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

Do you need a proofreader for primary or secondary learning materials? Do you need a proofreader for ELT digital materials? 

Children’s book author

Have you written a book for children? Do you need a proofreader?


 Are you presenting writing for the public or for your company? Does your website need proofreading services?


Have you written a dissertation or thesis? Does it need proofreading?

proofreading services

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 (as an ex-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.

Outlook magazine
Edit June Outlook magazine