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I am a qualified proofreader with a friendly and professional approach to all my work. Contact me to find out how I can help you with your proofreading requirements.

I offer a range of on-screen proofreading services, from basic proofreading to deep proofreading, and copy-editing if required. I accept work in Microsoft Word format or as a PDF.

For UK and international students, I provide a thorough grammar and spelling check for essays, dissertations and theses, ensuring that language is clear and coherent.

For fictional writers , I can proofread/copy-edit your manuscripts or short stories, ready for self-publishing.

For non-fictional writers, I provide proofreading for magazine articles, blogs and website content.

For business and academic professionals, I will look through your reports or policies to bring them up to a high standard.

 
 

Fulfilling your proofreading needs...

 

Academic essays     Business reports

Fiction novels          Magazine articles

Manuscripts             Transcriptions

Website content     Tailored requests

For most of my working life leading up to my proofreading career, I was involved in PA, communications and marketing roles. It was whilst  producing newsletters that I became attached to the editing side to meet word counts and, of course, make them free of spelling and grammatical errors.

 

So began my journey, in 2014, towards becoming a qualified proofreader ...

 

Firstly, I completed and passed the Publishing Training Centre's recognised PQB course in Basic Proofreading. I was then fortunate to get on a voluntary proofreading work experience programme in 2015, whilst securing some unpaid work as a Contributing Editor for a scientific magazine and a proofreader for an international travel blogger.

 

Other work soon came after, such as proofreading university benchmarking reports and students' dissertations, mostly from international writers for whom English is not their first language.

Based in Bedfordshire, I am now an Intermediate Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). My work has expanded to include on-screen proofreading services for fictional writers, for whom I can also copy-edit manuscripts should you wish to self-publish. For a full list of the work I can offer, please see my Services

Laura Hayes Proofreader
 
"Laura is an excellent, skilful, highly reliable editor and proofreader. She came to my rescue several times, and I feel that I can count on her. She’s friendly, punctual, and meticulous, and she always responds quickly to my email. I would definitely recommend Laura’s editing service."
"Laura is an excellent proofreader. She helped me with my travel project. I was very satisfied with her work because she is a responsible and flexible worker and high quality of her work guarantees success.
“Laura is a very strong proofreader, with an eye for detail, an organised and logical approach to task completion, and a commitment to delivering the highest level of quality assurance.”
I work as an independent agent, and I have worked with Laura more than a half year since April 2017. Laura is an excellent proofreader who always pays attention to details. I really appreciate that Laura can always keep a fast turnaround. The works I sent to Laura were all from the students who are speaking English as a second language.”
 
 

Please contact me for a quote

Just fill in the form and I will contact you ASAP

Useful information for me to know is:

Subject area, type of document, word count and deadline for returning.

Please feel free to send me a sample of your work.  I will quote a price per 1,000 words or provide an hourly rate, depending on the length, complexity and nature of the work.

07815 747366

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"Laura is an excellent, skilful, highly reliable editor and proofreader. She came to my rescue several times, and I feel that I can count on her. She’s friendly, punctual, and meticulous, and she always responds quickly to my email. I would definitely recommend Laura’s editing service."
"I was extremely pleased with the proofreading that Laura did for me on the Plastic Paradigm and Shades of Loyalty. Her attention to detail was second to none. She understood the project well and respected my work as the author while suggesting notable improvements. I can without hesitation highly recommend her work."
Paul Stretton-Stephens, Writer (May 2018)
"Laura is an excellent proofreader. She helped me with my travel project. I was very satisfied with her work because she is a responsible and flexible worker and high quality of her work guarantees success.Karin, travel blogger (January 2017)
I work as an independent agent, and I have worked with Laura since April 2017. Laura is an excellent proofreader who always pays attention to details. I really appreciate that Laura can always keep a fast turnaround. The works I sent to Laura were all from the students who are speaking English as a second language.” Jin , independent agent (September, 2017)
"Laura is an excellent, skilful, highly reliable editor and proofreader. She came to my rescue several times, and I feel that I can count on her. She’s friendly, punctual, and meticulous, and she always responds quickly to my email. I would definitely recommend Laura’s editing service."
Rayna, I-Spectrum Magazine (July 2016)
“Laura is a very strong proofreader, with an eye for detail, an organised and logical approach to task completion, and a commitment to delivering the highest level of quality assurance.” Words Worth Reading Ltd (October 2015) 

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