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A proofreading service can be provided for any form of written material including:
– professional and academic text
– corporate material
– web content
– articles and features
The service can be tailored according to a client’s brief but will generally include:
– identifying corrections to spelling, grammar and punctuation
– ensuring consistency throughout (e.g. style, capitalisation, hyphenation)
– correcting any formatting, spacing or layout issues
– checking page numbers, captions, headings, references, web links, and the table of contents
– comparing the proofs to the edited copy or reading ‘blind’.
Proofreading can be performed on screen or on paper. Changes can be marked up using BS 5261C:2005 symbols, Microsoft Word Track Changes, Adobe Acrobat, or any other method that is required.
I offer a service for most subjects, although I specialise in environmental matters and can provide additional expertise in this field (e.g. environmental engineering, sustainability, energy, air and water pollution, conservation, environmental policy and management, and climate change). Furthermore, I am confident in working with other scientific, technical and engineering material. However, proofreading skills are transferrable to any subject matter; prior knowledge of a subject often helps but isn’t always essential.
Qualifications and experience
I am a Chartered Environmentalist and member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). My qualifications include MSc Environmental Engineering (Distinction) and BSc (Hons) Geography. In more recent years I have completed proofreading training by the SfEP and also the Publishing Training Centre (Merit).
Prior to proofreading I held environmental roles within the environmental regulation, rail, and oil and gas sectors. Finally, I also have experience in the IT industry as a mainframe analyst programmer within the financial services sector.
Please contact me for a quote or to discuss your requirements.
James helped me with proofreading several assignments while I was studying at university. I am fluent in English but it is my second language and therefore I asked him to check my text for incorrect grammar, sentence structure and overall English coherence of the content. He provided a very helpful service to a high standard and always delivered on time.