After a spell in Italy teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sylvia Sullivan joined the publications department of the UK’s largest conservation charity, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. “I was able to combine two of my greatest passions – words and wildlife!”
This lively, highly motivated and fast-growing organisation provided wide experience in producing printed material of the highest quality. For two years Sylvia edited the bi-monthly magazine of the RSPB’s junior branch, and for a further five years she edited the RSPB’s quarterly magazine.
Aspects of publishing ranging from writing, especially on natural history and equestrian subjects, editorial project management, restructuring documents, writing and editing for the web, through to complex integrated text.
Work has included academic texts, technical handbooks, journals and illustrated trade books, together with a variety of other material from leaflets and newsletters to corporate brochures.
Sylvia joined the Society for Editors and Proofreaders shortly after it was founded and edited its newsletter for three years. In 2008 she was among the first eight people to be awarded a Licentiateship in Editorial Skills by the City & Guilds Institute of London. She is also a distance learning tutor for Publishing Training Centre.
Advanced member Society for Editors and Proofreaders
Licentiate City & Guilds Institute of London
Partner in The Creative Mix team