I offer high-quality proofreading and copy-editing services at fair rates, delivered efficiently, intelligently and with a smile.
Qualifications and experience
Proofreading: I have passed the Society for Editors and Proofreaders‘ (SfEP) Proofreading Progress course and publishers’ proofreading tests (OUP Academic, Taylor & Francis, Boydell & Brewer, Palgrave MacMillan, UCL Press).
Editing: I have passed the Society for Editors and Proofreaders‘ (SfEP) Copy-editing Progress course as well as publishers’ tests (e.g. Boydell & Brewer, UCL Press). I love editing academic works and have edited both shorter publications and multi-author volumes; this is in addition to a wide range of documents and websites I have worked on in my previous life as a policy officer for over fifteen years and academic for eleven years.
I have also taken a course on substantive editing / rewriting with the Oxfordshire Publishing Group.
Project management: I hold a current Prince2 qualification at practitioner level.
Areas of expertise
My main focus is on non-fiction publications in humanities from Classics to European history, theology, literature and art. This can be anything from an academic work to a leaflet or website for a museum, church or other site. My language skills can be handy, from German, Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian and French to a little Old and Middle English too!
I also have expertise in public policy, charities, co-operative and social enterprise, so welcome enquiries in these areas – particularly in relation to climate change, social justice and empowerment. Just get in touch, whether it is a small job or a larger project.
Find out more
I am happy to work on screen or on paper, depending on your needs. I can use the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) proof-correction marks or built-in tools in programs such as Word, Adobe Acrobat Reader or PDF-Xchange.
As with my translation services, I aim to charge a fair rate, so am open to negotiation depending on the project and the level of work required, while taking into account the minimum rates suggested by the SfEP. I can offer an introductory rate to new clients for the first project.
Please contact me for a free quote or call me on +44 (0)1865 712014: