Senior Consultant Editor
Computing & information technology, biomedical sciences, business
Profile: Mark joined The Language Editor as a part-time Consultant Editor in June 2016. In recognition of his outstanding work, he became a Senior Consultant Editor in February 2017 and a full-time member of our team.
After starting a Chemistry degree at Oxford University, he graduated from Sheffield University with a Special Honours degree in Biochemistry & Microbiology before completing a Masters in Computer Studies.
Mark worked as a Senior Clinical Scientist in Cardiff's University Hospital and then on mission-critical clinical pathology systems in hospitals across the UK for ten years, before joining one of the world's largest and most prestigious IT/business consultancies. In 16 years at Capgemini, he worked with banks, insurance companies, retailers and government agencies, designing and implementing major IT systems and eventually becoming the director responsible for technical assurance of all major UK client solutions.
Mark was frequently called upon to review the non-technical aspects of the company’s most critical commercial and contractual documents too and was also heavily involved in organizational development, human resource management (HRM) and corporate training, being the Training Lead for a group of 300 senior consultants and engaged in designing and delivering training, both in the UK and at the corporate University near Paris. He resigned from Capgemini in 2014 and subsequently established his own editing business, conducting academic/scientific work for clients including Taylor & Francis and Cofactor.
In addition to the specialisations listed above, Mark numbers art, architecture, ecology, music and politics among his many personal interests and is always keen to engage in work in these areas too. In his own words, "I've had a lifelong passion for improving things - particularly the written word - and making them work better!"
Mark is a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders