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You’ve worked hard with your words.
ALLY OAKES – PROOFREADING FOR YOU.
YOUR OWN WORDS, JUST BETTER.
I’m an international proofreader reaching out to you, especially if you’re an ESL/non-native English writer/student/academic.
Academic and business proofreading: On-screen and hard copy proofreading. Language editing for ESL/non-native English speakers/students/academics. You’ll be glad to know that I include snippets of punctuation/grammar advice where relevant in your document, so that you can understand better the changes I suggest and use this knowledge in your future writing.
If these are your subjects, you’ve come to the right person: Social Sciences, Business/Management and Humanities.
Whatever you’d like to send me, I’m happy to proofread: article, paper, dissertation, thesis, essay, book, report or job-application. I’ll need to see a sample first, of course.
I’m a PROFESSIONAL member of the CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading) – they know about expertise.
TRUST THESE REVIEWS, from an academic and from an author:
Ally was an excellent proof-reader. She was very flexible in terms of the short turn-over I asked for. I had issues with my former proof-reader so when it got to the time of proof-reading the final version of my PhD thesis I was very cautious. Ally Oakes was suggested to me and she is a very reliable person. She was quick and her experience as a professional proof-reader has been excellent in correcting my second language mistakes. I am extremely grateful. She gave feedback throughout the work and helped me improve the quality of the text. I would not hesitate to use her again to proofread my articles/books. I would certainly recommend giving her your work. (L.T.)
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.)
Recent training courses include Working with Styles and Templates (2019), References (2019) and Editing with Word (2017).
Ally did a fantastic job for a very reasonable fee and delivered just before time. From first call to the end, the communication was clear and with her corrections and suggestions, my workbook is much easier to read now.
Thank you Ally.
5 stars for :
1. excellent work
2. fast response
3. gave me some suggestions to make my dissertation better, and sometimes offering additional help without charging more, just to make sure my work is perfectly finished.
3. reliable to help me catch a deadline
She’s professional in proofreading and editing, I’ve used her service twice, and would not hesitate to use her more.
Allison was willing to take on a complex thesis project with a very short deadline. She completed it early and to impeccable standards. I can not recommend her work highly enough – her attention to detail is extraordinary.
Ally has been a pleasure to work with: Her responses were swift and friendly, and she proofread my document to a high standard. I would recommend her without hesitation.
Your editing skill was clearly a well-thought-out approach to improving the quality of my work. It is not easy to find people who can do this kind of job professionally, fast and affordable like you. Your quality and time are what I have been looking for.
Ally was an excellent proof-reader. She was very flexible in terms of the short turn-over I asked for. I had issues with my former proof-reader so when it got to the time of proof-reading the final version of my PhD thesis I was very cautious. Ally Oakes was suggested to me and she is a very reliable person. She was quick and her experience as a professional proof-reader has been excellent in correcting my second language mistakes. I am extremely grateful. She gave feedback throughout the work and helped me improve the quality of the text. I would not hesitate to use her again to proofread my articles/books. I would certainly recommend giving her your work.
I had some experience with some proofreaders in the few last years and that’s why I was really careful to look for a new one. I googled, asked, read, and compared until I finally found Ally. I was so amazed by the work she provided in my thesis. She listened very well to what I needed and went through every single detail with me and provided her advice on things that were important to the work. She is so professional and definitely she will be my first choice next time. Thank you Ally for the great job you did for me.
Ally did an excellent job proofreading an English translation of a children’s book for me. She was very interested in the details and engaged with the story. She helped me to choose the right names and offered great suggestions. Her work is very thoughtful with a lot of attention to detail and it was delivered quickly. I’m so glad that I found Ally.
As a written communications agency responsible for managing the content for many high-profile clients, it’s vital that we have an excellent and reliable proofreader as part of our freelance team. Ally fits the bill completely and has always provided an impressive and professional service. I recently commissioned Ally on a complex quality-checking job that involved reviewing and marking 450 product descriptions. Ally’s level of feedback was extremely detailed and was praised by the client. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Ally for proofreading tasks.
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.