- Crawley, GB
- £15 /hr
- Available now
Volunteering on Project Gutenberg, proofreading books. Proofing brochures, blogs, essays and docs.
US & UK English copy editor/proofreader. www.the-englishproofreader.com .Based in the south east of England, Lee is a proofreader with a keen eye for detail, unwavering focusmore...US & UK English copy editor/proofreader. www.the-englishproofreader.com .Based in the south east of England, Lee is a proofreader with a keen eye for detail, unwavering focus and the inability to take anything for granted. He doesn’t just proofread a document: he interrogates it.
Armed only with a red pen, a dictionary and the absolute conviction that whatever he proofreads, no matter how professionally produced, must contain at least one error, he contributes to the safeguarding of corporate, professional and personal reputations one word at a time. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017O8SNWW?keywords=Cathy%20Peper&qid=1447263510&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1 (This is a link to a book that has just been published that I proofread.)
There is no document he is unwilling to turn his probing eye to, from Jung’s Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology to Ernest Rhys’s A Century of English Essays.
Lee is just as at home working in-house as part of a publications or document- preparation team as he is working remotely, using whatever software or electronic method his client is most comfortable with. However you wish to work, he’s only too happy to accommodate.
‘Never assume’ is Lee’s motto. Anything that appears even slightly suspect will be comprehensively investigated. You’re as likely to see him with a telephone in his hand, eliminating queries, as you are to see him grasping a red pen, poring over a printed page.
Although he is thorough by nature, Lee fully appreciates the hectic and demanding pace of the commercial world. He works swiftly and decisively, prioritising his workload to reflect his client’s requirements. Neither pigheaded nor pedantic, Lee recognises the necessity for intelligent and judicious compromise when deadlines loom and budgets demand.