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Alison Gilbert

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I am a freelance proofreader who specialises in educational and mathematical documents.  I have worked in education for the past 17 years and can use my experience to support your needs.  I have a passion for education and a love of learning!  Constantly striving to improve my own skills and knowledge.

I have meticulous attention to detail, strict time management and commitment to a deadline.  I studied mathematics to degree level and have a very analytical mind.  I am great with figures, diagrams, map reading and finer details. I have experience of maths checking for all levels from primary to degree level.

I have always had an eye for accuracy and have read through documentation all of my career in education.

I am an intermediate member of The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and have undertaken regular training through the Institute to continue my professional development.

I am skilled at using Track changes in Microsoft Word and commenting tools in Word and Adobe Acrobat.  I am proficient in British Standard Proofreading Symbols and can proofread on paper or digitally.

​I offer a bespoke proofreading service to suit your project. Please contact me to discuss your needs.​

* e-learning and educational resources

* non-fiction books

* assignments, dissertations and theses

* magazines

* booklets and marketing material

* training manuals and procedures

* websites and online content

* annual reports and journals.

I charge £10 per 1,000 words.

Examples of Pricing

4,000 word website proofread for only £40

15,000 word dissertation proofread for only £150

40,000 word book proofread for only £400

You can pay via bank transfer or PayPal.

Experience and problems solved!

Teacher’s Phonics Guides – monitoring educational content.

Teacher’s Maths Textbooks – checking the maths calculations.

Travel Guidebooks – analysing maps to ensure consistency.

University, Primary and A Level online learning modules – ensuring quality learning and presentation.

Non-fiction books – ensuring they were ready for publication.

Maths dissertations using Harvard referencing – checking cross-referencing and style.


“Alison is attentive to details and adapted well to using our house style. The PDF was flagged cleanly and all her notes were easy to understand. Everything was returned on schedule and she was always prompt in responding to queries. Overall I am very pleased with her work and anticipate using her for future projects.”
Alex Schmidt, Watkins Publishing

“Alison did a great job on a recent Letterland publication. It was a real benefit that she was able to return work digitally. The process was speedy, clear and she made a number of excellent observations, corrections and suggestions to improve our publication. Many thanks.” Lisa Chapman

“Alison has proofread numerous journal articles, policy briefs and working papers for Practical Action Publishing. Alison’s proofreading is incredibly thorough, always submitted on time, and Alison is lovely to work with!” Chloe Callan-Foster, Practical Action Publishing

Qualifications and training

Qualified Teacher Status and 2:1 Maths Degree with Honours

Early Years Professional Status

Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading – Proofreading 1- Introduction, Proofreading 2 – Headway and Proofreading 3 – Progress.

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