Rosie McDonald

Rosie McDonald – Editor

Proofreader, 30 years' experience, specialising in Education, Environment, Business and Social Sciences. Meticulous, eagle-eyed and on time!

Overview

I am a qualified freelance proofreader with over 30 years' experience, both in-house and out-house (!) proofreading academic, fiction and non-fiction for publishers, including Sage, Bloomsbury, Taylor & Francis, and independent authors, as well as promotional material for businesses.

I specialise in Education, Environment, Social Sciences, and Business, as I have experience of working in both the classroom and the publishing industry. I understand the terminology of education, and the pressures of publishing - I have never missed a deadline.

I also proofread websites and brochures for businesses, and have oodles of positive references, from companies as diverse as cleaning chemical manufacturers, event managers, and health and safety executors. My most recent work has included university application brochures, a pathology department newsletter and a community magazine for Bayswater, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. I love the variety of my work!

I am meticulous, checking every word, line end, front and back matter, running heads, illustrations, credits and headings - nothing escapes me! I can work on whatever platform you would like to use - Word with track changes, Adobe Acrobat (preferred), or even hard copy.


"A very good proofreader .... Your marking up was very clear and the queries easy to follow. Good job!"

Bonita Glanville-Morris, Production Editor, Taylor & Francis.


"Rosie delivers fast and clean copy every time, and has never missed a deadline."

Dave Higgitt, Group Editor, Venue Publishing.


"Accurate, fast and extremely good. The best proofreader I know."

Harry Mottram, Editor, Strawberry Line Times Magazine.


"Rosie provided an efficient and effective proofreading service for our trade show catalogues, and at a competitive price."

Mike Anderson, Managing Editor, Hale Events Ltd.


Rosie was highly professional, diligent and efficient. I would definitely look to work with her again on future projects.

Carl Gorham, author


Some excellent spots once again, you do a very fine job.

Steve Olive, editor, SEBRA magazines


Rosie has been brilliant to work with, providing us with a very quick turnaround and thorough review. Her notes were easy to follow and I'd work with her again. Thank you.

Helen Gusain, OnCampus university brochures

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference Humanities & Social Sciences Nature
Languages
English (UK)
Awards
  • B.Ed (Hons) Education and Environmental Science
Certifications
  • Publishing Training Centre Proofreading by Distance Learning

Work experience

Self-employed

Mar, 2002 — Present

After working in-house as a proofreader for a publishing company in Bristol, I have set up my own freelance proofreading business, and now proofread mainly non-fiction books for publishers, fiction for self-publishing authors, community magazines, and websites and brochures for businesses.

Venue Publishing

Aug, 1988 — May, 2001 (over 12 years)

Proofreading and copyediting for editorial and advertising departments in busy independent publishing house, working on a What's On guide to Bristol and various creative arts publications.

Portfolio

The Storegga Wave

Lane, Pamela

Proofreading
Category Six

Lane, Pamela

Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
Grandview

Trace Larkin

Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Business Events

Davidson, Rob

Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading

Rosie has 7 reviews

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Jonathan G.

Jonathan G.

Apr, 2024

Rosie was simply brilliant. She was very helpful, answering any questions swiftly and clearly. I truly believe that this very enjoyable collaboration has improved my book and my writing. I hope to work with Rosie again on my second book. Thank you Rosie
Brianna S.

Brianna S.

Nov, 2023

I've worked with Rosie on a few different projects now, and I'm so grateful for her expertise! Rosie is always communicative, asks wonderful questions to ensure the project is going in the right direction, and of course, catches even the trickiest of errors. Rosie is also flexible and kind, traits that are so important as my team and I field the needs of several authors at a time. I can't thank...
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Rosie M.
Thank you so much Brianna! Always a pleasure to work with you, and look forward to working with you again!
Brianna S.

Brianna S.

Mar, 2023

Loved working with Rosie again! She was so quick and helpful with my company's first project that we immediately had another one for her! She asked wonderful questions that really helped our edits come together. Can't wait to work with Rosie again!
Brianna S.

Brianna S.

Mar, 2023

I can't say enough positive things about working with Rosie! She was an ideal proofreader and partner in our project. Rosie is friendly, quick to respond, and was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was flexible with a few changes in our project, asked great questions to keep things moving, and made the entire process painless. Her edits and questions really helped nail down our manuscript a...
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Trace L.

Trace L.

Feb, 2023

Like the other partners I obtained through Reedsy, I couldn't say enough good things. If there are any errors in my finished book, it's from me messing with it after getting Rosie's work back. I will be definitely using her again when occasion calls for it.

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