Proofreader and copy-editor

Added by Christina Hitchcock

10 reviews

Listed in Proofreaders / Editors, Publishing services

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I’m an experienced and qualified (through SfEP and Publishing Training Centre) proofreader and copy-editor with an eagle-eye for detail and a deep understanding and love of language.

I have a BA (Hons) degree in Linguistics and many years’ experience running my own successful business.

I am able to quickly understand new topics and have proofread and copy-edited websites, novels, promotional material and academic papers on topics as diverse as excising tumours, teenagers in a parallel universe, quilting, the Scouts and textile printing in India.

I work either on paper using British Standards Institution (BSI) mark-up symbols or electronically using Track Changes in Microsoft Word or PDF XChange Editor.

Checking spelling, grammar and punctuation is only one part of my job as a proofreader. I also ensure the text flows logically and is consistent in usage and presentation, and I enhance the quality of the writing in terms of clarity, readability and suitability to the target audience.

Satisfied clients are the best part of my job.

Here is what my clients say:

You are a genius. Your editing has made the world of difference to the flow and readability. Thank you so much.
B. Ryan (MBA student), Perth

Wow Christina! Thank you for your excellent work on our publication. I really appreciate it.
N. Tasovac, WA Quilters Association., Perth

Christina has proofread and copy-edited various pieces of writing for me including two of my books (Frankie Feinstein and the Fenworld Thief-Takers and Lent) as well as short stories and poems. She has an eagle eye for inconsistencies and a deep understanding of language.
AN Edge, self-published author

Thank you for providing your services for our brochure. I was very happy with the outcome and with your prompt attention during the process.
Mal’s Consulting, Perth

We were very pleased with your work on editing our promotional material and would be happy to recommend your services.
J. Cook, Business Manager, DialAGlass, Perth

Christina has proofread various documents for me, both for my and my wife’s businesses, and as Chair of the local business association. She is diligent and meticulous, and a pleasure to work with.
Bob Foyers, Foyers Photography and The Bistro, Saxmundham, Suffolk

I expect excellent service from others, and equally I deliver excellent service.

Please get in touch by phone (+61 if outside Australia)
0431 864 752 or email [email protected]


Hitchcock Editing supplies an excellent editing, copyediting and proofreading service and my experience with them was an absolute pleasure. I did work with another freelance editor on my manuscript prior to this, but Hitchcock Editing far surpassed that experience in every way in service, support, quick response on queries, and professionalism. Added to the depth and quality of feedback on my manuscript by my editor, Christina Hitchcock, she also cuts to the chase to get the job done. Thank you, Christina, for all your assistance and great service and believing in my project. I am very impressed and highly recommend Hitchcock Editing services!


Thank you for your quick response, and tips and suggestions for my manuscript. I have already recommended you to my colleagues and would suggest to everyone! I will surely come back to her with more documents to review.


I am very pleased with the editing work Christina Hitchcock did on my website http://www.buyingpropertyperth. She was professional and helpful throughout, and I absolutely recommend her.


Thank you for your work on my paper. Your ability to understand and edit such diverse subject areas is truly impressive. I appreciate also that you were able to meet my tight deadline.
B.Ryan (UWA student) Perth, Australia


You have done an extraordinary job proof reading my novel, not only for grammar, punctuation and inconsistencies, but also making really valued suggestions on character and plot. Your style guide will be very useful for further books in the series. Thank you so much. Highly recommended! Stewart Thomson.


Thank you Christina for your excellent work on proof reading my thesis. I do appreciate your input and would happily recommend you to other students.


Christina did a fabulous job copy-writing the marketing material for a new business venture. She was friendly and thorough, with excellent communication throughout and picked up on errors which could have easily been missed. The finished article reads very smoothly thanks to Christina. Highly recommended.


Christina is clearly a skilled and experienced proof reader and provides a very professional service. She has worked on many of our marketing brochures and always improves them in terms of accuracy and layout. She is exceptionally helpful and always meets our deadlines.
J.Cook, Dial A Glass, Perth, WA


Christina has proofread and copy-edited various pieces of writing for me including two of my books (Frankie Feinstein and the Fenworld Thief-Takers and Lent) as well as short stories and poems. She has an eagle eye for inconsistencies and a deep understanding of language. Her attention to detail truly impressed me.
AN Edge, self-published author, Suffolk, UK


Christina provides an excellent service. She has proofread 3 of our publications and I am always amazed at the inaccuracies and inconsistencies that she finds. She also takes the time to make comments and explain her queries. Really excellent.
N. Tasovac, WAQA, Perth, Australia.

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