"Striving to make your text accurate and more readable"
Proofread (verb): to find and correct mistakes in text before it is printed or put online.
I am a freelance proofreader based in Hastings, East Sussex. Before taking up proofreading, I worked for twenty years teaching English in the EFL sector so I have a good grounding in English grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary and use of English.
I am a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and abide by their code of practice.
I offer a proofreading service to businesses, students, publishers and authors. I will work on your text not only to find errors and correct them but to find ways of making it read better too.
I can mark up your text in a variety of ways (see the Process page), whichever one works best for you, and I will tell you why I think a change should be made.
I enjoy proofreading copy of all types and like most proofreaders, I get satisfaction from finding and correcting mistakes and making a text 'better'. After you have taken the time and trouble to write something and are about to have it printed or published, it makes sense to have it checked thoroughly first. Please get in touch today and I'll be glad to discuss your project with you.
Ian D Southan
Ian is a meticulous proofreader who diagnosed & corrected my ‘comma-itis’! I was especially impressed by the speed with which my lengthy thesis was read and returned with his helpful comments and suggestions. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Ian and thank him for his professionalism and interest in my project.
England, PhD in Technology
I do thank you for all of your efforts and the layout is better than before so much, and looks like really professional. It is GREAT! Thanks again.
England, BA in Jewellery Design
TRY THIS SIMPLE TEST
Don't let your self or your business down by allowingmistakes in punctuation
spellling, grammar, vocabulary or layout to slip though unnoticed.
Has someone check you're text before it is sent of to the printer and uploaded to
to your website. contact us today to discuss your requirements.
"Whoops! Perhaps I should have got someone to proofread this first!
How many errors or 'typos' can you find?"
fiction and non-fiction
If you are self-publishing a novel, writing an article for a magazine or publishing to a website or a blog you should get another pair of eyes to check over your work to be sure that it is free of errors and reads well.
Get in touch today to discuss your project.
For information about proofreading your dissertations, papers and theses, click the academics link on the menu bar above - I can help you put a final polish on your writing.
Promoting your business, selling your product, establishing a brand - all these require the use of words. Words and the ways we use them are quite important - mistakes don't reflect well on your business - if you can't get the spelling right what else can't you get right?
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