Hire a Proofreader in United Kingdom

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Elizabeth W.

Elizabeth W.

London, United Kingdom

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I am a freelance editor with over twelve years experience in publishing. My skills include proofreading, structural editing and copyediting.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Parragon
  • Robert Hale, Ltd.
  • Hodder and Stoughton

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Picture Books Children's Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense

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

Tom V.

Tom V.

Plymouth, United Kingdom

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I am an editor, a prize-winning author and creative writing lecturer with more than ten years' experience.


Work experience:

  • Short Fiction Literary Journal
  • Plymouth University
  • Arvon

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Short Story Mystery & Crime True Crime Non-Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Rachel E.

Rachel E.

London, United Kingdom

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A reliable and highly proficient copy editor and proofreader, with 10+ years' experience from several of the UK's top publishing companies.


Work experience:

  • Orion Publishing Group
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Sage Academic Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Various

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Romance Fiction Action & Adventure Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Holiday Young Adult Thriller & Suspense Humor & Comedy

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

Atalanta W.

Atalanta W.

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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An experienced editor, proofreader and writer specializing in arts and humanities, education, fiction and trade nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • (self-employed)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Classics Fiction Short Story Education & Reference Design Business & Management Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult

Deborah W.

Deborah W.

England, United Kingdom

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Editor/proofreader: experience in post-doc level books to EYFS and primary KS1 via academic articles, theses and commercial reports


Work experience:

  • Wordwisewebb
  • Warwick Business School
  • SGS Environment
  • Oxfordshire County Council

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Nature Engineering Math & Science Education & Reference Sports & Outdoors Parenting & Families Physics & Chemistry Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Life Sciences

Paula Clarke B.

Paula Clarke B.

Stockport, United Kingdom

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Book indexer and editor for over 15 years and 750 books (arts, humanities, social sciences, fiction). Let's make your book even better.


Work experience:

  • Baindex

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment History Humanities & Social Sciences Music Psychology Poetry Fiction Writing & Publishing Political Science & Current Affairs Literary Fiction

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