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. For those companies I proofread anything from products and marketing material to contracts and ingredient information. Since turning freelance, I have worked on a variety of projects, mainly for publishers, businesses and charities. Further details can be found in my Portfolio.

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. This is complemented by my studies in German (A Level and beyond), French (A Level) and Italian (GCSE), which have given me an excellent understanding of grammar and syntax, and the roles of different words within a sentence.

In 2019 I did an interview with the CIEP for its 'Meet our members' feature.

About Victoria

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Subject Areas

I work on non-fiction and especially enjoy the following:

Music – specialist classical music expertise

History  British and European, roughly 1066 to 1945; monarchs, dynastic struggles, conflicts, revolutions and other key events; revisionist theories; particular interest in the Wars of the Roses and Richard III

Sportfootball (including the lower leagues), cricket, golf, badminton, darts, tenpin bowling, equestrianism and more

Travel       |       Wildlife       |       Pets       |       Biography


Marketing material       |       Press releases       |



Basic Proofreading – merit (87.21%)


Professional Member

References (self-assessed)

Copyediting Introduction (self-assessed)

Basic Editorial Test – pass (94%)



University of Birmingham

Bachelor of Music with Honours – 2.1

ABRSM Grade 8

Clarinet – distinction

Piano – distinction

Violin – merit

Theory of Music – merit

Music Publishers Association

MPA Induction Course

Copyright, Digital, Royalties & Tracking

Qualifications & Membership


Open University OpenLearn

French Revolution

Getting Started on Classical Latin

Advanced German: Language, Culture and History

The Origins of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms

Early Modern Europe

Reports       |       Information sheets