Hire a Proofreader in London

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Anna B.

Anna B.

London, United Kingdom

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I have 10+ years' experience working on children's and YA writing at UK publishers including Hachette and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Octopus (Hachette)
  • Carlton Books
  • Orchard (Hachette)
  • Egmont
  • N/A

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Fantasy Middle Grade Fantasy Science Fiction Contemporary Fiction Coming of Age Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult

Clare S.

Clare S.

London, United Kingdom

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A freelance copy-editor and proofreader specialising in cookery, craft and other lifestyle titles.


Work experience:

  • Cico Books
  • New Holland Publishers
  • Clare Sayer

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: DIY & Crafts Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Gerard D.

Gerard D.

London, United Kingdom

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Freelance copy-editor and proofreader (STEM and non-fiction) for Bloomsbury, HarperCollins, Hodder, Routledge, OUP, Pearson and others


Work experience:

  • Pearson Education
  • Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
  • The Charlesworth Group
  • Journal of Chemical Research (Science Reviews 2000 Ltd)
  • HarperCollins
  • Hodder Education
  • Cambridge Publishing Management

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Computers & Internet Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Engineering Math & Science Education & Reference Life Sciences Technology

Diane F.

Diane F.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced non-fiction ghostwriter, structural editor (book doctor) and copyeditor, specialising in the arts, humanities and biography.


Work experience:

  • Phaidon Press Ltd.
  • Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East
  • Academy Projects LLP
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • various

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction History Photography Architecture Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Math & Science

James R.

James R.

London, UK

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Experienced non-fiction editor and researcher with a decade's experience at large publishers. Focused on technology, politics and society.


Work experience:

  • Packt Publishing
  • Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Springer Nature
  • Mossycoat Theatre Company
  • JRP Editorial
  • Apress, Springer Nature

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Sociology Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Technology Business & Management Plays & Screenplays Fiction Writing & Publishing Computers & Internet Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Elv M.

Elv M.

London, United Kingdom

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Editorial consultant with 20 years’ publishing experience. I can help you shape your book, grow as a writer and create a great proposal.


Work experience:

  • OUP
  • Penguin Random House
  • Self-employed
  • Scholastic
  • Simon and Schuster
  • Egmont

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Poetry Anthologies Classics Middle Grade Children's

Sarah M.

Sarah M.

London, UK

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Experienced editor and proofreader specialising in children's fiction and non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • SJM Editing
  • One Third Stories
  • DK
  • Burgate School and Sixth Form

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Education & Reference Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Math & Science History Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Picture Books Children's Fiction DIY & Crafts Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Keith M.

Keith M.

London, United Kingdom

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Nonfiction publisher (25 years) specializing in science; author of one nonfiction book, three scifi novels and many TV entertainment shows.


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • Addison-Wesley/Pearson Education
  • Pergamon Press
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Computers & Internet Non-Fiction Children’s Non-Fiction Math & Science Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Technology Physics & Chemistry Entertainment Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences

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Proofreader for Hire London

You’ve removed all plot holes, tightened up your prose, gone through several rounds of revisions, and feel like your manuscript is just about ready to hit the presses. But before you do, there’s one crucial part of the editing process left: proofreading.

Whether you’ve already worked with a developmental or copy editor, or enlisted beta readers, friends, and family to look over your book, you must have someone read your manuscript with the singular goal of proofreading. This involves looking out for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and consistency errors. And trust us, when the Amazon review section of your book is free from comments like “This book is riddled with typos!” — you’ll be relieved you didn’t skip the proofreading step.

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