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Duncan Proofreading – academic and non-fiction

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Experienced academic and non-fiction proofreader – I have worked with a wide range of materials, including PhD theses and academic journal papers, book chapters, self-publishing authors’ manuscripts, blog essays and travel writing, business documents, magazine articles and content for web pages.

I have helped a variety of clients to ensure that their written material is free from errors and consistent in content and presentation, including the formulation of style sheets and guides where necessary.

My academic background is in the humanities and social sciences with an interdisciplinary degree within which I focused on philosophy. This honed my analytical, writing and critical reading skills, and has given me a keen eye for identifying ambiguity and inconsistency.

I have particular experience of working with people for whom English is a second/foreign language, helping to ensure their writing flows smoothly and naturally.

Qualifications and Training:
Intermediate member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)
BA (Hons) Interdisciplinary Human Studies – First class
Proofreading training from Publishing Training Centre and CIEP,
including specialist courses on proofreading theses and dissertations, and working with references.

I am also CELTA qualified with a great interest in language learning and grammar. A self-taught and still-learning Hindi speaker, I understand the difficulties of communicating in a second (or third) language.

“I work to a high standard and Rachel’s reliability, professional approach and the quality of her work make her a pleasure to work with and easy to communicate with. I have no doubts in recommending her to anyone looking for an academic proofreader.” Dawn Leggott Consulting Ltd


Rachel has been a great proofreader and she has been very helpful. She was always available and willing to help, checking all small details of my paper and making sure she understood what I wanted to say in my paper. I learnt a lot from this experience and think that after her help, my writing techniques improved a lot! If I need a proofreader again, I will definitely contact her.

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