What I Do

I proofread writing by checking for errors and inconsistencies in punctuation, spelling, grammar, context and sense. Once I have found the errors, I suggest corrections and changes.

My CIEP proofreading training  (see About how I can help you) taught me to:

  • use BSI Symbols and PDF tools;
  • check writing both on screen using track changes in Word and commenting in Adobe Reader, as well as on hard copy (paper).

All you have to do is:

  1. Contact me to make initial enquiries and discuss your requirements, sending me a small sample (minimum of 1,000 words) from the middle of the document to give me an idea of the subject and quality of the writing.
  2. I give a no-obligation quote for the job depending on the level of intervention.
  3. The document will be proofread, within a given time frame, with clear corrections, any queries, and an invoice sent.
  4.  Payment of the invoice will be by bank transfer.

Code of Practice

I follow the Code of Practice of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), Ensuring Editorial Excellence, available here.

what I do



These ‘Before’ and ‘After’ examples of a 1,000 word sample will give an idea of the value I can add as a proofreader.

Sample Before Checking

Sample After Checking