Hi. My name is Dr Andrew Latimer. I am a theatre and performance studies scholar, proofreader, and editor based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

About my academic work

I research contemporary theatre and performance with primary interests in the political economy of theatre, regionalism, metatheatricality, testimony, and theatre historiography. I have expertise in a variety of qualitative research methodologies.

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. I currently work in research support in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

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, and in the not-for-profit sector. I work on behalf of clients working in sectors and disciplines such as astronomy, biomedical sciences, digital humanities, pharmaceuticals, psychotherapy, renewable energy, and robotics.

In addition to proofreading market research reports, I have worked on a wide range of document types over the years, including funding applications, research proposals, and academic handbooks. As such, my clients are equally diverse and include theatre companies, universities, research agencies, and local authorities.

I also provide consultancy services: advising clients on report structure and clarity, relevant policy contexts, and preparation for dissemination. In particular, I offer and apply extensive knowledge of the contemporary British theatre and higher education markets.