I live in Blackheath, London in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, and am a long-time editor of the English Wikipedia. I started editing in October 2003 (the first page I created was about Greenwich Park). My edits total passed the 10,000 mark in May 2009; by the end of 2011, I had created nearly 370 pages.
Wikimedia community activitiesEdit
I was formally accepted as a member of Wikimedia UK in February 2011.
- In 2010, I met two WMUK members who contributed to a 'social summer' event at the CIPR; I subsequently wrote about the CIPR, PR and Wikipedia during development, with Wikimedia UK, of the CIPR's first guidance notes (published June 2012), then an update published in 2014 (in guiding PR people in their interactions with Wikipedians, I stress I am first and foremost a Wikipedian).
- In April 2012 I arranged for a volunteer (Andy Mabbett) to facilitate a workshop at the Institution of Civil Engineers, followed by a GLAM Editathon at the ICE in July 2013.
- In June 2016, as a volunteer and at the request of Wikimedia UK, I gave a talk to staff at a London-based marketing/PR agency outlining key principles of Wikipedia.
- In July 2016, I attended a Wikimedia UK 'Training for Trainers' weekend, and became an accredited trainer (see my Wikimedia UK user page).
- As a Wikimedia UK volunteer, I have:
- helped at a Women in Architecture editathon at the Architectural Association (October 2015)
- helped at a BBC 100 Women Editathon in London (December 2016)
- helped at a Women in Classics Editathon at University College London (January 2017)
- been a Wikipedian spokesperson on BBC Radio 4's Law in Action programme (March 2017; an opportunity that enabled me to update Joshua Rozenberg's Wikipedia profile)
- helped at a women in chemistry event at Northwood School for Girls (June 2017), and
- helped at a women human rights defenders Editathon at Amnesty International in London (May 2018).
- helped with a Wikibook project at University College London (November 2018).