My proofreading services include checking the grammar, spelling, punctuation, layout and style as well as ensuring there is clarity, consistency and flow.
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 the following:
- company literature and documents
- advertising and marketing material including web content
- 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 not in my capacity as a solicitor.)
Specialist legal knowledge and experience combined with attention to detail are all attributes I can bring to your legal proofreading requirements.
My law degree, legal training and experience means that I approach all my work in a focused, methodical manner, looking for both accuracy and clarity. I have a strong commercial awareness and working to strict deadlines is second nature to me. I am happy to proofread legal documents for publishers, individuals and businesses.
- Legal and proofreading qualifications
- Understanding of legal terminology
- Commercial awareness and practical experience
Clear structure and accurate content are key elements to consider when editing non-fiction.
As a law graduate and a student currently studying for an English Literature degree, I have first-hand knowledge of the importance of ensuring your work, whether it be a book, a magazine or company literature, is carefully checked for errors which would otherwise detract from the content. We spend hours trying to perfect the content which means we may not spot the spelling or punctuation errors, the inconsistencies or the missing reference in a bibliography.
It is always a good idea to ask a third party to proofread your work as they are able to approach it with a fresh pair of eyes.
- Law graduate
- English Literature degree student
- Experienced proofreader
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