Can I help you?

I can help you if you are a student, small or big business, website designer In fact I appeal to a wide range of clients as I proofread any form of non-fiction writing, at sentence level. Using my proofreading  services, you get a reliable and fast turnaround.

Students, does your writing need to be tidied? Could it look smarter? With my background in teaching, I proofread the writing of students by removing errors and inconsistencies. See Clients under ‘More…’.

Education publishers, do you need a proofreader for Primary textbooks or e-learning materialsMy specialism is vast experience in Primary Education, as I was a classroom teacher for 30 years and currently tutor 5-11 year olds. I am able to check for errors and inconsistencies in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science publications

Business managers, do you need to produce marketing materials, leaflets, text for websites, reports for the public using multi-author documents…? I can check that writing is consistent, easily understood, jargon-free, and makes sense. 


“My thanks to Annie, who has taken on the role of editor of OUTLOOK with such energy and enthusiasm.” Sally, retired editor of ‘Outlook’ Parish magazine, Gt Dunmow; January 2018.


Contact Me

Contact me and I’ll get back to you today.

Annie Deakins


Mobile: 07583 270046

Address: Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2AA


“I am very grateful for your assistance!” (Hind: Linguistics Chapter, 7,000 words, University of Essex, December 2017) 


To ask about my services all you have to do is:

  1. Contact me to make initial enquiries and discuss your requirements, sending me a small sample (minimum of 1,000 words) from the middle of the document to give me an idea of the subject and quality of the writing.
  2. I will give a no-obligation quote for the job depending on the complexity of the writing.
  3. The document will be proofread, within a given time frame, with clear corrections, any queries, and an invoice sent.
  4.  Payment of the invoice will be by bank transfer.


Code of Practice:
I follow the Code of Practice of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), Ensuring Editorial Excellence, available here.


Samples: These ‘Before’ and ‘After’ examples of a 1,000 word sample will give an idea of the value I can add as a proofreader.

Sample Before Checking

Sample After Checking


Registered with​:

  • The Register of Proofreaders at the University of Essex, Wivenhoe, Colchester. See guidelines here.
  • Tutorful Agency as a Primary School Tutor for 1-1 tuition.


“Thank you so much for your help, Annie. I accept all the changes you have suggested.” (Heather: Exegesis ‘The Effects of Emmigration on Art’, 26,000 words, Cairns University, December 2017)


For students, my rates are £8-12 per 1,000 words, or £15 per hour minimum, and negotiable depending on the services needed.

For other non-student proofreading work, the price of £23 per hour is similar to the suggested minimum freelance rate as advised by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.



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