Clare Kenney

About me

I am a freelance proofreader. I have a legal background, but am able to work on a wide variety of subjects.

Services

Proofreading: Once your document, small or large, is ready to be published, whether online or as a hard copy, I can provide a final check of grammar, punctuation, spelling and style. I am able to mark-up the document using BSI proofreading symbols, Track Changes in Word or the tools in Adobe Acrobat Reader on PDF; whichever is suitable and convenient for the client.

Experience

  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders: Entry Level
  • Criminal defence solicitor for 10 years and currently sitting as a magistrate on the Gwent bench.

Qualifications and awards

  • Basic Proofreading – Publishing Training Centre
  • LLB (Hons)
  • Legal Practice Course

Testimonials

CK Editorial has helped streamline our reporting process by providing a responsive and high quality proofreading service.

Ed Gabbitas, Director, Evora Global

Jodie Marley

About me

I am a freelance proofreader, offering a friendly and professional service. If you have material ready for publication, or to be posted on a website or blog, I can assist you by giving your document a final check to look for any errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar that may have slipped through, and will also check the overall style and layout for consistency throughout the material to ensure your work looks polished and professional.

I am happy to work on many different types of document, large or small, onscreen or on paper. I am fully trained in the use of the BSI proofreading symbols, but am equally happy to mark-up documents using Track Changes in Word or the annotation tools in Adobe Acrobat Reader on PDF.

I have experience of working with both publishers and businesses, proofreading a variety of material including non-fiction, fiction and marketing materials such as brochures and technical detailers.

I can work on a wide variety of subject matter, but offer excellent background knowledge in the areas of veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences. My interests include gardening, history and nature.

Services

Proofreading

Experience

Society for Editors and Proofreaders: Intermediate Member
Former career as a veterinary surgeon in small animal practice

Qualifications and awards

  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders:
    Mentoring scheme (10/10)
    Proofreading Progress
  • Publishing Training Centre:
    Basic Proofreading (Distinction)
  • University of Edinburgh:
    BVM&S

Testimonials

Jodie has worked with 5m Publishing as a proofreader for Veterinary Practice magazine for about a year now. She is a delight to work with – her work is consistently of a high standard and she communicates any changes very well using the comments function on Adobe Reader. Jodie is reliable and flexible; she turns work around quickly and is understanding of tight deadlines.

Jennifer Parker, editor, Veterinary Practice magazine

I was recommended Jodie via 5m Publishing to proofread Improve International’s various prospectuses which we publish on an annual basis. Jodie has taken what was previously a painstaking task to something which is turned around in half the time without the stress. She is thorough, detailed, concise and so easy to work with. She has become my ‘go-to’ person for all technical and grammar issues regardless of the communication. She has made such a huge difference to my workload and enabled me to be confident in continuing to develop high-quality marketing materials.

Gaynor Moreton, Marketing Manager, Improve International

Jodie has proofread so many titles for us and is such an integral part of not just our process, but our team. I can always rely on her to meet every deadline, provide consistent changes, and deliver quality work. Due to her explanation of changes, I nearly always learn something too. We absolutely love working with her.

Sam Brace, Assistant Publisher, Agora Books

Karen Cox

About me

I am a freelance proofreader specialising in music and humanities, but am happy to work on a wide variety of subjects.

Services

  • Proofreading (on-screen and hard copy)
  • Music proofreading and editing

Experience

  • Intermediate Member of the SfEP

Qualifications and awards

  • PTC Basic Proofreading (Merit)
  • SfEP Proofreading and Editing Music
  • BA (Hons) in music
  • LTCL (teaching piano and theory of music)
  • CT ABRSM

Recent clients

  • Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
  • PhD and Masters students from the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity Laban and Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zurich)
  • Septura chamber brass ensemble
  • City of Cardiff Symphony Orchestra

Testimonials

Having worked with a wide variety of freelance proofreaders in my 7 years working in the publishing industry, I personally would have no reservations in recommending Karen’s work which was of high standard.

Commissioning editor, Taylor & Francis

Stephanie Blake

About me

I am an experienced Spanish to English translator and native English proofreader.

I specialise in medical translation, but I am experienced in a wide variety of subject areas: I am a qualified TESOL teacher and experienced in the field of education, and I have a BA in history and spent three months translating in Seville’s Archaeology Museum.

My employment background is in the area of equality and human rights and I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience during the ten years I spent working in this field.

I am a qualified reflexologist and I spent the last two years working as an in-house translator for a medical clinic in Spain. I have worked on a variety of documents including patient information documents, informed consent forms, medical reports, research papers, and websites and blogs, as well as didactic texts.

Services

  • ES-EN translation and revision
  • Proofreading

Experience

3 years as a translator and proofreader.

2 years in-house as a medical translator and interpreter.

2 years as an English language teacher.

10 years working in the field of equality and human rights.

Qualifications and awards

Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders – Entry Level

Publishing Training Centre’s Basic Proofreading – Merit

Trinity Cert TESOL

BA (Hons) History

Stephanie Blake

Email
sblaketraducciones@gmail.com
Telephone
07415111421
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Sarah Dronfield

About me

I’m an editor and proofreader specialising in fiction.

You can find out more about me on my website.

Services

  • Manuscript critiques
  • Developmental editing
  • Line and copy-editing
  • Proofreading

Experience

I am a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). I have experience of editing and proofreading both fiction (including children’s fiction, thrillers, historical fiction) and non-fiction (including school reports, self-help, memoirs, and pregnancy, birth and parenting).

Training and Qualifications

  • Developmental Editing of Fiction (Intermediate and Advanced), Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Introduction to Fiction Editing, SfEP
  • Editing with Word, SfEP
  • Introduction to Copy-editing, SfEP
  • Grammar at Work, Publishing Training Centre
  • Basic Proofreading, Publishing Training Centre (Merit)
  • PG Diploma in Organic Agriculture
  • 2:1 (Joint Honours) Archaeology and Environmental Management

More about Sarah

I am a trained breastfeeding peer supporter, helping mothers who wish to breastfeed.

Andrew Melvin

About me

I have been editing, proofreading, and/or writing for more than 20 years, and I can help you produce text that is concise, effective, and correct.

Having held senior editorial positions at major newspapers, I am highly experienced in producing material that grabs readers’ attention. I look forward to editing copy on any subject, but my specialist areas include news material (press releases, newsletters, reports, etc.), actuarial science, the media, films, and music.

The author always comes first, and I will work to improve your copy without altering your voice. I will also provide constructive feedback so that together we can help a document achieve its full potential.

Please don’t hesitate to let me know what you need, or visit www.icaneditthat.com.

Services

  • Editing – this could involve everything from checking your spelling to rewriting paragraphs in order to strengthen your message. I will ensure your text is readable and powerful
  • Proofreading – checking your copy repeatedly to spot the typing errors and glitches that occasionally slip past even the most careful writer
  • Writing – whether you need a one-off piece or regular material for a newsletter, blog or other publishing platform

Experience

  • Five years as English editor at the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, setting the editorial standards for all kinds of documents targeted at thousands of actuaries, plus regulators, the media, and financial professionals
  • Sixteen years editing and writing for newspapers
  • Trainer and/or mentor for journalists and editors
  • Author of two books (SF and fantasy)

Qualifications and awards

  • Professional Member of the SfEP
  • BA (Hons) English Literature
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists’ National Certificate Examination

Recent clients

  • The International Actuarial Association
  • Wonder
  • A prominent tech company

Karen Morton

About me

I’m Karen, a freelance proofreader and translator based in Cardiff.

I trained in proofreading with the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and completed its well-respected mentoring scheme in 2015. My main areas of interest are business, education and languages.

I also offer translation services, working in the following language pairs:

  • Spanish into English
  • French into English.

Please visit www.mortoneditorial.com to find out more about the services I offer.

Services

  • Proofreading
  • Translation

Experience

  • Freelance since 2015
  • Intermediate Member of the SfEP

Qualifications and awards

  • SfEP Mentoring Scheme (10/10)
  • SfEP Proofreading 2: Progress
  • SfEP Proofreading: Introduction
  • BA (Hons) Spanish and French (2:1)

Sarah Fish

About me

I provide a range of editorial services, including copy-editing, proofreading, anglicising and project management. I am experienced in working across a wide variety of subject areas and on various types of text, from academic books and journals to illustrated children’s books and fiction.

Services

  • Copy-editing (on-screen and hard copy)
  • Proofreading (on-screen and hard copy)
  • Editorial project management
  • Anglicising

Experience

  • Freelance since 2000
  • SfEP Advanced Professional Member

Qualifications and awards

  • SfEP Accredited Proofreader
  • MA Celtic Studies
  • BA French Language and Literature

Recent clients

  • Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
  • University of Wales Press
  • Parragon Books
  • Seren Books/Poetry Wales

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Email
info@sarahfish.co.uk
Telephone
07966286724
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Gilly Middleburgh

About me

My services as a freelance proofreader and copy-editor are underpinned by a lifetime of obsessive reading on a vast range of subjects. I believe strongly in helping authors to express themselves clearly and succinctly, ensuring that their work is not marked by typos, grammatical errors or uncorrected inconsistencies that interfere with the text flow. I am happy to tackle academic publications, general subjects and business material, and provide assistance to self-publishing authors including those for whom English is not their first language.

Services

  • Proofreading
  • Copy-editing
  • Research

Experience

  • Freelance since 2009 following a career in advertising and PR. I spent 13 years in the Royal Household, including five years as a Press Officer and the remainder managing The Queen’s Private Office. Experience in writing press releases and production of Palace publications.
  • Research and proofing for books on the Royal Family by William Shawcross and Andrew Marr
  • Proof-editing PhD theses
  • Anthologies of poetry and prose
  • Ebooks on medical issues written for the general public
  • Catalogues for major calligraphy exhibitions

Qualifications and awards

Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders

Recent clients

  • Cansford Laboratories
  • Canterbury Press
  • Souvenir Press
  • Self-publishing authors and PhD candidates

Testimonials

Gilly’s work is meticulous and tenacious. Her eye for detail is acute and at every step she ensured that the sense of the document was consistent. She wonderfully handled my regular panics too! I would have no hesitation in recommending Gilly’s service as proofreader or copy editor. I could not have been in safer hands.
Dr Claire Collins, Henley Business School

Gilly Middleburgh edited both our brochure and the chapter of a book for publication. Despite not being a scientist, she not only corrected any mistakes but also enhanced the text so that it made more sense. We will certainly ask her to help with future publications.

Lolita Tsanaclis & John Wicks, Cansford Laboratories

Gilly Middleburgh has undertaken a series of pieces of work for me in order to prepare my books for publication. She has done this with extreme care and professionalism. She enhanced the finished product without a doubt.

Professor Amanda Kirby

Anything else

Areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Monarchy
  • Judaism and Jewish studies
  • Craft and calligraphy
  • Cookery
  • Poetry

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Email
gill@middleburgh.co.uk
Telephone
07740 619090
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01443 223309

Diane Bowden

About me

I am a freelance copy-editor and proofreader specialising in academic and student work, but will happily edit a wide variety of texts. Many of my clients have English as a second language. I provide a friendly, professional and confidential editorial service which is affordable and fast. I can help improve the quality of your written work, ensuring each sentence is constructed using the most appropriate words, with each point demonstrated to its full potential.

Please contact me if you would like to know more.

Services

  • Proofreading – a final check of grammar, punctuation, spelling and style to ensure your document has a polished, professional finish
  • Copy-editing – which includes all elements of proofreading but also involves editing of content, structure and flow to improve clarity and style
  • Subject areas – built environment disciplines, engineering, geography, earth and environmental sciences, art and design

Experience

  • Freelance since 2012, following a career in higher education spanning 18 years
  • 14 years of experience publishing, proofreading and copy-editing academic texts
  • As copy-editor for peer-reviewed online journals, I have copy-edited over 200 academic papers and have meticulous attention to detail and familiarity with academic conventions
  • Entry-Level Member of the SfEP

Recent clients

  • Cardiff University
  • Higher Education Academy
  • Independent academics and research students

Testimonials

Many thanks for the meticulous proofing of my manuscript.

Thanks for your help, advice and friendly attitude.

Thank you Diane, you made the process as bearable as it ever can be!

Your proofreading was of high quality. It helped me to improve my English by giving sophisticated comments and advice. I really appreciated that!

Diane Bowden

Email
dianebowden1@gmail.com
Telephone
07733765275