About me

I have worked in the publishing industry for 30 years, which has provided me with a great deal of experience creating, contributing to, and editing a wide range of communications material in a variety of formats and channels. Additionally, with editorial management experience, I have recruited and run publishing teams, devised and launched new publications, and run, or refocused, existing ones.

2009 - date:  Denise Smith Publishing Services
2003 - 2009: Publications Manager/Managing Editor, IFS University College
1995 - 2003: Personal Assistant to the Publishing Director, IFS University College
1989 - 1994: Technical Editor/Proofreader, DBW Ltd

2014 - date:  Secretary, Herne Bay Photographic Club
2012 - 2015: Newsletter Editor, MS Society, Thanet
2009 - 2015: Newsletter Editor and Webmaster, Churches Together in Herne Bay
2003 - 2012: Press Officer, St Martin’s Church, Herne
1996 - 2003: Marketing and Communications Executive, Theatre in the Park, Herne
1985 - 1991: Editor, Spotlight community magazine

2011: Master’s Degree (MA) in Management Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
        ~  Passed with Distinction
2007: Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
         ~ Passed with Distinction
1997: Proofreading and collating text, NVQ level 3, Open University
1995: RSA Higher Diploma in Administration (Degree level), Canterbury College
         ~ Won the RSA “National Recognising Achievement Award” for Professional Administration
        ~  Nominated for the NIACE “Outstanding Adult Learner” Award