Proofreading Service

A simple but focused proofread provides the perfect finish to your project prior to publication or submission, be it dissertation, business copy, general fiction or a specialist publication. I will add the same effort through my craft as you have put into creating your work and aim to spot errors and anomalies whilst maintaining a light, non-intrusive touch.

Proofreading services cover the following areas of your transcript:

o Typing errors
o Spelling (UK English)
o Punctuation
o Inconsistencies of font and margins
o Repeated lines or letters
o Jumbled words or letters
o Missing words or chunks of text
o Use of capitalisation, italics and bold print.



Full respect is given to the author’s individual style and creativity. Irregular phraseology or grammar will only be addressed if it affects the sense of the work or is drastically inconsistent with the author’s normal style. Clear errors of fact, date or name will not be corrected, but the proofreader will raise a concise list of any such queries for your own attention.

Proofreading will normally be carried out electronically on Word’s Track Changes, which provides the author with copies of the original script, the original script showing markup, and a final clean copy.

If you prefer me to work from hard copy I will mark the script in traditional red and blue symbols and return it by post with brief queries if pertinent.


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"Dawn, you make my voice come alive, the "maternal voice" that you mentioned. You heighten and prune my real voice to be fuller, simpler, and just better. As I read the edits you've made for me, I knew that you had made my voice more beautiful and stronger. JA"
  • Children’s illustrated stories in verse
  • Poetry edit
"Dawn, words cannot express how grateful I am seeing your edited work. Thank you so much for a quick review and the notes, I'm really impressed with your work and support. NC"
  • Mental health care MA
  • Master's degree social care
"You have done an amazing job! I love the little word substitutions and sentence structuring that you have peppered sparingly throughout. Both the pace and fluidity of the whole book flow much better now, and your knowledgeable input has transferred my story into a much more readable piece of work. SH"
  • Irish social history and memoir
  • Structural edit, copy-edit, and proofread.
"You have given me an idea of levels and parallels I had not seen. "
  • Memoir
  • Early developmental edit, DSG
"How fantastic to have another pair of eyes looking at my work, in a constructive manner. This whole experience is like a master class in editing. It’s blowing my mind in the best possible way. DC "
  • Contemporary novel, DC
  • Developmental editing
"So, thank you again, those were by far the best-spent money in all my life. It was wonderful working with you, and I was actually amazed at how well you understood my requirements. "
  • Romanian Conflict Archaeology
  • Post-doctoral publication in Romanian Conflict Archaeology RTR
"Dawn's editing job was really amazing and satisfying. Her editing was extremely professional, thoughtful, thorough and effective. The readability and layout of my essay were improved, main points clarified without changing the meaning of text content. Dawn was also willing to give professional advice regarding English grammar, punctuation, paragraphing, flow and usage. I wish I had known about her incomparable services much earlier."
  • Nursing (Mental Health) BSc(Hons)
  • NV, Registered Nurse, Mental Health
"Dawn proofread the entire content of our website. We supply copy and marketing strategies so accuracy in our own presentation was crucial. She worked quickly, finding various errors, and made several useful suggestions for improving the tone and quality of the site in general. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and would certainly engage her in the future. "
  • Website editing
  • V B, Company Director
""Thank you" is grossly inadequate for your response and generosity of your input here… All your suggestions and the change in the central tone are appropriate and welcome. JL Dieppe "
  • Business Tender
  • Copy-edit
"Thank you so much for the proofs you sent through, I’m glad to confirm they arrived with us today and the mark-ups looked great. The level of amends you applied is just what we were hoping for."
  • First Story
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