Andrew Melvin

About me

I’ve been correcting and producing text of all kinds for more than 20 years. Since going freelance in 2015 I have:

  • Edited and/or proofread more than 80 books by authors from around the world for leading publishers and specialists
  • Completed editorial reviews of research papers and in-depth technical guides
  • Edited newsletters, reports, and varied material for organisations in the UK and elsewhere

My clients’ projects have covered a wide variety of subject areas, but my specialist knowledge includes:

  • Film, TV, theatre – I’ve been a juror for BAFTA Cymru and I can also edit scripts and use Final Draft
  • Games – role-playing games (RPGs), wargames, board/tabletop games, and video games
  • History – particularly military history and medieval history
  • Music – including playing, composing, and producing it

Besides non-fiction, if you’re writing a novel in the fantasy, science fiction, or historical genres, I would be very interested in editing your work.

Please don’t hesitate to let me know what you need, or visit www.icaneditthat.com to see how I can help you.

Services

  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Script editing and reading
  • Writing

Experience

  • Five years as the in-house editor at a professional association
  • Sixteen years editing and writing for newspapers
  • Trainer and/or mentor for editors and journalists
  • Author of two books (SF and fantasy)

Qualifications and awards

  • Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
  • BA (Hons) English Literature
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists’ National Certificate Examination
  • Course in script reading (Industrial Scripts)

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
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Telephone
07966286724
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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

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 espirian.co.uk.

Services

  • Web content writing
  • Blogs and case studies
  • User manuals and online help

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