Hire a Proofreader in United Kingdom

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Loma H.

Loma H.

London, United Kingdom

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Friendly, efficient editor and researcher with a deep passion for books and authors. Reading is my pleasure as well as my profession.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Romance Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Short Story Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense

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

Liz J.

Liz J.

Wells, United Kingdom

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I have worked as an editor since 1998, across a range of genres. I enjoy finding practical ways to help your project shine.


Work experience:

  • Liz Jones Editorial Solutions
  • Quarto
  • Scholastic (Educational Division)
  • Usborne
  • Miles Kelly Publishing

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Art Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Humanities & Social Sciences Home & Garden Writing & Publishing Mystery & Crime Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction Design Architecture

Sinead F.

Sinead F.

Windsor, United Kingdom

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I am a qualified copy editor, proofreader and manuscript appraiser, with ten years' experience in the industry.


Work experience:

  • Published by HarperCollins
  • Freelance

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Self-help & Self-improvement

Judith P.

Judith P.

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Children's book editor, specializing in middle-grade and picture books. Experienced in helping authors turn good ideas into great books.


Work experience:

  • Plurus Books
  • Oxford University Press
  • Jacaranda Literary Agency
  • Oxford Brookes University

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Middle Grade Education & Reference Children's

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: Non-Fiction Art Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Photography

Caroline O.

Caroline O.

Durham, United Kingdom

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A flexible, thorough editor with an eye for detail and consistency. I make sure that the little things don't distract from the big things. 


Work experience:

  • Orr Editorial

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Technology Horror Math & Science Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Urban Fantasy

Hannah H.

Hannah H.

Oxford, United Kingdom

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An editor with expertise in children's books, literacy and artwork design, I’ve worked with authors such as Julia Donaldson and Terry Deary.


Work experience:

  • Pearson Plc
  • Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Oxford University Press
  • Hamilton Trust
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Camel Publishing Ltd.
  • BBC
  • Oxford Inspires
  • Blue Tutors
  • University of Oxford
  • Forge Media, University of Sheffield

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Comics (non fiction) Middle Grade Comics & Graphic Novels Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction ELT Children's

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Proofreader for hire in the UK

If you’ve got the manuscript, we’ve got the proofreaders who can whip it into shape for you. In order to stand up (and stand out) next to traditionally published books on bookshelves, your story will need to be perfect in every way. And that includes the minuscule details that may have evaded your detection, such as typos, punctuation errors, and grammar slip-ups — all of which unfortunately makes or breaks the professionalism of your book in readers’ eyes more than anything else.

Luckily, proofreaders exist for a reason. A proofread is the final edit before publication, and it guarantees that all of the tiny mistakes that might remain in a book’s text are eliminated. You can think of it as a safety net: any error that might have bypassed your notice earlier will be caught during a thorough and professional proofread.

Professional proofreaders are employed by traditional publishing houses and self-publishing authors alike to carry out a proofread. Even though this is the last stage of the editing process, it mustn’t be overlooked. That’s why quality proofreaders should ideally bring a host of abilities to the table of a collaboration, including patience, decades of experience, and a meticulous eye for detail. So if your intention is to publish a book that is the best that it can be, you’ll want to find the best proofreader for hire in the UK.

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