for an MA in Film Studies (Distinction) and a PhD in Film Studies, and published a book soon after (The Cinema of Hal Hartley, Bloomsbury, 2013). Over the years I have also worked on several occasions as an academic research assistant; served as editor of the film section of Concrete, UEA's distinguished student newspaper; edited (and occasionally written the reviews for) the programme notes of Cinema City, the art-house cinema in Norwich; and edited a wide variety of documents for postgraduate students, doctors and professors. I hold a qualification in copy-editing from the London-based Publishing Training Centre, formed in 1979 to provide training to editors and other publishing professionals, and I am a full member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.And for those (no doubt fewer) readers interested in the things that occupy my hours and thoughts in my free time:
I like cats, and I miss several whom I have outlived or moved away from; I make things from wood when I get the chance; I like to think about animal philosophy (see The Cinematic Animal, my blog on animals in film); and I sometimes make plans to coordinate one more 'performance' of Zaireeka, the four-disc album by the Flaming Lips that is intended to be played using four synchronised CD players and that captures a lot of what is exciting about music and life in general.