- Dunfermline, GB
- £15 /hr
- Available now
My name is John Stirling. I am a professional freelance proofreader currently available for work.
In proofreading a document you will be receiving the services of an enthusiastic,more...My name is John Stirling. I am a professional freelance proofreader currently available for work.
In proofreading a document you will be receiving the services of an enthusiastic, hard-working and reliable proofreader who will:
- protect your companyâï¿½ï¿½s Information and/or advice from misinterpretation.
- scrutinise your written work for errors, inconsistencies of style and grammar, poor punctuation and spelling.
- follow your corporate style or recommend one to ensure consistency for your company.
- work flexibly to meet your requirements.
- provide a high quality service at a fair price and within agreed timescales.
- provide a regular or one-off service as required.
I am an associate member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and abide by the SfEP Code of Practice which establishes and maintains standards of good practice. I am able to deal with work submitted in printed format or electronically.
Area Covered: Central Scotland
Work Experience Summary: I was employed for many years with the Scottish Government. My various jobs involved briefings for Ministers, writing policy documents, liasing with local authority and voluntary sector staff and working to strict policies and deadlines. I had the lead responsibility in maintaining and annually updating the Scottish Governmentâï¿½ï¿½s Charging for Residential Accommodation Guidance to local authorities. This involved the preparation of regulations for agreement by Ministers and submission to and approval by the Scottish Parliament.
My background complements my new career as a freelance professional proofreader and with my wide ranging experience of central government I have the ability to adapt to each subject and piece of work.
Education Summary: I am a trained proofreader and am undertaking further training and with the Publishing Scotland and the London based Publishing Training Centre.. As continuous development of my proofreading knowledge I am attending a variety of local and national events and thereby keeping up-to-date with any new innovations.