- Somerset, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I’m an established freelancer with more than 15 years’ experience in the publishing industry, including editing, sub-editing, production work, proofreading and writing. I offermore...I’m an established freelancer with more than 15 years’ experience in the publishing industry, including editing, sub-editing, production work, proofreading and writing. I offer editorial and other support services to organisations and individuals.
I have a wealth of experience in the business publishing sector, including dealing with statistics, company information and market research. I’ve also worked on consumer publications and have had formal training in proofreading for book publishers (including fiction, academic work, educational books and promotional material). I’m fully up to date with the current BSI proofreading marks and am familiar with earlier versions as well. Of course, I’m also happy to make or suggest changes on screen if preferred.
Naturally, I’ve developed excellent typing and software skills and a keen eye for detail. I’m also adept at dealing with facts and figures.
I have a very broad range of interests and – as you’ll see from my work experience – I’ve covered all kinds of subjects during my career.
Above all, no matter what the job, I care about completing it to a high standard, on time. That’s probably why I’ve had some very long and happy business relationships with my clients.
Area Covered: Global (I work remotely from my own office)
Work Experience Summary: I’ve been running my own publishing support business since 2000, having previously worked in-house at three different publishing companies. In the course of my career I’ve worked on a variety of publications, from local newspapers to international newsletters, through to specification documents and market intelligence reports weighing in at several hundred pages. I’ve dealt with a wide range of subject matter in that time: consumer confidence and the economy, financial services, accountancy, management consultancy, service design, the property market, travel and tourist destinations, utilities, fashion, all manner of fast-moving consumer goods and various manufacturing sectors.
I’ve had plenty of experience of working with copy from contributors from around the world, including text that’s been translated into English from other languages. I’ve also worked on projects that have involved converting US English to UK English, and vice versa.
Education Summary: Eleven GCSEs and three A Levels
BA Honours Degree in English and History (2:1)
Qualified Proofreader (Publishing Training Centre)
Experienced Editor, Qualified Proofreader and much more