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Ascribe Editing – Johanna Robinson

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A qualified solicitor and proofreader, I am available to proofread all texts: legal and other non-fiction books and articles, legal and business marketing material, academic essays, articles and dissertations, books and memoirs, magazines, kids’ activity packs, menus, tenders and proposals.

I can work on paper using BSI proofreading symbols, on screen using PDF mark-up or Word Tracked Changes, or on a client’s own platform.

My clients include publishers, self-publishers (fiction and non-fiction), academics, business professionals and companies, trainers/coaches, design agencies, students, copywriters, translators and many others who write or manage texts.

I adhere strictly to deadlines, keep my clients up to date with progress and queries, and, having a First Class BA in English Language and Literature, and a Masters in Postcolonial Literature, I demonstrate an excellent level of English, spelling, grammar and vocabulary. I am familiar with a range of referencing systems.

I am a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, and I observe the SfEP Code of Conduct. I trained in proofreading with the Publishing Training Centre, London and I invest in ongoing training and proofreading/technical resources. I am also a member of the Law Society.

I am very easy to work with and I will be as dedicated to your project as you are.

Please contact me directly for a quote for your work and to discuss your requirements.

My clients say:

‘Johanna was responsive, very reliable, worked to strict deadlines, and the quality of her work was very good. Will certainly use again’, Shireen Smith, Solicitor and Author

‘Jo’s service was extremely professional, quick and thorough. She took away so many of the stresses of launching a new website by providing the reassurance that the copy was accurate and grammatically correct. I felt extremely confident in her skills and her advice and suggestions were given in a helpful and friendly manner. I will be using her services again and will be recommending her!’

Gilly Gray; Calico Massage, Leeds

‘Very pleased with Johanna’s meticulousness. She was willing to go the extra mile to do the excellent work.’

Peter Bil’ak, Works That Work magazine

‘Johanna is a class act. She is very meticulous and has a great eye for detail. Communication with her was easy from the start and any grammatical or linguistic concerns were resolved with a helpful email. Also she has made suggestions that I believe will improve the readability of the novel. All this done within the agreed deadline. I now have a product that I am happy to publish. I would highly recommend her services and would not hesitate to use her again.’

Caroline Shelley Lewis, Author, Jabez Payne

‘Johanna was a great communicator, completed the project on time. She also offered suggestions to improve language and readability and could suggest best practice not just her opinion. We used another proofreader on a similar task at the same time as Johanna and Johanna’s work was 100% better on every aspect. We don’t imagine ever having to look for another proofreader again. We will always send our work to Johanna.’

Rob Shaloe, Learning Creators

‘Thanks again for your help. We do now feel ready for submission.’

Caroline, MA student, London

‘We recently retained Johanna Robinson of Ascribe Editing to carry out a large assignment relating to content for our revamped website. Without Johanna’s prompt, efficient and professional approach, I fear this task would have sat on my desk for months. I cannot recommend Johanna and Ascribe highly enough’

Asad Ali, Blacks Solicitors, Leeds


Finding Johanna was the best thing that happened to me during the submission process of my Phd thesis in Law. I was working with another proof-reader and after reading her work, my supervisor told me this person did not even read my work and asked me to find someone else to make corrections immediately. This could be the worst thing that can happen to a postgraduate student. I was very sad, stressed and did not know what to do. I had very limited time to find someone to accept proof-reading such a long piece of work in very short notice. I was so lucky that I found Johanna and I realised this from her first e-mail. She understood my situation and relieved me with her suggestions that offered in her very first e-mail. I am very thankful to Johanna for everything that she has done for me. She did a great work in a very short time; she corrected every single mistake, footnotes, abbreviations, duplications, quotations, footnotes, cross references and every single grammar, spelling mistakes. My supervisors who are both Professors in law also amazed with the work that Johanna done. Johanna has great knowledge of law and legal matters, international organisations and cases before international Courts and all related areas of legal writing. She had significant suggestions to improve my writing, readability and coherency of my work. Johanna was always responding my e-mails late at nights or very early in the mornings, supporting and motivating me. I have worked with couple of proof-readers and Johanna is the only person that I trust for giving my work for proof-reading in every respect and she is the only person that I recommend to anyone.

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