Before joining Beyond Words in 1995, Dorothea worked for many years in the publishing and voluntary sectors, in the first as publicity manager and press officer and then in the voluntary sector, co-ordinating treatment and information centres, fund-raising and working as a counsellor. For the past 19 years Dorothea has hugely enjoyed working with Sheila Hollins and her co-authors together with members of advisory groups, including people with learning disabilities, on the development of new Books Beyond Words titles. She has overseen the development of 30 of the 40 books published in the series. She has even enjoyed writing applications for funding so that this splendid series could continue to flourish!
Dorothea was Managing Editor until the end of August 2014.
Her interests include classical music, especially opera, and reading.