I have been a proofreader since 2014, having worked in-house for a major supermarket chain and, later, for a leading greeting card and Advent calendar publisher. In those jobs I proofread anything from vital food packaging information to press releases and marketing brochures. Since turning freelance, I have worked on a variety of projects, from specialist classical music texts to books on history and business, product instructions to articles on World War II transport.
My training and CPD have come via the Publishing Training Centre (PTC) and the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), the two most highly regarded editorial training providers in the UK.
In 2019 I also did an interview with the CIEP for its ‘Meet our members’ feature.
A little about Victoria
Professional Membership & Qualifications
PTC: Basic Proofreading – high merit (87.21%)
CIEP: Intermediate Member
Copyediting Introduction (self-assessed)
Basic Editorial Test – pass (94%)
University of Birmingham: Bachelor of Music with Honours – 2.1
ABRSM Grade 8: Clarinet, Piano – distinctions
Violin, Theory of Music – merits
Open University OpenLearn: French Revolution
Getting Started on Classical Latin