Since 2000 I have run a professional proofreading and (mainly) copy-editing service, working on multi-author books and monographs, journal papers, reports and dissertations. I have a track record in editing academic writing in humanities and social sciences, often by writers whose first language is not English. I work on screen with the aid of tracking facilities, enabling the client to accept or reject changes.

Small errors and verbal infelicities can distract the reader. I will put right any errors in grammar and spelling, correct repetition, omission, awkward expression and incorrect ordering of headings or illustrations, and query anything that is unclear to me. I will ensure that your document is clear, accurate and ready for use.

Recent clients include Edinburgh University Press, Cambridge University Press (journals), Boydell & Brewer, ECPR Press and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (Glasgow).

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Society of Editing and Proofreading (formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders) and observe its code of practice.

Continuing Professional Development

On-Screen Editing 1 and 2, September 2014
Efficient Copy Editing, April 2016
Editing with Word, June 2016
References, June 2018
Proofreading 1, November 2018
Proofreading 2, May 2019
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