Hi. My name is Dr Andrew Latimer. I am a researcher, writer, proofreader, and editor based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

About my academic work

I specialise in contemporary theatre and performance studies with primary interests in people’s theatre, regionalism, the politics of place, and theatre historiography. I have expertise in a number of qualitative and interdisciplinary research methodologies developed in academic and market research sectors.

I completed my PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies at Newcastle University in 2022. My doctoral thesis presents the first major critical study of the theatrical culture of the North East of England, exploring the region’s vernacular traditions and modes of theatre ecology. I currently work in research support in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle alongside my work as a researcher, proofreader, and editor.

About my arts journalism work

I qualified as an arts journalist in 2012, and my work as a theatre critic has appeared in The Stage, The List, Fest, and Exeunt.

I have worked predominantly in Edinburgh, covering both year-round work and the Edinburgh Fringe, and as a regional correspondent for The Stage covering theatre and performance produced in the North East of England.

About my proofreading and editing experience

I specialise in proofreading strategic market research reports for clients in education, technology, and B2B markets, as well as in the not-for-profit sector. I work on behalf of clients in a variety of disciplines and industries such as astronomy, biomedical sciences, digital humanities, health sciences, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, and robotics.

In addition, I have worked with organisations such as theatre companies, universities, research agencies, and local authorities on a wide range of document types over the years. These include funding applications, research proposals, and academic handbooks.

I also provide report writing and consultancy services: advising clients on structure and clarity, relevant policy contexts, and preparation for dissemination.