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Are you an academic or student who wants to ensure your thesis, dissertation, chapter, journal article or book is thoroughly checked for spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting errors?
I can help.
“It is a sheer pleasure to work with Emma. She is professional, efficient and is willing to be flexible in order to support me. On several occasions, she literally prioritised my tasks and saved my life before huge deadlines. Such an attitude goes well beyond a good proofreader. I can feel that she cares and wants her clients to succeed.”
— Joy Zhang, Doctoral student, Oxford University
“Emma is no doubt the best proofreader I have met. I have worked with her many times and she has never disappointed me. Emma is definitely the first name that appears in my head when I need a proofreader.”
— Qiaoyu Luo, Doctoral student, Oxford University
If you’re a student or academic, journalist or author, I’d love to work with you to get your text ready to submit.
I’m a native English speaker, with a BA(Hons) in English Literature from the University of Warwick (First class) and a MA in Writing, Nature and Place from the University of Exeter (Distinction). I’ve undertaken and passed core proofreading training with the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). I’m also an Intermediate member of the CIEP, and am signed up to their code of conduct.
I’m experienced in proofreading academic work, including PhD theses on topics as various as Nuclear Fusion and Folksong. I specialise in the Arts subjects, mainly writing (fiction, nature/travel writing, memoir), as well as music and critical theory. I also proof a lot of academic papers in the social sciences (particularly concerning China studies).
I’ve spent a decade working in quality-related roles in the Education sector (including an examining body and a UK University), so I understand the importance of academic integrity and fine detail. It’s also meant that I’ve amassed experience in proofreading professional documentation, policies, procedures, regulations as well as a huge array of training and quality assurance materials.
I’m based in Cornwall, where alongside proofreading I look after three small children. (I know a lot about dinosaurs and Paw Patrol.)
Get in touch to see how I can help you!