Editor and sound designer for spoken word

✓  Audiobooks
✓  Sound Design
✓  Dolby Atmos
✓  Audio Drama

Starting out with BBC Audiobooks (later AudioGO), and working freelance since 2012, I have over twenty-one years' experience as an audiobook editor. I now put my ear to sound-design — bringing stories to life with illustrative sound-effects and immersive audio.

In 2023, Storytel's dramatisation of 1984 — which I sound-designed — was nominated for an Audie award. Also that year, I was selected to participate on the BBC's Sound First scheme.


I have worked with Oliver for many years and highly recommend him as a spoken word editor. Oliver can always be relied upon to deliver on or before the deadline. He is thorough, methodical and has an exceptional ear for detail.
Jennifer Howard, Sound Understanding
His experience, creativity and versatility ensure the final audio is the very best it can be. Oliver works with us from concept right through to release and is a vital part of the creative process.
Kate Jones, Head of Content Creation, Storytel

BBC R3 Between the Ears Writer: Lisa O'Hare

Commissioned as part of the BBC's Sound First and Words First schemes.

BBC Digital Audio Writer: James Goss. Reader: Dan Starkey.

A completely batty novelisation of the 60th anniversary special. Sound effects throughout with fake Spice Girls for extra mavity.

Storytel Dir: Kate Jones. Writer: Anna Lea. Music: Liz Purnell.

Four hour dramatisation of Orwell's 1984. Audie award finalist.

Penguin Random House Writer: Ben Lerwill. Reader: Hannah Arterton. Prod: Lily Ridett.

An audio tour of the wildlife of: London, Berlin, Paris, Warsaw, Calgary, New York City, Chicago, Sydney, Beijing, Tokyo, Mumbai, Singapore, Cape Town and Seoul.

Penguin Random House Reader: David Harwood.

Captain Tom's auto-biography written for children, illustrated with sound-effects.

Storytel Writer: Catherine Khoo. Reader: Tina Chiang.

Seven legends from Asia. Retold with music and sound effects.

Penguin Random House Reader: Molly Oldfield & Robbie McMillan. Prod: Roy McMillan.

An exploration of intriguing questions. Illustrated with audio throughout.

BBC Worldwide Prod: Kate Jones. Writer: Anna Lea.

Audio tour-guides released by Lonely Planet as an app for iOS and audio-only by BBC Worldwide.