Melanie @ Take it as read (making perfect sense). All about the written word: copywriting | editing | proofreading | translation | audio transcription

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I’m Melanie @ ‘Take it as read’.
I’m a friendly, professional writer and editor.
I’m all about the written word.

How can I help you make perfect sense for maximum impact?

I offer a complete writing service to businesses, authors and academics seeking to publish, including non-native English students with theses and dissertations to deliver.

I have over 20 years of experience working as a writer, editor, proofreader and copywriter for clients all over the world.

​My mother tongue is English but I also speak French and German.

With a strong business background and clients from many industries and business sectors including aviation, hospitality, food and beverage catering solutions, finance, EU institutions, IT and telecommunications, I can craft engaging text to persuade and convince your audience. I can help you say precisely what you mean to say!

My academic background – MBA (University of Lancaster), MA in History (University of Birmingham), BA (Hons) in French (University of Warwick), ​post-graduate diploma in International Marketing Management (Boston University, Brussels) – means I have the credentials not only to make your written material read well and be grammatically correct but I can also help you to structure it and ensure you adhere to the requisite referencing style. My MA dissertation was published in 2018 (Cornwall and the Great War, Perspectives on Conflict and Place, Institute of Cornish Studies).

I have written and edited scripts for product videos and texts for corporate brochures, newsletters, website content, promotional materials, board reports and blogs as well as academic books, journals, articles, PhD theses, dissertations and essays.

As a Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading I adhere to a strict code of conduct.

​I now live in West Sussex in the UK and Kirchberg in Luxembourg.


We outsourced a corporate proofreading project to Melanie and she did a superb job. Very thorough corrections and comments, and the work was received on time. A very friendly service too. Highly recommended!


The service from Melanie was so great and fast as well as very helpful. Definitely worth five stars!

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