A multi-skilled and empathetic proofreader/editor with experience in a wide range of subject areas and a published author myself (of history and biography), I am passionate about helping writers produce the best text of which they are capable.
My expertise as a proofreader and editor is enhanced by experience gained both as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art (2008–2011) where I worked with students at all levels on a wide variety of art-historical topics, and as a local councillor in the City of London (2011–2017) where I developed particular knowledge of urban design, open-space management and local government reporting.
In recent years I have worked as a freelance copy-editor and proofreader for a number of publishers, particularly for Kevin Mayhew Ltd (a publisher of Christian books and resources, for whom I have also indexed large collections of hymns and worship material), as well as working with a wide variety of academics and students (at both PhD and Master’s levels).
I have combined my work as a freelance proofreader/editor with my work as an author, my most recent published work being The Burning Time: Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, and the Protestant Martyrs of London (St Martin’s Press/Macmillan, 2017) and previous works having focused on Russian and French history, including biographies of Catherine the Great and Tsar Nicholas II.
I received a first-class degree in Russian Language and Literature from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, and have undertaken courses in editing with the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, which I joined as an Intermediate Member in 2014, being upgraded to Professional Member in 2020.
A service I offer particularly to students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, is Proofreading Plus (conducted electronically).
Please complete the contact form below if you would like more details and/or you have a document you would like me to proofread.
Comments from previous and existing clients:
Thank you. This is great! My texts get so much better and still my “voice” is there. [A Portuguese Ph.D student]
You did an excellent job. Your comments and style sheet were very useful. I will definitely continue to use your services in the future and of course I will also recommend you to my colleagues. [A post-doctoral research fellow, finalising a journal submission]
I think this is a brilliant service and I would be happy to recommend it to others in whichever way I can. [An MSc student at the LSE]
Thank you for your help unravelling my spaghetti sentences. [A final-year undergraduate]
Thank you very much for your proofreading and feedback, I believe that it will be very helpful to improve my writing skills and my English. [A student mental health nurse from Brazil]
I have to thank you for all your fantastic help and support, the text looked perfect when I sent it off yesterday night at 2am. [A German student, writing up her Ph.D thesis]
You are a star! Thank you very much for the very fast return and great help with the entire thesis. [A Spanish Ph.D student]
All went very well – I submitted my thesis in June and passed my Viva in August. Thank you for all your help! I cannot begin to express my gratitude. [Another Portuguese Ph.D student]