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Joanna Bowery

Joanna Bowery - Editor

Teignmouth, United Kingdom

Proofreader with a background in marketing and journalism. Specialisms include charity, education, marketing and business.


I am a freelance proofreader and an associate member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). Specialist interests include marketing, business, charity, education, parenting, keeping fit, rugby and health. I am happy to edit hard copy or on-screen. I have completed the SfEP introduction to proofreading course and am currently studying the Publishing Training Centre (PTC) introduction to proofreading by distance learning course.

Business & Management Career Guides Economics Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences Sports & outdoor recreation


  • SfEP Introduction to Proofreading


  • Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional Diploma

Work experience

Copy-editing marketing collateral

Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education

November, 2012 – February, 2014 (over 1 year)

As part of a wider role as marketing manager, I was responsible for proofreading all marketing collateral, including annual reports, impact reports, advertising copy, editorial copy, website copy, social media copy, press releases and parent information. Given that our target audience was both hearing and deaf, I had to ensure that copy was accessible to all.

Proofreading marketing collateral

University of Exeter Students' Guild

November, 2008 – November, 2012 (about 4 years)

As part of a wider marketing manager role, I was responsible for the final proofreading of all marketing collateral for the University of Exeter Students' Guild. This included student handbooks, information leaflets, website copy, and press releases.

Copy-editing business reports and marketing collateral


May, 2008 – November, 2008 (6 months)

Copy-edited business reports and marketing collateral for several clients, including HMP Exeter and System 6 Kitchens, as part of a wider account management role at the CRM software and marketing agency, Pebble.

Redeveloped style guide for Agrow World Crop Protection News

T&F Informa

October, 2004 – March, 2005 (5 months)

Redeveloped the style guide for the global agrochemical newsletter, Agrow World Crop Protection News.

Proofreading - Agrow World Crop Protection News

PJB Publications / T&F Informa

July, 2003 – July, 2005 (about 2 years)

Proofread the global agrochemical newsletter, Agrow World Crop Protection News.


Reed Business Information

August, 2001 – July, 2003 (almost 2 years)

Proofread copy before it was published on the global chemical newswire, Chemical News & Intelligence.

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