My services can be tailored to your needs, from checking for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors (proofreading) to refining awkward wording and ensuring clear and consistent presentation (proof-editing). Usually, a combination of both is needed to produce a polished document that effectively communicates its message to the target audience.
Proofreading will ensure that your document is free from spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. It can include:
Correcting errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation
Addressing duplications or incomplete sentences
Correcting unintentional changes in formatting such as font type and size, spacing or alignment
Resolving errors in numbering systems and identifying numerical errors
Checking for missing sections or pages.
Proof-editing will ensure that your document is clearly presented, reads well and looks professional. It can include:
Refining any awkward wording and removing unnecessary words
Ensuring that writing is easy to read and understand
Making sure that presentation is clear, consistent and in a logical order
Checking that content is credible and consistent
Ensuring that the writing style is appropriate for the target audience.
I provide proofreading and proof-editing services to help businesses communicate professionally and effectively. My specialist areas are:
Public consultation material
Property and development.
Before starting my proofreading business, I spent 18 years as a chartered surveyor working for a number of national and international property consultancies. In recent years my work was focused on managing, writing, editing and proofreading bids for public sector property-related contracts.
I appreciate the need for attention to detail, a thorough understanding of client requirements and delivery of high quality outputs within strict deadlines. I have a professional approach to each and every job.
“Brilliant, thanks Sarah! We won Developer of the Year, so thank you for your help and for fitting us in last minute ... you didn't miss a thing. It's much appreciated.” Joe Luk, Capital & Centric
“A big, BIG thank you for your excellent work - we're so impressed with how quickly you've completed it and are very grateful for your help.” Caroline Janes, Forum of Private Business
“Sarah is an excellent proofreader and very easy to work with. I am always impressed with the speed and accuracy of her work and am happy to recommend her.” James Power, Editor, Catena Magazine
Please get in touch to find out more about how I may be able to help you.
I'm based in Knutsford, Cheshire, but offer my services throughout the UK.