Editors must be a well-read bunch to be able to tackle all sorts of work. Hence the Wells Read.
My academic background is in sociology, classical studies and theology. My work history has always involved close reading, be it in private investigations, social work or teaching languages and humanities. And my reading for pleasure involves various genres, including speculative (specifically post-apocalyptic and dystopian) fiction, Can Lit, pilgrimage stories and a category I like to call Edwardian: books by Howard Spring and his ilk. And gladiator novels.
Although I’m ‘the editor who knows Latin,’ my copy editing areas are broad and include fiction, non-fiction trade and academic publishing. My micro-niches are liturgical art and sacred space, modern religious art and Christian symbolism.
Subtitle editing is facilitated by my background in languages and translation, captioning, and many years of studying and teaching English. And our family trade was film projection for four generations!