I'm a bookdealer specialising in the English language pony book. I've written a website about pony books, which you can find here.
The bookdealing is a relatively new departure. Before that, I worked as a freelance writer. I mostly wrote for Royal Mail Consulting: training manuals; reports; training programs, and editing other peoples' pieces. I've carried on proofreading, and still do occasional work for Fidra Books. I've written introductions for Fidra on Primrose Cumming and Josephine Pullein- Thompson.
I've worked as a freelance computer trainer and via Laidlaw & Constable and other training companies worked at Visa, the Home Office and Standard Chartered Bank, amongst many others.
My first real job was with the Mental Health Foundation, for whom I worked for eight years, ending up as Director of Local Fundraising, as well as being jointly responsible for the computer network.
All this is proof positive that you can have a varied career on the back of an Arts degree. I went to Sheffield University, and did Ancient History and Classical Civilisation. I loved history then and I still do, though the sort of thing I write now, from a plethora of different sources, some of whom are still alive, is a world away from Ancient History, where I used to construct whole essays from four pieces of evidence.