Words for Keeps – proofreading and copywriting

Added by Cath Harris

12 reviews

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Would you meet the Queen without shining your shoes or offer friends a drink in a smeared glass?

No you would not and so it is with words: they, too, deserve polish, whether your book, website, blog or research.

If I proofread your work I’ll check:

• that your spelling, grammar and punctuation are spot on
• that your phrasing flows and avoids repetition
• that your style is consistent
• that your writing is the best it can be.

You might also need new content for your website, magazine, business materials or press releases. I’ll help by:

• writing punchy, engaging copy that suits the way we read online
• using the likely keywords of online searches
• turning expertise into plain English
• interviewing those who bring a story alive.

If you proofread your own writing you’ll see what you think you wrote, not what’s actually there.

Rely on the spellchecker and real words that are the wrong word won’t be picked up – ‘not’ when you meant ‘now’, the ‘effect’ that should have been ‘affect’.

I’m a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP); my testimonials reflect the difference that trained eyes make.

I can help with projects large and small. Get in touch using the Contact Listing Owner tab above or by visiting my website, Words for Keeps.


It was an absolute pleasure work with Cath. She took my academic paper reduced the work count for me and completely professionalised it – the improvement she made to the paper was phenomenal……it would take me a ‘million lifetimes’ to achieve this.


Cath has been a wonderful asset to our team this summer. She is a meticulous and thorough proofreader.


Cath Harris is the ultimate professional.
She edited my book, VISIONARY, and her suggestions especially concerning the sequencing of various passages in the narrative have improved the final work immensely.
Her suggested cuts, too, were really helpful, and her eye for detail was invaluable.
I can’t thank her enough.


Cath is a prompt, professional and effective proofreader with a reliable eye not just for surface problems with text but also for underlying issues. She engages with the work and explains her decisions and recommendations where necessary. She is flexible and patient and I am happy to recommend her to anyone who cares about the impact and import of their words.


Absolutely super job by Cath Harris. Constant communication meant we were able to get the book to the printers on a very tight schedule. Very high quality work. I would definitely recommend Cath for any proofreading work


We have been absolutely delighted with the high standard of work Cath has carried out for Pitch Publishing — both in terms of editing and proof reading. She has a good eye for detail and her jobs are always returned on time (or earlier) and within budget.


Working to a very tight timescale Cath undertook a high level review item for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire which I, as Chief of Staff, was incredibly pleased with.

Professional, courteous and incredibly skilled at her craft.


When i needed the help and expertise of a professional proofreader to polish a screenplay i had written I was lucky enough to come across Cath Harris, apart from her vast experience and professionalism i also found Cath to be very approachable and easy to make contact with, i can’t speak highly enough of this lady because i know what hard work i could be at times but she always delivered when she said she would.

Many Thanks

Rob Selby


Cath provided a swift, professional and friendly service for when we relaunched the Garden City Runners website. Cath has great attention to detail and I wouldn’t hesitate to use her services again should the opportunity arise.


Cath was extremely helpful and was able to polish my book, she picked up things I had missed time and time again. I found Cath to be extremely reliable to work with, completing the work in the time I had requested. I have already recommended her services to others.

Thank you Cath!


Cath has done great work helping with writing and proofreading of press releases and marketing materials for the SfEP (Society for Editors and Proofreaders). I’ve always found her very reliable and she delivers on time.


Cath is a great help and support when it comes to proof reading. She polished my rough draft and turned it into a readable text. Her work as a proof reader has helped my writing. I will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a proof reader for both academic and non-academic text.

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