My skills and areas of interest cover history, folklore, human interest, memoirs and family histories,
business and management, HR topics, non-native English editing, autobiographies and transatlantic studies.
I am also an enthusiastic stitcher and love to work with words about textile art and design, embroidery, felt-making and sewing of all kinds.
I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and edited their membership magazine for ten years.
I love helping an author to ensure the best combination of words and phrases to make the story they are telling the very best. I'll also ensure that grammar, punctuation and spelling are correct so as not to interrupt the reader's concentration. The apostrophe may occur often - but always in the right place.
I really enjoy handling words and making them clear to the reader while retaining the author's style. Clarity and attention to detail are paramount.
What people have said:
I am deeply appreciative to have had your expertise and feel like I have learned so much, even in the past couple of hours, looking through these final proofs, in terms of how to give my writing a needed fine tune. I feel genuinely blessed that you agreed to come with me on this final stage of the journey.
Jamie Hylands, author of The Middle
It would not have been possible to put this thesis together without your patience and your meticulous way of going through the pages with a fine-tooth comb, untangling all the winding, convoluted language, in order that my words would make sense.
Khairul Ismail - PhD thesis (non-native English speaker)
- Twice named Editor of the Year for business publications
- Advanced Professional member of The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
Hazel has 4 reviews