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May 16, 2019

For a few years now a 'gaming mouse' has been a consistent part of my editing setup. As an Assistant Editor I was always looking for ways to speed up my workflow. The way I saw it the quicker the editor got the rushes, the better. Even if they were swamped, at least th...

February 15, 2019

Well here we are, another year behind us and the new one is in full swing.

My 2018 finished off with a great couple of projects. Firstly I edited a rather special block of five episodes for Hollyoaks. Directed by Sean Glynn, who is an absolute joy to work with. I've kno...

September 11, 2018

So today marks a year to the day since I left behind the role of assistant editor, and started calling myself an editor. In that time I’ve worked on children’s tv, soaps and ongoing dramas. Worked across the UK, from Glasgow to Liverpool, Newcastle to Manchester. It’s...

May 9, 2018

Lately I've been feeling quite reflective about my career. By all accounts I'm in a good place. I worked my way into the TV industry and made the leap from Assistant to Editor quicker than many do. A large part of this was down to the fantastic folk I had around me, wh...

April 6, 2018

It's been a little while since I've wrote anything here. After the usual lull in work through December and January I was thrust into the thick of editing five episodes of Channel 4's long running 'Hollyoaks'. The episodes aired the first week of April and have had a gr...

December 1, 2017

Recently I was asked to give a guest lecture at Northumbria University by course leader, Neil Percival. I'm a big believer in helping others within this industry so was only too happy to find some time to do so. From my time at The University of Cumbria, I remember som...