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What I can do for you


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.


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.