What I do

I’m here to help you give your reader a positive reading experience. I will use my skills and training to give your document a polished, professional finish by making it accurate, well-presented and consistent. Rest assured that I will respect your distinctive writing style and will not change it.

As a proofreader, I work on written material in its final layout. I carry out the last quality-check before publication by:

  • correcting grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • querying text that is repetitive, contradictory, ambiguous or unclear
  • checking consistency of style (e.g. -ise or -ize spelling, capitalisation, hyphenation)
  • checking consistency of layout
  • checking the position of tables, illustrations, captions and footnotes
  • highlighting anything that requires further action.

I can work on paper using British Standards Institution (BSI) proof-correction marks, or digitally using Track Changes in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat DC commenting tools for marking up PDFs. The format I use will depend on your requirements.

Pricing your project

Projects vary in length, complexity and the level of intervention required. For this reason, I offer a free sample proofread (500 words maximum) to help me assess your needs and provide you with a personalised quote. The sample proofread will give you an insight into how I work and what you can expect, so that you are comfortable with the process.

My prices are based on the SfEP’s minimum suggested rates. I accept payment by bank transfer. Payment details will be on my invoice. Please note that for small projects of less than 1,000 words, the minimum fee is £20.

To request a quote, please complete the contact form below or email me at I aim to respond to requests within 24 hours.

I will need to know:

  • what your text is (e.g. a report, manuscript)
  • total number of words
  • your deadline
  • when I will receive your work
  • how you would like me to proofread your work (i.e. on paper, Microsoft Word, or PDF)
  • whether your work has been copy-edited
  • whether there is a style guide
  • attach a 500-word sample (maximum) from the middle of your document.

I respect your privacy. Any information you share with me will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be disclosed to a third party without your written consent. For information about how I use your personal information, please read my Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.