I continually upgrade my professional development by attending courses, workshops and conferences.

These include On-screen editing 1 and 2, Efficient copy-editing, Professional copy-editing, Introduction to illustrations, InDesign for beginners, Introduction to web editorial skills, and Indexing for editors.

I was asked to contribute to the SfEP's online course in on-screen editing, Editing with Word, and am now a tutor on the course. I am also a mentor in proofreading for the SfEP.

I have enjoyed attending several SfEP conferences (2001, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015).

In 2014 I was joint-organiser of the first SfEP regional mini-conference in Edinburgh, and I advised on the 2017 Edinburgh mini-conference.