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My name is Sarah Freshwater, and I am a full-time proofreader providing a professional, reliable and friendly service to publishers, private and public companies, small businesses, charities and individuals.
As a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders I am bound by their code of practice ensuring editorial excellence. My training has been with SfEP and The Publishing Training Centre.
I enjoy proofreading fiction and non-fiction, and work regularly on academic texts relating to the fields of social sciences and humanities. I also specialise in financial services, having previously been in banking for over 25 years.
The following subjects are also of particular interest to me: history, military history, cricket, heritage, rural affairs, walking and outdoor pursuits, travel, crafts, and cookery.
My experience includes academic works (for both UK and US markets), historical non-fiction and fiction, crime thriller novels, blog and website material, and magazines. Please visit my website for details of past projects and testimonials.
I am proficient in all types of mark-up:
BSI proofreading symbols – on paper or via equivalent stamps on PDF
Word – track changes
PDF – annotations and comments
Although I am confident in my professional skills and knowledge, I find motivation letters hard to write. Sarah was extraordinary in proofreading my letter of motivation. Her constructive comments and suggestions were especially helpful because it became clear where I had to add more depth or highlight my experience. Her fast turnaround time is impressive and makes it easy to stay in the writing process. I sent the letter one week before schedule.