I am finding that the Josm validator is doing a great job in finding things I should attempt to fix, so much so that in my area is appears to be overwhelming at the moment.
Can I filter just the responses from the validator that have me as the author so that I can initially check my own work first.
Yes, you can.
If you select some objects and run the validator, then only selected objects will be validated. So the trick is to select the right objects first. To do so, use the search function (Ctrl + F, or Edit → Search in the menu), and search for user:nevw in the search field. Now that you have selected all objects last edited by yourself, run the validator.
thanks for the prompt reply.