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CHECKING OFF ITEMS ON YOUR HOLIDAY LIST? That massive document at the top of your pile that really needs proofreading?
YOU DESERVE A PROOFREADER who is:
* an eagle-eyed reader, able to spot anomalies
* an expert in spelling/punctuation/grammar/layout
* a perfectionist.
WHY CHOOSE ME out of this whole list of proofreaders?
Because I’m good.
Because I show you a mistake and also how to correct it successfully. I show you anything that makes your words jolt on the page.
Because I know a few things from life: from teaching, bookselling, librarianship and languages. I even taught myself Polish!
Because you TRUST THESE REVIEWS, from an academic, and from an author:
Ally is an excellent proofreader. She did a fantastic job for me, paying attention to detail, and being enthusiastic in answering my questions and requests. I am delighted to have worked with her. I would not hesitate to recommend her for your work.(T.K.B.)
Ally was extremely professional. I needed a proofreader and copy editor for my novel and she did the job very carefully. Even more importantly she was very attentive,asking and wanting to know exactly what I was looking for. She understood the style of my writing well. She is available and easy to work with. The result was excellent, and delivered quickly. I can heartily recommend her. (S.M.)
Whatever you’d like to send me, I’m happy to proofread: book, dissertation, thesis, essay, report or job-application. I’ll need to see a sample first, of course.
You can rely on my Intermediate membership of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) to prove my expertise.
YOUR WRITING IS ASKING FOR ME. LISTEN TO IT.
Ally performed an editing review of my short e-book in a professional way, timely manner, pro-actively asking questions and providing information. I recommend her for sure.
Ally’s work was very detailed and professional, and she was also very quick to deliver it. Definitely five stars!
Having never written a book before I was little more than a greenhorn when I first approached Ally to advise, help me edit and proof read my manuscript. Within minutes of meeting her she put me at ease and gave me advice and helped me at every stage. Her attention to detail is magical and working with Ally was as if she was part of my thought pattern. From an amateur’s document she transformed it into a professional masterpiece ready for publication. I would not hesitate in recommending Ally to help and assist you in whatever kind of document you are trying to produce.
I have contacted Ally for a small copy-editing job on one of my research papers. She was very fast in replying, doing the work, and communicating with me at different stages. Will definitely come back to her next time I need this kind of service. Thank you.
Alison was extremely professional. I needed a proofreader and copy editor for my novel and she did the job very carefully. Even more importantly she was very attentive,asking and wanting to know exactly what I was looking for. She understood the style of my writing well. She is available and easy to work with. The result was excellent, and delivered quickly. I can heartily recommend her.
Ally was a very useful proof-reader.
She was very flexible in terms of time and addressing comments which was very helpful.
Ally provided copies of the document with her edits and a clean version which was helpful to see the changes she had made.
Ally is an excellent proofreader. She did a fantastic job for me, paying attention to detail, and being enthusiastic in answering my questions and requests. I am delighted to have worked with her. I would not hesitate to recommend her for your work.
Ally Oakes is a very good, friendly and reliable person. She is a quick and experienced professional proof-reader. She gives feedback and advice throughout the work. I would not hesitate to use her again to proofread the rest of my books. Her price is affordable and I would certainly recommend giving her your work.
Ally proof-read the draft of a major bid for us, at very short notice. She identified a number of mistakes which we were able to correct, making the bid a much better read. Ally is courteous, efficient and thorough, and we are delighted to have worked with her.
Ali did a fantastic job for us when we had a major project to proofread in very little time.
We’ll definitely be coming back for more.
Ally’s attention to detail is impressive, her marking up neat and professional (using proof correction symbols), and she has a good eye for consistency. I would not hesitate to use her again to proofread our books.
We have recently started working with Ally Oakes on book projects where she has been responsible for the copy editing of the English texts. Ally’s performance is exemplary: she is professional in handling our special requests for each particular text. In addition to her attentive scrutiny of the texts, and her corrections to the minutest inconsistencies, she manages to leave the tone of voice and personality of the original author intact. When asked to shorten or simplify certain turn of phrases, her suggestions are spot on and readily accepted by ourselves and the book’s author(s). Her skills as editor, her punctuality and overall professionalism make us feel fortunate to be working with her. We recommend her and her services without any reservations.
Ally was quick, accurate, and spotted even the smallest of errors. Would certainly recommend her skills.