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.


Proofreading: Once your document 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.

Crime Writing Consultancy: I worked as a criminal defence solicitor for 10 years and am now a magistrate. Through both I have obtained a wealth of knowledge on criminal procedure, both in the police station and at court. I am able to share this with crime writers, real or fiction, to ensure the procedure they are writing about is accurate and up-to-date.


  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders: Entry Level
  • 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


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

Ed Gabbitas, Director, Evora Global