Need a proofreader?

Do you need professional proofreading services? My name is Annie Deakins and I am a freelance proofreader.

I have trained extensively to proofread writing. I check errors and inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and context,  giving you a reliable, efficient and valuable  proofreading service.

Adaptable and distinctive, education is my specialism. With my long career as a teacher, I understand how teaching and learning happens.

I am adaptable to your needs. I offer distinctive specialisms, especially children’s books.

Have a look around my website. Are you my kind of client? Get in touch if you think we would be a good fit. But, I won’t suit all projects. If I can’t proofread your project, I know someone who can …

My kind of client:

Educational publisher

I can help you. Do you need a proofreader for primary or secondary learning materials?

Children’s book author

I can help you.  Have you written a book for children? Do you need a proofreader?


 I can help you. Are you presenting writing for the public? Does your website need proofreading services?


I can help you.  Have you written a dissertation or thesis? Do you need services from a proofreader?

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Recent proofreading project

‘The Lonely Robot’ written and illustrated by Ian Cordwell. Fiction book for 3–5 year olds. Robot lives on the moon. Robot is lonely, until one day a surprise visitor lands. Can Robot be brave enough to make new friends? Sometimes the smallest act of kindness can lead to the best of friends. Self-published with Amazon.

“Annie, thank you so much for your work.”


The Lonely Robot




Blurb of The Lonely Robot
The Lonely Robot blurb








Another job in my portfolio is tutoring primary children (retired teacher). See my Primary Tuition page.


Editor of Outlook parish magazine

I provide monthly editing and proofreading services for the 40-page Outlook parish magazine for St Mary’s Great Dunmow and St Andrew’s Barnston.

Edit May Outlook magazine
Edit May Outlook magazine