BA Hons (Biology, University of York)
Deutsch für Ausländer (certificate of proficiency in German, Universität Hamburg)
DipInfSc (Diploma in Information Science, City University, London)
FCLIP (Fellow of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
MA (Spatial Culture, Middlesex University)
Before setting up as a consultant, Monica Blake worked in a variety of posts as translator, editor and teacher. Employers included Information Retrieval Ltd, Biologische Anstalt Helgoland (Hamburg), Shakespeare School of English, Inner London Education Authority and Plenum Publishing.