- South Yorkshire, GB
- £40 /hr
- Available now
With experience as both a university lecturer and commercial barrister, I have a keen attention to detail and range of skills which make me an excellent proofreader, copy-editormore...With experience as both a university lecturer and commercial barrister, I have a keen attention to detail and range of skills which make me an excellent proofreader, copy-editor and researcher, as well as a thorough, flexible and effective copy-writer. Although I specialise in academic and film-related work, I've written and edited copy in areas from psychology and the arts to cocoa butter and night clubs!
Area Covered: Remote
Work Experience Summary: My interests and experience in research and writing are genuinely wide, which makes me an excellent choice for a whole range of writing and editing projects: I'm a good listener, too, so will always ensure that my work is tailored to suit your needs, and your audience.
I have a wide range of skills in organizing and managing projects, legal cases, and higher education courses across a number of disciplines and workplaces. I have excellent networking and communications skills, and am used to delivering oral and written information to a wide range of audiences and to tight deadlines.
I have been a university lecturer in both the UK and the USA, in Rhetoric, Film Studies, Literature and Philosophy; most recently, I was a Senior Lecturer and BA Film & Literature Course Leader. In addition to my freelance work, I'm a published author of academic articles and have a wealth of experience in teaching and assessing work with a focus on grammar, spelling and clarity of expression.
Additionally, I have experience in Spanish to English translation (from my voluntary work with NGOs in Bolivia), and of copy-writing in the Third Sector and for environmental NGOs overseas.
HOURLY RATE: Please note my rate varies depending on the type of work I undertake. It ranges from approximately GBP15/hour for proofreading to around GBP50/hour for legal and professional copy writing.
For a sample of my research and copy-writing for a client on this site, please take a look at:
Please note that I have pertinent expertise in legal writing (e.g., statements of case and T&Cs), but as I'm not currently practising law, I am not willing to provide legal advice.
Education Summary: I have an MA (First Class Hons) in Philosophy (Aberdeen 1994); MA Communication Studies (Film Studies) (University of Iowa, USA 1996); PhD Cultural Studies (Sheffield Hallam University 2001); PgDL and BVC (Nottingham Law School 2001/2002); TEFL certificate 2005; Proofreading certificate (Chapterhouse 1998; re-took their course in 2010); CPD courses in both HE and legal sectors, including running courses on debt recovery and taking courses on supervising postgraduate research students. I also have an MA in Nature (Philosophy & Anthrozoology, First Class, 2013) and a Foundations of Counselling certificate (2014), and am studying for a doctorate in psychotherapy as well as to be a teacher in somatic movement.
Copy-editor, editor, researcher, proofreader and copy-writer.
Excellent communication and very high quality writing.
Great work Samantha! Thanks for all your hard work! Hope we can work together again soon!
Samantha was very efficent, her work was up to a high standard and the turn around was fast!!! Thank you very much, would def recommed! X
This is the second time that I have used Samantha for copy editing etc.
Samantha's work is always of an extremely high quality and I cannot recommend her services highly enough.
I hope to work with her again in the future.
I found Samantha to be very professional in her approach to the assigned task. The work provided was delivered on time as promised and to an extremely high standard.
I have no problem recommending Samantha to other members and hope to work with her again in the future.
Excellent as always!
Great at the details, helpful and cooperative. Will use again.
Excellent and will keep using her, Highly Recommended
Very satisfied with the fast and professional service