About me

  • I have worked in administration for many years and am a Retired Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management.       
  • With over 20 years' experience in proofreading and copy-editing all types of documents and online content, I am now an Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and so abide by their  Code of Practice.
  • Experience of proofreading and copy-editing technical publications of up to 100 pages in the architectural, metallurgical, marine engineering, electrical and healthcare fields.
  • I am particularly familiar with formatting complicated tables.
  • Good experience of taking a project through from first draft to DTP-ready Word document including managing the peer-review process.
  • I work on drafts from non-native English speakers, ensuring the content is structured correctly, reads well, is in line with house style and typo-free.
  • I am familiar with styles, track changes, version numbering and sharing files over Dropbox, so the process can be fully electronic.
  • I also work on printed copy and have the necessary qualifications to mark up changes using BSI symbols BS 5261 2005.
  • Websites proofread and edited if required.    
  • I have also recently started offering personal admin services as not everyone is capable of looking after their own affairs.  I have helped with changing addresses at times of house move and other ongoing matters such as applying for a blue badge, attendance allowance and complaints to companies or the Ombudsman.  
  • I always pay attention to detail and can manage my workload in a timely and efficient manner.         
  • Every effort is made to meet both urgent and longer-term deadlines.
  • References can be supplied on request.