SG Editorial Services Limited

Added by Steve Garnsey

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Experienced international business editor, my goal is to help clients produce crisp, clear, concise copy. I offer copy-editing and proofreading services, print and on-line, on a range of subjects including:

● the business world
● the steel industry
● raw materials
● history
● hiking
● travelling and exploring
● football

Recent projects completed include:

♦ contributing editorial content for an English language course produced by a South Korean publisher
♦ editing and proofreading other parts of the course’s books
♦ copy-editing a position paper for a financial regulator
♦ proofreading a brochure produced by a diplomatic mission in London
♦ proofreading the presentation document for an Initial Public Offering (IPO)
♦ proofreading an 87,000-word PhD dissertation

I also offer an intensive editing service with explanations about grammar and word use, tips on how to better communicate meaning and other suggested improvements. That writing consultancy work is intended for people whose first language is not English.

As an intermediate member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders in the UK, I have embarked on a series of courses through the organisation to improve my professional skills.

By way of background, I have edited on-line for almost 20 years and, through coverage of the steel and related raw material industries during that time, have developed a good understanding of corporate thinking, company strategy and business documents.

Meeting tight deadlines is second nature to me; for 5½ years I single-handedly oversaw production of two daily digital editions of a trade journal. I was the sole proofreader.

A key component of the job was copy editing material from non-native writers of English to ensure accuracy in spelling, punctuation and grammar. My brief was to produce crisp, clear, concise copy which flowed easily. My objective remains the same today.

That experience is backed up by seven years of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) when living abroad in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Chile and China, and 13 years spent mainly as a district reporter for evening newspapers in the UK. I saw the huge variety in the human condition in that role.

And, oh, I am still a working journalist and content provider, on a freelance basis. So I encounter on a daily basis what things are like from the writer’s perspective.

Contact me at with your requirements and we can then discuss how I can best help you, in as professional, accurate and efficient manner as possible.


We highly recommend Steve Garnsey. He is very reliable, accurate reviewer and writer who never fails to meet the deadline. He is also an excellent communicator. Whenever we give him feedback to improve our product, he listens carefully, grasps exactly what we want, and swiftly makes changes accordingly. Very cooperative partner to work with.


The High Commission for Barbados to the UK engaged Steve and SG Editorial Services to proof and finalise a critical promotional document. He was very professional: quick and thorough finding errors we hadn’t imagined existed. He is highly recommended.


Steve was the proof-editor for my PhD thesis. He managed to edit a vast amount of text of around 90,000 words in a very short time and deliver a high quality piece of work. His efficiency and accuracy contributed considerably to the successful submission of my thesis. It is my pleasure to recognize his capability and I would definitely recommend him to my colleagues for proof-editing.


Steve carried out a complete proof-reading service on a very dense circa 100 page Private Placement Memorandum for Funding Affordable Homes at 48 hours notice including working through the weekend to meet our demanding timelines. His work was extremely diligent, resulting in a large number of crucial changes that materially improved the quality of the end product. Highly recommended.


I come from China and I am now a master student in London.
Steve is a very responsible proofreader, and I asked for his help three times. As a result, I am very satisfied with his high-level work on my three essays. He not only revised my language mistake, but also pointed out the knowledge mistakes, which impressed me a lot. My English is improved by his careful revise and useful suggestions. I have recommended him to my friends several times and they are also satisfied with his work.

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