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Laura Ripper

Laura Ripper - Editor

Peak District, UK

Copy-editor and proofreader specialising in plain English and academic writing. Supportive, reliable an professional.

Overview

I'm a proofreader and copy-editor based in the UK. I love working with words (and the people who write them!) and I take a supportive approach to giving feedback to my clients. I specialise in plain English, academic writing and text written by authors whose first language is not English. I also work with fiction writers, and have assisted authors in the genres shown below.
I have a background in marketing, particularly in the charity and voluntary sector, and have taught English as a foreign language. I'm an Associate of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.
I have more than a decade of experience and would love to use my expertise to help you.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Economics Nature Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences
Fiction
Fantasy Horror Humor & Comedy Science Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction

Work experience

Editor

Plain English Campaign
January, 2004 – January, 2007 (about 3 years)

Editing text for clarity and ease of reading. Examples include company reports, contracts, terms and conditions, information leaflets, training guides, style guides, tenancy agreements, and instructions.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Mind Games & Ministers

Chris L. Longden

Crime-ridden housing estates, single parenthood, death, domestic violence, office politics and sexual shenanigans with your ex. Or maybe even with one of the country’s top politicians … Welcome to the life of Rachael Russell. “The adrenaline of working on council estates could become addictive. As could some of your colleagues …” How soon is too soon for a new relationship, or even a quickie? ... read more

Crime-ridden housing estates, single parenthood, death, domestic violence, office politics and sexual shenanigans with your ex. Or maybe even with one of the country’s top politicians … Welcome to the life of Rachael Russell. “The adrenaline of working on council estates could become addictive. As could some of your colleagues …” How soon is too soon for a new relationship, or even a quickie? ... read more

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