I'm a trained and experienced editor with a passion for bringing creative writing projects to fruition

About me
My name is David Stanford and I started Metok Media to highlight the editorial services that I offer to creative writers. My journey has been a long and winding one. It started twenty-something years ago, when I sold my first few travel articles. I realised that I wanted to work with the written word, putting ideas onto paper and sharing them with an audience. I took a degree in media studies, with a focus on publishing. I then spent many years in journalism, both as a writer and editor, including stints in China and the Middle East. I also worked in book production, editing and proofreading titles on history and social science. Over the years, I wrote and edited countless creative articles, including arts reviews, travel stories, opinion pieces and satire. I also took on freelance editing commissions from writers of fiction, including novels and short stories. Keen to expand my work in this area, I trained in fiction editing through the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, of which I am an Advanced Professional Member. Twenty-something years down the road, I still love working with words.



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