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 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: Entry-Level 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 recently proofread one of our technical detailers and we were very pleased with the results! She was quick and efficient and explained all changes that were made. Her veterinary knowledge also came in very helpful for this! We will certainly be using her again.

Kate Rouse, Marketing Manager

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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Web
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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.

Julia Banks

About me

I am a professionally trained freelance proofreader with a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature.

My BA (Hons) degree means that I can expertly proofread either thesis or dissertation essays on English Literature covering from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century, but especially:

• Victorian literature
• Romantic literature
• Children’s literature
• Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century literature
• Medieval literature
• Shakespeare
• Austen

I can also proofread essays on other Humanities subjects, including media and history. I have a particular interest in the Plantagenet and Tudor periods.

I have wide-ranging experience in both the public and private sectors – including business support/mentoring, EU projects, finance and accounts and general business administration.

I provide a top quality proofreading service for business documentation, including:

  • Reports
  • Business plans
  • Brochures, posters and flyers
  • Web copy and blog posts
  • Training documentation
  • Conference materials

Or, if you’re looking to self-publish then I can also check over your manuscript. I work on all genres of fiction and non-fiction titles.

I have a particular interest in wildlife and nature, so always relish the opportunity to work on any texts on these topics.

Please contact me for more information or a free quote.

Services

Proofreading: a second pair of eyes to check your text for spelling, grammar, punctuation and consistency.

Any type or size of project considered.

Qualifications and awards

  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders’ Proofreading Mentoring Scheme
  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders’ Proofreading 2: Progress
  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders’ Proofreading: Introduction
  • Publishing Training Centre’s Basic Proofreading
  • BA (Hons) English Literature
  • The Open University’s Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting
Julia Banks
Email
julia@bankseditorial.co.uk
Web
www.bankseditorial.co.uk
Twitter
@BanksEditorial
LinkedIn
Julia Banks
Telephone
07807 478 057

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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LinkedIn
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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
Telephone
01443 223309