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 
     

  • creating and implementing communication strategies.

Experience

I've worked in publishing on both fiction and non-fiction. This includes novels, autobiographies, translations, young-adult books, interviews and short stories.

I take pride in polishing authors’ work and ensuring it is ready for publication.

Publishers and self-publishing authors can trust my thoroughness.

​​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.

I’m pleased to be a volunteer with Mountain Rescue England and Wales, proofreading their quarterly magazine.

Gina has been working with us on a voluntary basis for our last two editions of our quarterly 'Mountain Rescue’ magazine. Her professional and efficient approach, and her attention to detail have certainly taken us to a new level. As a very small design and production team of one, I have always espoused high production values and, thanks to Gina’s input, I now feel extra confident that we are producing a top-class publication that can stand proudly within the outdoor sports and emergency services sector.

Judy Whiteside, Editor & Publicity Officer, Mountain Rescue Magazine

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.
 

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