Proofreading and editing services

My proofreading services include checking the grammar, spelling, punctuation, layout and style as well as ensuring there is clarity, consistency and flow.

My copyediting services include checking grammar, spelling, punctuation and consistency, as well as the structure, flow and readability.

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), and abide by their code of practice.

My services include proofreading and editing the following:

  • company literature and documents
  • advertising and marketing material including web content
  • books
  • magazines and journals

I am happy to use Word Track Changes, PDF mark-up tools or the British Standard Institution Proof Correction Marks on paper.

(Please note that these services will be provided in my capacity as a proofreader and editor and not in my capacity as a solicitor.)

Editing for publishers

Proofreading and copyediting books on behalf of publishers.

I have proofread and copyedited numerous books for both production companies and publishers. The projects have included books aimed at both the UK and US markets on a wide range of topics to include sport, law, business, history, psychology and sociology. I regularly liaise directly with the authors as well as the typesetter and am able to carry out a copyedit, light edit or proofread as required.

  • Proofreading and copyediting qualifications
  • Focused and methodical
  • Understanding of deadlines and budgets

Non-fiction

Copyediting and proofreading services for non-fiction.

Whether you are writing a book or a press release, it needs to have structure, consistency and it needs to flow, so that it appeals to your reader. We spend hours trying to perfect the content of our literature which means we may not notice the spelling, grammar, punctuation errors or the inconsistencies, or spot the instances where the message is not clearly conveyed. An editor is able to approach your work with a fresh pair of eyes – whether this be through a copyedit or a proofread. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements and also for a quote.

  • Tailored service according to your requirements
  • Sensitive to maintaining your tone and style
  • Proofreading and copyediting qualifications
Proofreader Portsmouth Hampshire

Proofreading for businesses

A professional approach delivers a professional outcome.

As well as working as a solicitor in private practice, I was also head of department and a business owner. I therefore understand the fundamental importance of communication, as well as the need to combine accuracy and clarity with being commercially aware as to costs and deadlines. The documentation produced by your company is a reflection on your business, whether this be in-house documents read by your employees and suppliers or reports and marketing material read by your clients. I appreciate the difficulty in achieving consistency particularly when there are several contributors all with different ways of working.

I am flexible as to the nature and size of the business requiring my proofreading services. I am also able to assist you in compiling a style sheet to ensure future consistency.

  • Experienced business owner
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication skills

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