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What I can do for you

Proofreading

Proofreading is the final polish given to a text before it goes to print. The Society for Editors and Proofreaders describes it rather well as ‘the quality check and tidy-up. I pride myself on being able to follow a client's brief and, in doing so, will check for the following:​

  • Correct spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • Consistency of capitalisation and hyphenation

  • Correct layout and formatting of all matter, including running heads

  • Even spacing of words and lines

  • Complete contents lists and page numbers

  • Clear word breaks

  • Matching cross-references, illustrations, tables, titles, captions and labelling

  • Any instances of ambiguity, contradiction or incorrect word use

  • Correct implementation of copy-editor's changes (if applicable).

I recommend Victoria's services as a proofreader – her laser vision and passion for details will hold you in great service.

Lee Keeper, Creative Director

Woodmansterne Publications

I am happy to work on paper (using the BSI symbols) or on screen using Word (with Track Changes) or PDF (with the commenting tools).

Please note that I do not currently offer a copy-editing service for raw material which requires more in-depth work (for the difference between copy-editing and proofreading, please see the SfEP's very neat explanation). However, I am able to ‘proof-edit’documents which might require slightly more intervention than for a standard proofread. If you are not sure which service you need, please do get in touch with me to discuss your requirements.

Fees

My fees vary depending on the project, but I use the SfEP’s suggested minimum rates as guidance. If you would like a quote, please get in touch with me with a description of the project, letting me know the word count and extent of the proofread required. I will aim to get back to you within one working day.

Areas of Expertise & Interest

My main specialism is in music, but I do enjoy working on texts covering other subjects too, and have a particular interest in and experience of the following:

  • History (non-fiction) very well read on mainly British but also some European history from 1066 to 1945

  • Sport – particularly football but also other sports including (but not limited to) cricket, golf, badminton, tenpin bowling, equestrianism, darts, snooker

  • Travel and wildlife – especially Madagascar

  • Christianity

  • Cookery and baking

  • Business reports and marketing material.