- Lagos, NG
- $10 /hr
- Available now
I am a qualified proofreader and would particularly enjoy working on short articles to novels or on business-related manuals/presentations/articles. My assurance to the clientmore...I am a qualified proofreader and would particularly enjoy working on short articles to novels or on business-related manuals/presentations/articles. My assurance to the client is reliability, accuracy and delivery.
I am a consummate professional with extensive experience in sales and global account management within the television and book publishing fields, teaching English and proofreading.
I am a British national, born and raised. Based in the UK, I worked with numerous countries across the world for many years. I am now presently based in Lagos, Nigeria, working freelance as a Proofreader, with my partner who is a filmmaker/Lighting Cameraman working in West Africa.
I am educated to BA Hons Degree Level with a degree in Mandarin Chinese and French. I have undertaken many courses throughout my career to enhance my skills.
In all my jobs, I have undertaken proofreading - informally or formally - depending on the job. I took the ChapterHouse copy-editing and proofreading course in 2003 and I went on to have a dedicated proofreading job for over a year where I really formalised my skill as a proofreader.
I worked for HMIP (Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons) where I was the final proofreader of approx 100 reports before they went to print. I would proofread the reports at any early stage in their development also and was so thorough that I worked in tandem with the copy-editor. I have any eye for detail that has been commented on since early in my career. In this job I also wrote press releases - about 50. In latter jobs, I have proofread many presentations and I am very familiar with working with manuals. I am a keen reader.