Carol Lowther

Carol Lowther - Editor

Belfast, UK

I'm an experienced proofreader and editor, predominantly working on textbooks and academic writing.

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I'm an experienced proofreader and editor, mainly in the fields of textbooks and academic writing. I've worked across a diversity of subject matter, from archaeology to tourism to counselling to mathematics and I love to learn something from everything I read. My aim is always to preserve the writer's voice whilst enhancing the readability of their work, always with the audience in mind.

I'm skilled at working to a brief and a timeframe and I believe that keeping an open line of communication with authors or production editors is key to creating the best product possible. I enjoy getting to know those I work with - that way, I can provide suggestions and gentle challenge to provoke discussion. However, if that's not your style, I'm equally happy to follow your brief and stay out of your way!

I have an eclectic background, with undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in engineering, a postgraduate certificate in behaviour change and a full airline transport pilot's licence in addition to my editorial qualifications. I'm currently studying for a humanities degree in my spare time. I've worked in finance, the oil industry and as an airline pilot so I bring an unusual breadth of experience and skills to the table.

I look forward to collaborating on your next project ...

English (UK)
English (US)
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Education & Reference
Mathematics & Statistics
Religion & Spirituality


  • B.Eng (hons) mechanical engineering
  • M.Eng petroleum engineering
  • PG Cert behaviour change
  • PTC basic proofreaing
  • PTC advanced proofreading
  • PTC substantive editing and rewriting

Work experience

Proofreader, editor and trainer

October, 2014 – Present (over 6 years)

Portfolio (9 selected works)

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