Ruth Mansergh with a copy of Whitehaven in the Great War

About Ruth Mansergh

I am a mother-of-two who has worked as a journalist and as a freelance sub-editor/proofreader for publications including Financial Adviser and the Daily Mail.

I was brought up in Cumbria, went to school in North Yorkshire and I have a degree in English with Social History from Leeds University and a fast-track NCTJ qualification.

I have inherited my father’s keen interest in local history.

I also have a Land Registry/Law Society conveyancing qualification. I passed all six assignments and my work was described as beautifully written.

Work from home, where I have access to InDesign and Photoshop, enables me to balance looking after my children with a part-time career. This also means I do not face barriers because of my disability.

I currently live in north Surrey, within easy distance of the National Archives at Kew where I can carry out research.