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 marketing material to contracts and ingredient information. Since turning freelance, I have worked on a variety of projects, mainly for publishers, businesses and charities. More 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.

A little about Victoria

 
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Subject Areas

I work mainly on business material and non-fiction, and especially enjoy the following subjects:

Music – specialist classical music expertise

History  monarchs, conflicts and other key events in Britain, Europe and America between roughly 1066 and 1945; particular interest in the Wars of the Roses and Richard III

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

Travel

Wildlife

Pets

Biography

Qualifications & Membership

Editorial

​PTC

Basic Proofreading – merit (87.21%)

CIEP

Intermediate Member

References (self-assessed)

Copyediting Introduction (self-assessed)

Basic Editorial Test – pass (94%)

Music

University of Birmingham

Bachelor of Music with Honours – 2.1

ABRSM Grade 8

Clarinet – distinction

Piano – distinction

Violin – merit

Theory of Music – merit

Other

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 (reign of Charles I)

Early Modern Europe

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