Fulfilling your copyediting and proofreading needs...
Academic essays Business reports
Fiction novels Journal articles
Website blogs Tailored requests
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 provide copyediting and proofreading services, from basic proofreading to deep proofreading and copyediting. I accept work in Microsoft Word format or as a PDF.
I check the spelling, grammar and punctuation within your document. Another part of this service is to check format consistency, page numbering and that your contents wording matches that in the main body.
All the elements of proofreading plus sentence level checks and restructuring to make your work flow better. This means I will also focus on style consistency, clarity and readability of your document. I aim to make your project sound more elegant, providing alternatives to frequently used words and phrases.
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 academics, I can take your journal article and make it professional for your readers.
For fictional writers , I can proofread/copyedit your novel or short story, ready for self-publishing. You may wish to seek a developmental editor before this stage.
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.
For most of my working life leading up to my proofreading career, I was involved in PA, communications and marketing roles. Whilst producing newsletters I became attached to my editing role in meeting word counts and, of course, making 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 rankings 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 Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). My work has expanded to include on-screen proofreading services for fictional writers, for whom I can also copyedit manuscripts should you wish to self-publish. For a full list of the work I can offer, please see my Services.
"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.”
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Please feel free to send me a sample of your work. I offer a free 1000-word proofread before providing a rate per 1,000 words and a timeframe. This will vary depending on the length, complexity and nature of the work.