Claudia Trindade

About me

I am a proofreader that loves the written word, and it has always been my dream to be part of the publication process. Since I’m not creative enough to write my own material, I revel in the fact that I can do my bit by putting the dots on the i’s and crossing the t’s for others.
I have completed two proofreading courses from the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and studied English Language and Literature at the Open University in which the focus lay on the interpretation of novels and the functional use of grammar.


Proofreading and proofediting (on-screen and hard copy): blog posts, website content, business flyers, short stories, novels, etc.

Dutch2English proofreading and proofediting: as a bilingual, I am in the unique position to make sure that any translated text is fit for its audience and that the result is up to UK or US standards.


Entry member of the CIEP

Qualifications and awards

  • BA English Language and Literature (Open University, UK)
  • CIEP proofreading 1: Introduction
  • CIEP proofreading 2: Headway

Sharon Gray

About me

I am a copyeditor and proofreader. I specialise in editing crime fiction, thrillers and mysteries. I love the suspense and plot-driven nature of these stories.

If you’re a self-publishing fiction writer, no need to worry what readers are going to think of your English, because I can smooth any rough edges off your stories before you release them into the wild.

Creative storytellers, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether your grammar, spelling or punctuation is good enough; your business is coming up with spellbinding tales that keep us gripped.

It’s my business to make sure your readers aren’t tripped up by technical errors in your English, to help them stay immersed in the story, and keep them coming back for more.

I do that by providing a user-friendly, unbiased, detailed look at your manuscript.

I also work on non-fiction. My specialist area is cookery, but I can apply my skills to a wide variety of projects in differing subject areas.

My previous work background is in financial administration, but I’ve also worked as a director for sporting and IT-related companies.


  • Copyediting
  • Proofediting
  • Proofreading (on-screen and hard copy)

Qualifications and awards

  • Intermediate-Level Member of CIEP
  • Proofreading 2: Headway (CIEP)
  • Proofreading 3: Progress (CIEP)
  • Copyediting 1:   Introduction (CIEP)
  • Copyediting 2:   Headway (CIEP, passed with merit)
  • Technician-Level NVQ 4/5 Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

Recent clients

  • McKechnie Aviation
  • Wordcatcher Publishing
  • Maureen Gannon, independent author
  • Lee Wood, independent author


Sharon’s work is excellent. She corrects all the silly mistakes that I don’t notice and corrects punctuation and grammar. She researches all the industry-specific terminology and trade names so that my documents look professional.

Andrew McKechnie, McKechnie Aviation


Sharon did a wonderful job. She paid attention to the tiniest details in the texts. And it was exactly what was needed in the project. Furthermore, her helpful explanations in her queries and comments allowed me to make informed decisions. Very impressive work.

Christian Videbaek, independent author

Sharon was a dream to work with. The assignment was completed to the highest standard and she added to the work in a way that was extremely helpful. We will be working together again in the near future, I’m sure.

Lee Wood, independent author

It has been wonderful working experience with Sharon. Very professional in every way, excellent communication, well organised, quality work, fully satisfied, Well Done!

Amjad Riaz, independent technical author

Sharon is absolutely fantastic. I had to write a professional article for my business. She instantly understood exactly what I was looking for and gave suggestions yet allowed me to make my own decisions to still write my article in my own style correctly. As someone who really struggles with grammar, spelling, words and writing I found Bedwas Editorial Service to be extremely helpful. The proofreading service I received was amazing and the timescale and communication was superb. I would highly recommend using this service. Thank you!

Poppy Jones, business owner

South Wales Editors

07827 919022
Clued Up Editing

Andrew Draper

About me

Seasoned journalist, linguist and editor experienced in proofreading and copyediting of English written by non-natives. I take clumsily or unclearly written text and turn it into something that reads clearly and fluently. I assume nothing and question whatever needs to be checked. I also write articles, press releases, newsletters etc. More information on what our company offers: 


  • Specialist areas: maritime, financial, business.
  • Writing for print and for the web.
  • Proofreading and copyediting.
  • Translation to/from/between the Nordic (and other) languages.


  • More than 30 years’ editorial experience.
  • Foreign correspondent for UK and international media in Copenhagen 1990-95.
  • Various positions held in the National Union of Journalists. Currently Welsh Executive Council member.
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, Chartered Institute of Linguists.

Qualifications and awards

  • BA Hons, Scandinavian Studies.
  • One of only three chartered linguists in the UK in the Danish-English language pair.
  • Level 1 Mentoring, Institute of Leadership and Management.
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists’ National Certificate Examination.

Recent clients

  • DFDS.
  • Nautilus International.
  • Danish Shipping.
  • Maritime Professionals (MARPRO).


In DFDS’ communication work, we require a large amount of translation and text editing, and nearly always very urgently. We therefore appreciate the speed, flexibility and reliability of Nordic International who also always deliver a high language quality. It helps us do our job well, that they understand our communication situation and do their job well. Having multilingual journalists and regular translators available is a flexible bonus. …I’d like you to know that we are very, very satisfied with the way you’ve managed the pressure of the last two days – it’s been invaluable for us in light of the pressure we ourselves were under.

Gert Jakobsen – Vice President, DFDS Group Communications

It’s REALLY nice of you to check it all through and let me know of the outstanding changes to be made. It’s wonderful to have such a sharp and competent co-operation partner!

Kristine Nørskov Høgsberg – Marketing Manager, Palcut A/Sweden

I am grateful to Andrew Draper of Nordic International for his invaluable assistance with proofreading my last bilingual history book. In working with Andrew I found him to be meticulous and attentive to detail, a discipline I needed to help in writing and setting out essential information clearly. The result has been a book that has been well received by my colleagues. In turn this led to invitations to lecture in Australia and New Zealand on themes from the book. In the next year the book will be published in a digital format in order to be accessed by a research community worldwide. I can safely say that without Andrew’s assistance my work would not have been so well received and would not have reached a worldwide audience. I have no hesitation in recommending the first class service he and his company are able to offer.

Paul Gwilliam, author ‘A short history of the formation of the Priory of Wales from 1877 to 1920’

Andrew Draper

+44 (0)2921 287330; Mob.: +44 (0)7932 105950

Debbie Emmitt

About me

If you need a skilled proofreader, copyeditor and line editor with many years of experience, I’m here to help.

As a writer myself, I understand the need to find a trustworthy, dependable editor, someone who will give your work the same level of care and attention that you have given it.

I graduated from the University of Oxford in 2001. Since then, I’ve clocked up 20 years of experience with fiction and non-fiction. I’m a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).

I’m preparing my own novel for submission to agents. It’s a mystery set in the south of France, so I have knowledge of character arcs, plot points, dialogue and more.

I’ll begin by gathering your full requirements to ensure I deliver exactly what you need. I will communicate with you throughout the project and will deliver high-quality work on time, with tracked changes and comments if applicable.

Please contact me if I sound like a good fit for your project or if you would like to find out more. I look forward to working with you.


  • Proofreading web content, including looking out for SEO, accessibility and user-experience issues
  • Line editing, copyediting and proofreading fiction, non-fiction and children’s books
  • Specialist arm to my business of editing books set in France


  • Freelance copyeditor and proofreader (2018–present)
  • Senior digital content production officer, Cardiff University (2007–2020)
  • Website manager, International Baccalaureate (2004–2007)
  • Webmaster and project assistant, University of Oxford’s Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine (2001–2004)

Qualifications, awards and memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) – Professional Member
  • CIEP courses – Copyediting 1, Copyediting 2, Copyediting 3
  • Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) – Partner Member
  • Oxford University – BA Hons in French and Portuguese

CIEP Professional Member and Partner Member of Alliance of Independent Authors

My books and resources for authors and editors

Improve Your Author Website – a comprehensive guide

Improve Your Editor Website – a comprehensive guide

Improve Your Author Website and Improve Your Editor Website by Debbie Emmitt

Recent clients

Organisations and publishers

Self-published authors

Web text editing and website proofreading

  • HealthMatch, organization that helps match patients to clinical trials, with in-depth medical information on their website across a broad range of fields (editing blog articles)
  • Lentiamo, online international seller of glasses and contact lenses (proofreading website)
  • Wikijob, extensive website covering all things employment, recruitment and finances (editing blog articles)
  • GreenTEG, provider of CORE technology (editing blog content and email marketing copy)
  • INLEAD, provider of online courses (proofreading website and online course content)
  • Sophie Jian, global leader and creative entrepreneur (line editing and copyediting web copy)
  • Ginette Gagnon, leadership coach, speaker and author (editing and proofreading business course content)
  • Jérrard Wayne, branding organisation (editing web copy for their clients)
  • NTG Ltd, precision engineering (proofreading website and marketing copy)
  • Griffiths Evans, mechanical, electrical and ICT consulting and design services (proofreading website)
  • Cephalgo, provider of innovative mood tracking software (proofreading website)
  • Aspaara, artificial intelligence solutions (proofreading website)
  • BICERO, provider of lifelong-learning courses for professionals (extensive content editing for website and course copy)


Debbie is a world-class editor, so professional and thorough in her work. Our book was all over the place in voice, tone, and development. After she finished, our book was…well…an actual book.

We hired her for line editing but she did way more than that. She even gave us tips and tricks to help our book come together. She made this book come to life. She was always on time for the completion of each milestone, and super responsive. We will definitely hire her for our next book.

Jaslin and Yusuf Varzideh, non-fiction co-authors

Debbie was a gift to me as a first time self-publishing author. I was lucky that she’d just had a big project put back by the author, so was able to fit me in. She is professional and efficient, but also very friendly and helpful. Her editing was straightforward to follow and made sense to me. She explained any style choices or points that I needed to consider. She was also great about jumping onto video calls to clarify anything I didn’t understand or needed to discuss. I would be very happy to work with her again.

M Barnett, non-fiction author

I would give Debbie 6 stars if it was possible. She made this ordeal easy for me especially since it was my first book. She respectfully corrected without being condescending, which made it easier for me to work with her. Letting someone read and edit one’s book can put authors in a place of vulnerability. The entire experience was well worth it because of her professionalism. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

TE Anyansi, non-fiction author

Debbie has been really pleasant to work with, responds really quickly to messages, used the tools we requested, delivered the work a day before the due date, supplied us with a writing style sheet, didn’t just edit but put in useful suggestions and notes on different writing styles. Amazing!

Davies BDM, B2B sales and marketing consultants

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Debbie. She is an excellent editor and she goes well beyond basic proofreading. Debbie also worked extra hours in order for us to meet a tight deadline. She is commutative and friendly. I hope that we can work together again in the near future.

Kaden Hogan, non-fiction author

We have worked together with Debbie on my first book project. She did editorial correction as well as proofreading on this project. I can honestly say that she added a lot of value to my book. She is very professional and punctual also sincerely involving the project and works on details that I have overlooked a lot. So I am very happy to work with her. Thanks again, Debbie!

Kaan Sensoy, photographer and author

Debbie always listens very carefully and is professional in both her communication and delivery. I’ve always been very satisfied with her work 🙂 It’s of great value for me that I can give Debbie a task and be sure that she will deliver a top result. I never have to worry and it saves me a bunch of time!

Nadine M, regular client

Debbie is great. Can’t recommend her enough. Such a nice person, pleasant to work with, super professional with great attention to detail. I will 100% ask her help again in the near future.

Gal A, Danidean Ltd

Debbie has helped us to improve localisation of the UK version of our website. Our initial concern was mostly only with proofreading of the English language, but Debbie went beyond the expectations and also proactively suggested changes to the overall content / UX. She clearly understood the bigger picture here and went beyond the task expectations to help us. In addition to that, Debbie communicated consistently, provided us with regular updates, suggested changes to our approach, etc. 110% satisfaction with the job she did, would highly recommend to anyone.

David D, Lentiamo s.r.o.

Debbie did an excellent job editing my manuscript for a children’s book. She offered suggestions to make my writing better and was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend Debbie for any editing and proofreading services that you need.

Melissa Clarke, children’s author

Debbie went above and beyond expectations. A project of this magnitude was a first for me and I was looking for a professional editor with years of experience to learn from. Debbie is exactly that, a professional who takes her time to explain, guide and listen. With her high-quality edits and suggestions, she brought the story to life and delivered a fantastic manuscript. She was easy to work with, highly approachable, accommodating and she even delivered a few of our milestones ahead of schedule. I’m looking forward to our next project in the near future!

Ann-Elizabeth Wittke, fiction author

Debbie is the best proofreader we have worked with, thorough, responsive and fair pricing. Will definitely be working with her for future tasks.

Mark Whittle, Virtual Reality Experiences (VRE) Ltd

Debbie produced fantastic work for us and managed to do it in a quick turnaround. We will definitely be working with her again for any future editing or writing tasks.

Sonia Kaur, Creative Operations Manager, Jérrard Wayne

Fast and accurate work, flexible to work any time. She is awesome. I will keep working with her.

Tattiana Kifile, children’s author

Debbie’s work conforms to the highest standards of editing and proofreading…We’ve been working with her for a few years and rely on her for well-edited work, on time, all the time.

Hemant Kumar, author and founding editor of Quill Club Writers

Debbie was responsive to the many queries I had. Particularly helpful was her feedback as to why she suggested her changes, instead of simply making the changes. The edits were provided on time and Debbie kept me updated throughout the project. Prior to being award the contract, Debbie also generously provided a free sample edit so we could both assess whether our working styles were compatible. She was also available to speak via video conference instead of solely relying on chat. If you’re looking for an editor, I recommend Debbie.

Hoi T Pham, fiction author

Debbie delivered excellent work, going above and beyond my expectations, and completing a day before the deadline. It is clear that she put her heart into the work, not just her mind. The editing and proof-reading is spotless. And on top, she made suggestions to revise some parts based on how it made her feel as a reader, which I find very valuable. She even caught a mistake I made in a mathematical calculation! She kept me posted throughout the process, and reached out for clarification when needed. I would definitely work with her if there is another opportunity.

Meltem Kusku, non-fiction author

Emma Lawson

About me

I offer professional, high-quality copywriting, copyediting and proofreading services and can work with you to ensure that your writing is coherent, consistent and compelling.

After graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Politics and International Relations, I worked in East Africa for several years and have written, proofread and edited copy for organisations ranging from established human rights NGOs to social enterprise start-ups, and have completed accredited training in proofreading and copyediting with the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.


  • Copywriting
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading


I have written copy and created content for numerous organisations, including Care UK, Tearfund, Relevant Magazine, and Together Street, as well as proofreading and editing digital content for NGOs and non-profits.

I have proofread text ranging from CVs and web copy to post-graduate dissertations.

I have also proofread and edited both fiction and non-fiction, including:

  • Notes From A Sacred Land: Tales Of Hope From Pakistan, and Land Of Beauty, Land Of Pain: Seeking The Soul Of Pakistan, a collection of essays on life in contemporary Pakistan by travel writer and author Matthew Vaughan.
  • Wish you Were Here: 50 of the World’s Greatest Travel Destinations, by Terry Stevens, published by Graffeg.

In addition to copywriting, copyediting and proofreading, I am a published writer, my most recent piece of short fiction having been published by Ellipsis Zine:

Qualifications and awards

  • BA (Hons) Politics & International Relations, First Class.
  • Proofreading 1, CIEP
  • Proofreading 2 CIEP
  • Copyediting 1, CIEP
  • Copyediting 2, CIEP

Recent clients

  • Graffeg Publishing
  • Vivian Watson, independent author
  • Emily Newlin, King Creative Marketing and Design
  • Tearfund


I used Emma’s services to copy-edit and proofread my first two novels. She worked amazingly efficiently and provided me with the most thorough and helpful feedback, highlighting not only mistakes but also areas that needed further clarification.

Matthew Vaughan, Independent Author

Emma did a great job on a recent publication of ours. She was able to return the work digitally, which made the process efficient and speedy. She made some very useful observations which improved the quality of the publication, and was friendly and helpful throughout our conversations. Many thanks.

Peter Gill, Founder and Managing Director, Graffeg Publishing

Emma’s copywriting is well researched, effective and efficient. She has truly been a lifesaver for my business in increasing our communication with our customers!

Emily Newlin, King Creative Marketing and Design

Emma has proofread work for Hands Around the World which has been completed quickly and efficiently with clear and useful feedback on documents. We are delighted to work with Emma as we have found having a third party proofread documents is incredibly important, and highlights things that we have not picked up on in the office. We will continue to use her services. Many thanks.

Jane Powell, Hands Around The World

Thanks so much for understanding and being flexible. Your comments are so helpful, I’m glad I came to you… I felt like you had my back and that really calmed me down.

Natalie Record, postgraduate student, MSc programme

Emma was recommended to me by a good friend. Although I was fairly confident that I had done a good job on my book… I thought it would be wise to employ some professional help.

Emma was very quick to respond and at my request returned my draft text showing various alterations and recommendations. It was an education to me to realise how easy it is for simple mistakes to get through without a keen eye.

I am so glad that I used Emma’s services and would do so again without hesitation.

Vivian Watson, Independent Author

07367 577165
Emma Lawson

Gina Rathbone

About me

I’m a professionally trained proofreader and copyeditor who you can rely on to ensure your readers aren’t stopped in their tracks by errors.

With experience in the public, private and third sectors, I can work with different audiences and purposes in mind.

I’ve edited and re-written Annual Reports & Accounts, edited expert witness medico-legal reports and worked on fiction and non-fiction, including biographies, memoirs, contemporary fiction, academic essays, art, young-adult, poetry and short stories.

With a 2:1 degree in English Literature from Cardiff University and as an intermediate member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, my trained eye will help your writing to meet a professional standard – whether you’re a first-time or experienced author, or a business looking to improve communication with clients.

I’m experienced with many genres and subjects:

  • Outdoor literature: exploration, survival, mountaineering, climbing, cycling, adventure and nature.
  • Contemporary fiction
  • Biography/memoir
  • Education: teaching resources, strategy documents, school prospectuses
  • Public-sector documents and corporate reports: annual accounts, strategy, tenders
  • Marketing materials: blogs, newsletters
  • Medico-legal reports and expert witness documents


  • Copyediting – to improve sentence structure, remove awkward phrases and correct syntax. I’ll provide gentle but clear feedback and suggestions for improvement.
  • Proofreading – bringing consistency and accuracy to your print or online materials

With all projects, I’ll create a bespoke style guide.


I’ve got three years’ freelance experience with a leading independent Welsh publisher. I’ve also worked with independent writers and businesses.

Combined with over 20 years as a senior communications professional in the public sector, my experience means your words will receive the attention they deserve.

You want someone who’s affordable, easy to get hold of and will meet your deadline. Work with me and you won’t be disappointed.

Training and qualifications

  • Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) – intermediate member and trained in:
    • Copyediting Headway (Merit)
    • Copyediting Introduction
    • Proofreading Headway (Merit)
    • Proofreading Progress (Distinction)
    • Introduction to proofreading
  • Editorial Skills for Business – The Publishing Training Company
  • BA (Hons) English Literature 2:1, Cardiff University


Gina has brought a clear, detailed and professional approach to all the projects she has assessed and proofed for us. We look forward to working with her on new work.
Dr Richard Davies, Parthian Books 

As a new author I realised there’s so much more to presenting a manuscript professionally for final book design. This is where Gina really helped and delivered. She prepared my manuscript meticulously and also highlighted a few areas for clarification. It was the final, and very reassuring stage in the process for me. I can recommend Gina’s approach – a telephone conversation to understand the requirements followed up by a clear timetable.
D. Wild, self-published author

Gina has been working with us on a voluntary basis for three years now, proofreading our quarterly Mountain Rescue magazine. Her professional and efficient approach, and her attention to detail took us to a new level which she has continued to maintain. She is always quick to respond, and work with me to turn things round within our admittedly tight deadlines. As a very small design and production team of one, I have always espoused high production values and, thanks to Gina’s input, I am extra confident that we are producing a top-class publication that can stand proudly within the outdoor sports and emergency services sector.
Judy Whiteside, Editor & Publicity Officer, Mountain Rescue Magazine

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 carry out the majority of my work on PDF, either using Adobe Acrobat’s annotation tools or the BSI proofreading symbols, but I can also work on Word documents using Track Changes.

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.




Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)
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:


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


  • Copyediting (on-screen and hard copy)
  • Proofreading (on-screen and hard copy)


  • Professional Member of the CIEP

Qualifications and awards

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

Recent clients

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


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

Karen was recommended to me to proofread my PhD thesis and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Karen was extremely diligent with the task in hand, always happy to answer my many, many questions, and completed the job within schedule and to a standard I could never have achieved alone. In fact, her devotion to the work went far beyond the words themselves; her seemingly encyclopaedic knowledge of all things written aided me in producing a beautifully presented thesis which was attractive to look at and as clear and well articulated as possible! I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Karen!

Matthew Bromley, PhD candidate, Cardiff

Karen Cox

07941 367022

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.


  • ES-EN translation and revision
  • Proofreading


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


Sarah Dronfield

About me

I’m an editor and proofreader specialising in historical fiction.

I work on all historical periods, from prehistory to contemporary history, and on all subgenres of historical fiction, including action/adventure, crime/mystery/thriller, family sagas, and romance. I also work on historical fiction for children and young adults.

You can find out more about me on my website.


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


I am a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).

Training and Qualifications

  • Essential Copy-editing, Publishing Training Centre (Merit)
  • 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

When I’m not editing historical fiction (or reading it for pleasure) I enjoy baking and gardening.