I am a freelance native English (UK) copy-editor and proofreader. I offer friendly, professional and flexible editorial services to businesses, publishers and individuals. I specialise in working with writers and authors, including self-publishers, of both fiction and non-fiction; travel, hospitality and property-related businesses; and those for whom English is a second language.
I have a BA (Hons) degree in Publishing and English Literature and a distinction grade diploma in Proofreading and Editing. I am an Intermediate Member of the Society for Editors & Proofreaders (SfEP) and a member of Mediterranean Editors & Translators (MET).
I edit and proofread on-screen, mainly using Word track changes but I will also edit PDFs and am proficient in BSI symbols. I have never missed a deadline and always work within budget. My experience ranges from editing fiction and non-fiction, website content, handbooks and training materials though to academic editing and proofreading for ESL students.
I enjoy working with authors and proofreading/editing both fiction and non-fiction, particularly in the following genres: modern literary fiction, psychological thrillers, crime, mystery and suspense, biography/memoirs and travel writing.
I have a lot of experience of working with non-native English speakers/writers as well as teaching English as a second language. I also speak French and have done some translation work.
I am happy to consider all types of project, big and small, and have particular interest and experience in the following subject areas:
• travel & tourism
• cookery, food & drink
My professional background includes over twelve years working in the music industry (PR), followed by a change of lifestyle and a move overseas to Corsica where I worked in travel and tourism for ten years. During my time there, I became the go-to person for any proofreading, editing or rewriting, which I absolutely loved doing. After selling up and setting sail, I took the opportunity to retrain and start a new career as a professional freelance copy-editor and proofreader.
If you would like to get in touch for more information or for a quote, then please send me an email. You can also see more details at my website www.nickytayloreditorial.com
Nicky proofread my note for my magazine. She made some very useful suggestions I wouldn’t have thought of and was very helpful. She is a pleasure to work with, easy to communicate with and very reliable –my text was sent back to me on time without any delay. She was also happy to answer my questions after I got the text back and explained everything to me. I would definitely not hesitate to use her services again and I do recommend her to anyone.
Nicky has done several academic pieces of work for me, all promptly returned to a high standard.
Very pleased with the service supplied. Consistent, high quality work provided in a timely manner. Safe to say that I would not be published without your input. Thanks Nicky.
Thank you very much for your prompt and speedy check of the Animal Charity appeal. It is up and running, and contributions are coming in!
Thanks again Nicky, and best wishes for the future.