Professional Proofreader and Copy-editor

Offering a professional and friendly proofreading and copy-editing service.




Specialising in non-fiction and academic texts, I offer fast and reliable proofreading and copy-editing on a wide range of written materials:


Website content





Training guides

Brochures and leaflets

Magazine and journal articles

Press releases


Personal statements

Whether you are a writer, a student or have a business need, I can help.

Professional proofreading can give your content a polished edge, taking your written communications to the next level. I offer a trained second pair of eyes to check for the most subtle of errors and ensure that your copy helps to maintain your professional and credible image.  

My main areas of interest are aviation, military history, learning and development, leadership and management, health and wellbeing, and linguistics. However, I am happy to work on a wide range of subjects and welcome enquiries on work relating to any topic.

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and adhere to their code of practice.

More than a spell check

In addition to ensuring that your spelling and grammar are tip-top throughout, I will also check for inconsistencies in style, word usage and layout (spacing and alignment). I will ensure that punctuation is accurate and that your message is saying exactly what you want it to. My meticulous approach will guarantee that your end product looks professional and reads beautifully.

I also offer fact-checking, and if you don't already have a style sheet then this is something I can provide for you as part of the service.

In order to make sure that you are absolutely confident with your choice, I am happy to offer a small sample edit of your material.

If you are looking for proofreading for your dissertation or thesis, please have look at my 'Students' page as my terms of service are slightly different for academic services.

How does it work?

Most of my work is done on MS Word using track changes.

When I have finished, you will receive the following:

  • A copy of your original document with the tracked changes so that you can see all the amendments that have been made.

  • A fresh, unmarked copy of your final document.

  • A queries sheet with any additional questions or suggestions.

If you prefer, I can also work on PDFs using mark-up tools or electronic British Standards Institution (BSI) proof-correction symbols. 


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