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White House Editorial is a proofreading and copywriting business run by Helen White.
I have over fifteen years of editorial experience working with corporate clients, publishers, independent authors and students. I write and edit reports and marketing material for businesses, and proofread theses, dissertations and books. Publishing clients include Bloomsbury, Parragon, Biteback Publishing and Hodder Education.
I’m an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). I trained with the SfEP and with the Publishing Training Centre, and I’m now a tutor on the SfEP’s proofreading courses (P1–P3).
I regularly work with non-native English speakers; for five years I’ve proofread for the Swiss device manufacturer Endress+Hauser, checking their German-to-English translations of technical documents and marketing material. I also have clients in Poland, Turkey and Hong Kong and have worked with many ESL students.
I’m happy to work across a range of subjects but have particular experience in media/journalism, business, theatre/drama, history, politics and education.
To discuss your specific project please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07779 573 204.
Helen did a wonderful job. I am quite new to writing and publishing and I had already copy-edited my manuscript beforehand and so I came to Helen for proofreading. Helen took a quick look and informed me that she felt it needed slightly more than a proofread – a lite edit – and with hindsight I’m so glad she recommended this. She then went on to do, as I say, a wonderful job. I can’t thank her enough.
I run a writing group, I’m currently doing an MA in Creative Writing plus I’m a freelance writer. I was contacted by a proofreading company ‘Novel Intent’ asking me to recommend them to members of my writing group and to post about them. I said I would have to use their services first. The first piece of work they did for me was great, the second they had missed a spelling mistake and changed the paragraph order of a letter. I contacted them back, asking them in future to look for mistakes but not to change the order of the work. I then sent two more pieces in Decemeber – and paid. In January I had still heard nothing! The deadline for my work was looming and I didn’t have my work back, they did not response to emails. I was desperate. I contacted every proof reader I knew – they all rejected my work because of the lack of time. Thankfully Helen came back to me. She proof read my work to a high standard in a very short period of time, she responded to all emails. I can not recommend her highly enough. It is very difficult finding a a good proof reader – as I have learnt to my cost you also need to find a proof reader who takes a professional approach and understand that this is a business relationship.
Thank you so much Helen. I honestly don’t know what I would habve done if you hadn’t helped.
Mrs. Helen give me a great help and she is very patient. My essay is more fluent than before. Thanks a lot.