Listed in Proofreaders / Editors
- Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
- [email protected]
Sadna here and I run Sadna’s Foolproof Edits- based in the North East of the UK.
I’m currently offering my editing and proofreading services to anyone who needs a weather eye to meticulously read over, proofread and or edit through their work. I’m able to tailor my checks to suit whatever you need help with- including grammar, flow, tone, level of formality and more generally whether everything you have written makes sense to a layperson.
I hold an MA in Twentieth and Twenty- First Century Contemporary Literature from Durham University as well as a BA in English and Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University. I currently work in a university library and I have proofread professionally within previous employment. This includes writing, editing and proofreading all correspondence on behalf of an MP’s constituency office and writing to a high, professional standard, as well as proofreading written copy for brochures and seasonal sales materials for a theatre Communications team.
Similarly, I have freelance experience proofreading and editing everything from:
-CVs and job applications
-academic essays, assignments, graduate level dissertations and PhD chapters
-script drafts, plays, comedy sketches
-beta reading prose, fiction, short stories, novellas etc.
Whatever the project, if you’d like to know about my current rates, feel free to drop me an email and request a free quote or contact me here. I can charge by word count or by the hour depending on the size of the document.
-Briefly outline what your project is, what you are writing for (e.g. university assignment, funding application, blog post…) your wordcount and how quickly you need the job completed and emailed back to you.
-Please list what areas you want me to check over and if you are using British or American English.
-If you need to adhere to a house style, require referencing or bibliography checks please state what kind of support you need as this may cost a little more, depending on the length of your project.
Finally, please note while I will check your project thoroughly line by line and make suggestions, I will not make any direct changes to the main body of the text or rewrite your project for you. To give you full control over which edits and suggestions you wish to undertake, I will highlight within the main body to point out sections that need reworking etc. but all other suggestions and feedback will be inserted as comments running alongside your project. Please convert and send through your project as a Microsoft Word document ideally, but if this is any trouble- do let me know.
If you have any questions about my services please drop me a line. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Sadna provided high quality proof reading, suggestions & edits for my 16,000 word master’s dissertation, as well as a few extra university assignments. The suggestions were always relevant, clear and constructive but she always gave me the choice of what edits I wanted to incorporate (frankly, it was most!).
I particularly struggle with maintaining tone and formality in my work so the way Sadna tailored her proofreading to accommodate my style of writing was ideal. As an editor, her attention to detail, professionalism and accuracy is truly exceptional but she’s also the friendliest and most supportive person you’ll ever work with.
My dissertation was drastically improved and I even managed to bag a first so I truly can’t recommend Sadna and her foolproof editing enough!
SADNA IS A WRITER’S DREAM.
Sadna’s impeccable eye for detail and absolute dedication is unrivalled and I can not recommend her enough as a proofreader.
I am a writer of radio, stage and screen, short form and long form. Sadna is my first and only point of contact when it comes to proofreading my work. As it often goes with my industry, time pressures and deadlines can pop up. Sadna always puts 110% into a piece of work that I send over last minute. It can be a five page sketch for BBC, a TV series treatment or an entire pilot script, Sadna will give it the time it needs to note with diligent precision.
I trust her with my creative life as much as my actual life, and you should too.
I didn’t send this review to Sadna to proofread, so any spelling/grammar mistakes are totes on me.
Sadna was fundamental to the final draft of my play. Not only did she check for grammar, typos but was also at made sure there was a consistent tone and characterisation throughout the script. Sadna is also a very approachable and kind person and went above and beyond. I could’t recommend her any more highly.
The help received by Sadna was second to none! She read through my masters dissertation and offered her opinions and suggestions throughout the piece which I can honestly say made the difference. Highly recommend!