DUE TO CURRENT COMMITMENTS I AM PRESENTLY UNABLE TO TAKE ON ANY NEW CLIENTS FOR THESE SERVICES.
Please note I offer a personal, one to one service and am not a big company, please bear this mind when contacting me as simply sending a document with “proof read this” is unlikely to get a response. I also prefer to work with longer more in depth projects as this is a more cost effective use of my time and skills, but can be flexible depending on your requirements and my schedule.
I offer a confidential and professional academic proof reading and copy editing service. I am based in Manchester, but can work with you wherever you are in the UK or internationally. My service is especially suitable for those in healthcare, counselling, psychotherapy, & social work disciplines who may be including sensitive and confidential information in their work, although I can work across a range of subjects and disciplines.
My minimum fee is £30, with rates from £10 per 1000 words with negotiable discounted rates for longer work such as proof reading for a doctoral PhD thesis or master’s dissertation. The rate depends on whether the service provided involves a simple once over to correct spelling/typo mistakes or a more comprehensive editing process (see next paragraph). Because of the time consuming nature of working with non native English speakers, my rates for overseas students etc may be considerably higher, but will depend on an assessment of the work that needs doing.
I can help standardise style, check and standardise references to your institution’s guidelines, correct spelling, grammar and punctuation, and make minor revisions to make phrasing clearer or tighter when appropriate. I will not change or improve the meaning and academic content of work. In other words, I will edit your work, but I will not write or rewrite it! Where significant revisions are required I will provide formative feedback which is aimed to help you improve your work, this is in line with many universities’ guidelines on the use of academic proofreading & editing services. I will provide you with a quote on receiving your document which factors in the complexity of the service provided, as well as an estimated turnaround time based on current commitments, before commencing any work.
I work electronically using Microsoft Word 2007 and always use the track changes feature so you will need to familiarise yourself with this tool. I have a keen eye for detail and am very thorough.
I have a First Class Honours Degree (Swansea) and MPhil (Manchester) in English, an MSc with Distinction in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Salford), and have written/published professionally, so you can be assured I have high level academic writing skills and knowledge.
In addition to academic work I am happy to provide a proofreading & copy editing service for a range of documents such as websites, reports, articles, novels/short stories and non fiction texts.
PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU CONTACT ME ASKING FOR WORK (SUCH AS A 15,000 WORD DISSERTATION OR A 50,000 WORD NOVELLA) TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN 48 HOURS THE ANSWER IS HIGHLY LIKELY TO BE NO. THIS PROCESS WORKS BEST WHEN ARRANGED IN ADVANCE AS I DO HAVE OTHER COMMITMENTS AND NEED TO SCHEDULE IN APPROPRIATE TIME – YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR YOU TO GO THROUGH MY CHANGES AND COMMENTS BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR WORK!