- Batchmere Rd, Chichester PO20, UK
A highly organised, qualified freelance proofreader with excellent attention to detail. Trained by the highly reputable PTC and a member of SfEP. Specialises in PRIMARY EDUCATION, GARDENING and HORTICULTURE, and FICTION. On paper using BSI proof correction marks (or as requested) and on screen using MS Word Track Changes or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
RECENT PROJECTS include proofreading articles by a freelance writer for a TI Media sailing magazine, the websites of a CRM training company, Training 4 Dynamics 365, and a national theatre.
I am listed as a proofreader with four book publishers including Bloomsbury Publishing.
“We at Training for Dynamics 365 used Carolyn Clarke to proofread our website. She did a fantastic job, with great time keeping and brilliant attention to detail.”
M. Thomas, Marketing Manager at Training 4 Dynamics 365.
“I use Carolyn to proofread my articles for UK sailing magazines. She`s very professional, thorough and always meets our agreed deadlines. I can recommend her without hesitation.”
H. Williams, freelance writer at Time Inc.
Horticulture. As a keen gardener I have been running my own gardening business for seven years.
Arts, humanities, primary education.
Fiction, short stories, children’s fiction.
A broad range of print and web-based content including articles, guides, documents, books.
WHY HIRE ME?
✔ Thorough and with attention to detail.
✔ Trained by the highly reputable Publishing Training Centre.
✔ Member of SfEP (Society for Editors and Proofreaders) which upholds excellence.
✔ Excellent time management.
✔ Original style and author’s ‘voice’ retained.
✔ A quality document check prior to publication:
Essential errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Minor changes for sense.
Style decisions and consistency in presentation and layout applied.
Correct numbering and placing of tables and illustrations.
Correct formatting of references and citations.
Index formatted consistently.
I also undertake light proof-editing which includes all of the above plus a little more intervention:
Rephrasing to change the flow or tone.
Applying your house style.
Checking text tallies with figures, illustrations and captions.
Proofreading: Editorial Skills One (including digital skills). Accredited by the Publishing Training Centre. Merit.
Grammar at Work. Accredited by the Publishing Training Centre. 90%.
INTESOL Certificate in TESOL (The Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Accredited by the College of Teachers. Pass A2.
Using Office: Mastering Styles and Templates. Allen Wyatt.
BEd (hons). University of Wales. Primary 3-8 years: arts, crafts and textiles. 2:1.
Very fast and reliable. Complete and comprehensive. Includes formatting and looks at the piece from the point of view of the author to decide what is most appropriate for audience.
We at Training for Dynamics 365 used Carolyn Clarke to proofread our website. She did a fantastic job, with great time keeping and brilliant attention to detail.
I use Carolyn to proof read my articles for UK sailing magazines. She’s very thorough and always meets our agreed deadlines. Recommended.