Peikwan Simpson

Peikwan Simpson - Editor

Nottinghamshire

I am passionate about the English language, its subtleties and the power that its words can bring when used well.

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Overview

Proofreader and copy-editor: academic specialist (social sciences, humanities, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies), with vast experience of working with non-native English speakers. Additional experience of proofreading web copy for corporate clients and schools.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Children's Picture Books
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
History
Parenting & Families
Philosophy
Politics & Current Affairs
Religion & Spirituality
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • BA (Hons) Sociology 2.1 (University of Nottingham)
  • Diploma in Management (Development) (University of Leicester)
  • SfEP proofreading and copy-editing courses

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader and Copy-Editor

Master Proof
October, 2013 – Present (about 5 years)

I am an experienced proofreader, specializing in academic texts, especially in the humanities and social sciences.
I offer proofreading using BSI proof-correction marks; on-screen revision tracking in MS Word ; PDF mark-up; and copy-editing using the client’s textual coding and tagging conventions (if required) on hard copy or on-screen.

My copy-editing experience includes work within Middle Eastern studies. However , I am flexible and would consider all types of commissions, including proofreading and copy-editing of fiction manuscripts. I have additional experience of editing children's fiction and poetry and would welcome enquiries from self-publishers.

I have worked with many clients who have English as a second language, as well as clients with dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Please do drop me a line should you require further information about my services.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

Genocide: The Basics

Paul R. Bartrop

Genocide: The Basics is an engaging introduction to the study of a controversial and widely debated topic. This concise and comprehensive book explores key questions such as; how successful have efforts been in the prevention of genocide? How prevalent has genocide been throughout history? and how has the concept been defined? Real world case studies address significant issues including: The k... read more

Genocide: The Basics is an engaging introduction to the study of a controversial and widely debated topic. This concise and comprehensive book explores key questions such as; how successful have efforts been in the prevention of genocide? How prevalent has genocide been throughout history? and how has the concept been defined? Real world case studies address significant issues including: The k... read more

Legal Guide for Police: Constitutional Issues

Jeffery T. Walker, Craig Hemmens

Legal Guide for Police, 10th edition, is a valuable tool for criminal justice students and law enforcement professionals, bringing them up-to-date with developments in the law of arrest, search and seizure, police authority to detain, questioning suspects and pretrial identification procedures, police power and its limitations, and civil liability of police officers and agencies. Including spe... read more

Legal Guide for Police, 10th edition, is a valuable tool for criminal justice students and law enforcement professionals, bringing them up-to-date with developments in the law of arrest, search and seizure, police authority to detain, questioning suspects and pretrial identification procedures, police power and its limitations, and civil liability of police officers and agencies. Including spe... read more

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