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

Rebecca Rothwell

About me

I offer copy-editing and proofreading and services in both print work and screen work across a variety of texts. I confidently and expertly work to enhance text, tactfully pointing out problems or errors and suggesting corrections. I specialise in educational texts, autobiographies and general fiction. I am enthusiastic and hard-working and I offer specific skills, experience and creativity to editing projects, going to great lengths to ensure that my clients and customers receive the best possible service.

Discover how I can help you by visiting www.rothwelleditorial.co.uk

Services

  • Copy-editing
  • Proofreading

Experience

Recent clients

  • The Self-Publishing Partnership
  • Letts Educational (HarperCollins)
  • Gareth Coombes Consultancy

Jane Moody

About me

I offer a comprehensive freelance editorial management service, including copy editing at all levels, editing of non-native English, website content editing, proofreading, liaising with authors and editors, managing production and print processes. I work equally happily with high-level academic texts, primary-school texts and anything else in-between, in a wide variety of disciplines.

Learn more about me at www.monmoutheditorial.com

Services

  • Copy editing
  • Proofreading
  • Publishing project management
  • Picture research
  • Copyright clearance
  • Editorial consultancy

Experience

  • 35 years of publishing experience
  • 20 years of freelance editorial work across all disciplines
  • 15 years of experience as a medical publisher
  • Tutor for SfEP online courses in copy editing and proofreading
  • Current SfEP professional development director
  • Member of SfEP Council

Recent clients

  • Elektra Media (Pearson)
  • Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
  • Baby Center
  • Letts Educational (HarperCollins)

John Espirian

About me

I provide freelance technical writing services to anyone looking for simple, clear documentation. I also write website copy, create screencasts, edit text and more. I specialise in IT and web projects, but I can apply my skills to almost any type of work.

Find out more by visiting www.espirian.co.uk.

Services

  • Technical writing using Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE100 standard)
  • Copywriting
  • Website editing
  • Creating user manuals and online help
  • Screencasting (creating instructional videos)

Experience

  • More than 15 years of experience in IT and the web
  • SfEP internet director (member of the SfEP council)
  • SfEP South Wales local group coordinator
  • Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) South Wales Area Group Coordinator
  • Pro member of the Professional Copywriters’ Network

Qualifications and awards

Recent clients

  • BSkyB
  • Virgin Media
  • WEMS

Testimonials

John’s ability to understand the product, the impact of the changes and come up with creative solutions to convey our message was first class.

Chris Plumbley, Senior Project Manager, Sky.com

Thanks for all your hard work John. This was a very complex piece of work and I think you’ve done a fantastic job.

Tony Cooper, Senior eCare Manager, Virgin Media

John’s ability to self-manage the process and take ownership of delivery has made it a pleasure to work with him. I would strongly recommend John to anyone.

Joe Blower, Technical Director, WEMS International