Helping you get your message across – whether it’s academic work, fiction or nonfiction.
Academic: I am experienced in editing and proofreading academic dissertations and theses (including Anglicisation). I have worked on a range of subjects but specialise in the Arts and Social Sciences. I use UK English and am a native English speaker with an MA (Hons) in English Literature and Language (with Psychology) and qualifications in Libraries and Librarianship (PG Dip Lib) and Education (APDA Teaching in Further Education).
Fiction: I understand the importance of authors retaining their authentic voice and work collaboratively to ensure this is achieved. I am very experienced in providing line edits, copy edits and proofreading to authors planning to submit to agents and publishers. I can also help authors prepare their work for self-publishing. I bring my love of language and knowledge of the literary landscape to my clients’ work and take pride in helping them fulfil their dreams. I am a published and self-published author (as Colette Coen), with short stories appearing in a range of publications, including Mslexia and the Writing Magazine.
Nonfiction: I have qualifications and/or experience in: Education – Adult Literacy and Numeracy, Business, Further Education, Pedagogy; English Literature and Language; Psychology.
I will provide a high-quality proofreading service, checking and correcting (using tracked changes): in consistency, grammar, punctuation, referencing and spelling. I will also give notes on improving clarity and flow.
I am a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and abide by their code of practice.
Testimonials are available on my website www.beecheditorial.com and you can find me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/colettecoenduggan