About

I am a freelance proofreader based in the West Midlands.

I have completed the Publishing Training Centre’s course ‘Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning’ at a Pass With Merit level.

I can proofread documents on paper or on screen (with revision marking in a word processor), blind or against copy; I am willing to be flexible in this.

I am willing to proofread documents on any subject (within reason); however, I can comfortably claim Philosophy — especially philosophy of mind and language, existentialism, and meta-philosophy — as a specialist area since I have a BA (Hons) degree in Philosophy and studied those subjects in particular.

Unless specifically instructed to do otherwise, I will use the 2014 edition of New Hart’s Rules as the style guide for a job.


My portfolio contains details of projects which I have worked on.

In this page, I go into more detail about what proofreading involves and how it differs from copy-editing.

Contact me to request my proofreading services.

Make yourself aware of how I will charge for my services.

Before starting any job, I will need certain information about that job.

Be very sure that you have read and understood the terms and conditions before signing any project agreement.

I use some terminology specific to the publishing industry on this site; look up the glossary if you are unsure what certain words mean.


Links

These are some links which I find especially interesting:

The ‘Quotation of the Week’ and ‘Word of the Day’ tags on oupacademic.tumblr.com are interesting, occasionally enlightening and often amusing.

This advice from the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, on the subject of making the most of the skills and experience of a freelance copy-editor or proofreader, is very important and well worth reading.

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: Susan Albinson ~
  2. Pingback: Susan Albinson ~
    • Hi Lani,
      Thank you for the compliment ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m based in the UK, so I can’t give much advice beyond saying that looking for proofreading courses that are available in the US would be a good start. See if you can find a distance-learning course, as they tend to be more flexible and can be fitted around your schedule more easily. Best of luck in your proofreading endeavours!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s