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My name is Jodie Marley, and I provide a friendly, helpful and approachable proofreading service at Marley Editorial.
I have trained with the Publishing Training Centre (PTC) and achieved a distinction in its highly regarded course Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning. I have also completed Proofreading Progress and the mentoring scheme provided by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). I am an Entry-Level member of the SfEP and abide by its Code of Practice.
I am able to proofread your work on paper or onscreen. I am fully trained in the use of the BSI:2005 proofreading symbols, which can be used on paper or on PDF, but can use simple annotation if you prefer, or the inbuilt commenting tools in Adobe Acrobat Reader. I can also work on Word documents using Track Changes. In short, I am happy to tailor the way I work to whichever way will suit you best, and I am happy to discuss your individual requirements with you to ensure I provide the service that you will find most useful.
I was a veterinary surgeon in my previous career. I qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1998 and worked as a small animal vet, first full-time then as a part-time locum, before changing career. Working as a vet gave me the ability to interact with consideration and understanding towards a wide variety of people and to appreciate their varying needs and expectations. I am happy to spend time discussing and explaining proofreading services and how they can help you in your work.
My background means that I am happy to proofread veterinary, biomedical and life sciences material. However, I have a wide range of interests, so will consider most topics for proofreading, including fiction, non-fiction, marketing materials, blogs and many more. No piece of work is too small, so even if you simply have an important letter that you want to have checked, please get in touch.
Jodie recently proofread one of our technical detailers and we were very pleased with the results! She was quick and efficient and explained all changes that were made. Her veterinary knowledge also came in very helpful for this! We will certainly be using her again.