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Georgina Coles

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I am a professional proofreader based in London, offering skilled proofreading for businesses, authors and publishers. I am friendly, efficient and thorough, with an excellent eye for detail.
I will proofread your writing, correcting spelling and grammatical errors and flagging up any inconsistencies, problems with clarity and errors of formatting.
Qualifications and society membership
In 2018 I achieved a distinction in The Publishing Training Centre’s respected Basic Proofreading course (now called Essential Proofreading). I am an Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and a member of the Society of Young Publishers (SYP).
Proofreading experience
2019–2020 – Fiction and non-fiction titles for Sandstone Press, published 2020.
2020 – Catalogue for artisan bakery Hush Hush Chefs.
‘Georgina Coles has consistently done strong work for us, her light touch ensuring that errors are corrected without impacting the narrative voice.’ Kay Farrell, Sandstone Press
‘Georgie proofread our 2020 catalogue and we couldn’t be happier! It’s perfect and her notes were extremely detailed and prompt. Thanks Georgie!’ Hush Hush Chefs
Other experience
I have a BA (Hons) in English Literature, a Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Library Management and over 10 years’ experience working in an academic library. The majority of this time has been spent in cataloguing books – work which requires the same accuracy and attention to detail as proofreading. I have also completed a month-long placement in the editorial team at Viking, part of Penguin Random House.
I use Adobe Acrobat annotations and tools for PDFs, the Track Changes feature for Microsoft Word documents and the British Standards Institution (BSI) symbols for paper proofs.

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