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.
These are some links which I find especially interesting:
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.