- Auckland, NZ
- $36 /hr
- Available now
Freelance proofreader and copy editor working with entrepreneurs, small businesses, webpage writers, authors, students, to help avoid the oops factor.
Summary of services
I ammore...Freelance proofreader and copy editor working with entrepreneurs, small businesses, webpage writers, authors, students, to help avoid the oops factor.
Summary of services
I am an editor, proofreader and, (when called upon) copy typist. I specialize in: working with students and independent academics, in UK and NZ universities, for whom English is a second language; editing and proofreading fiction writing and editing webpage content.
Qualifications and experience
I have an MA in Medieval History, a Diploma in Genealogy and a Certificate in Copy Editing from SfEP. I was an in-house proofreader for a range of scientific journals published by The Company of Biologists, Cambridge. I have many years’ experience freelance editing and proofreading a variety of work in a range of disciplines.
I provide a polished, professional finish to a manuscript, article, letter, personal statement, CV, website or report:
• addressing consistency with regards to layout and style
• attending to awkward non-standard phrasing
• eradicating grammar, punctuation and spelling errors
For authors whose manuscripts have already been copy-edited, I provide a final, pre-publication proofread to:
• Identify grammar, punctuation and spelling errors that have slipped through previous rounds of editing
• check the formatting and layout are consistent
• adhere to industry-recognized publishing conventions
I mark up on screen (Word or PDF) or on paper. For PDF and paper proofreading, I use the BS 5261C proof-correction symbols. For Word files, I use the Track Changes function.
I understand the demands of working in pressurized academic and professional environments and offer outstanding attention to detail, a friendly and approachable manner and, when you need it, a quick turnaround. I always deliver within budget, never miss a deadline, and pride myself on being able to follow a client's brief.
Copy Editor, Proofreader, Copy Typist