Di Smith has worked as an editor for over 20 years for various publication houses, including Pan Macmillan, Shuter & Shooter, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press and Flora & Fauna Publications Trust. Di has extensive experience as an author / editor of scientific publications (including works such as Pooley’s Trees of Eastern South Africa, Bird Atlas of Botswana, Zulu Medicinal Plants, among many others).
With a Master’s degree in science, Di has been a key member of the author team who have produced Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and other text books for the South African education market, shepherding these through multiple curriculum changes over the past few decades.
She has also edited several novels and works of fiction through Pan MacMillan and Watermark Publishers.
Di has many years of experience of teaching in a variety of state and independent schools in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She has a passionate interest in encouraging and helping students as they develop their enjoyment, skill and precision as credible and sought-after editors of English text.