I am a qualified proofreader with eight years’ experience of proofreading a range of projects. It was whilst producing charity newsletters that I became enthused about this role. In 2014, I passed the Publishing Training Centre's PQB course in Basic Proofreading. I then joined a proofreading work experience programme in 2015, whilst securing unpaid work as a Contributing Editor for a scientific magazine. Paid opportunities soon came after with the help of widely marketing myself a freelance proofreader. My main focus now is on proofreading and proof-editing services for writers of fiction. I concentrate my work on crime, thrillers and historical fiction. My skills are also put to good use whilst working as a freelance non-fiction proofreader for The History Press.
There is nothing like working with a client in this business where both parties reap the fantastic rewards! I'm a grammar geek at heart and love applying all my knowledge to polish off intriguing and exciting projects. Along with my enthusiasm and dedication to your work, I can offer transparency and communication throughout, giving you peace of mind that I will put your writing goals first. If you need a light proof-edit, I can provide it. If you require a stylesheet, I'm onto it. I am easy-going, approachable and honest and happy to welcome new clients who wish to seek a happy collaboration!
- PTC's Certificate in Basic Proofreading
Working for myself is so rewarding and the excitement of having my own business drives my enthusiasm and dedication. This has helped me to gain established clients who trust me to take on their projects again and again. I am proud to have worked with authors Stephen Collier, Paul Stretton-Stephens and J.P. Ceark on more than one of their titles. I also get called upon by The History Press from time to time to undertake the last process in their publishing service - a fine-tuning proofread on PDF proofs. Never a dull moment!
The History Press
You will see at the end of my portfolio just some of the non-fiction books I have proofread for The History Press. The range of topics cannot be underestimated!
Pauline Gower, Pioneering Leader of the Spitfire Women
My Grandfather's Knife: Hidden Stories from the Second World War
Voices from the Shoreline: The Ancient and Ingenious Traditions of Coastal Fishing