ABOUT ME

Background

As a freelance proofreader I use my skills developed in over 15 years as a senior communications professional for a national public sector organisation.

I led and managed a government communications team producing outstanding content for online and print, including:

  • copywriting, editing and proofreading for blogs, newsletters, corporate reports and trade articles
     

  • creating engaging and accurate content 

  • developing and implementing an organisational tone of voice
     

  • creating and implementing communication strategies.

Experience

With a BA Hons in English Literature from Cardiff University, you'll never find me without a book on the go.

 

My grammar is strong and I'm always focused on the detail.

I've trained with the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading:

  • Proofreading Headway
     

  • Proofreading Progress
     

  • Introduction to proofreading.

Interests

Hiking and the outdoors are a central part of my life and my proofreading strengths lie with mountaineering, climbing, adventure and travel books, blogs, websites and guides. 

 

Drawing on both first-hand knowledge and a great love of literature, I’m comfortable with technical terms and equipment use, I’m familiar with references to a wide range of wild and remote locations such as specific mountains, routes or trails, and understand the language of travel and navigation.

So if you need someone who knows boots, belays and bivouacs then you'll be in safe hands.

 
My good general knowledge helps me spot inaccuracies in facts and figures (and encourages me to attempt pub quizzes).

Values

I’m committed to producing accurate and high-quality content which stands up to scrutiny and meets high expectations.

 

I'll bring care and attention to your project and make your priorities mine to achieve a professional quality.