Can I help you?

I can! You could be a student, small or big business, website designer who wants copy checked 

I proofread non-fiction writing and appeal to a wide range of clientsUsing my proofreading  services, you get a reliable and efficient turnaround.


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


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


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




“Thank you for proofreading my charity reports and accounts. You were thorough and made some excellent suggestions on style, as well as being prompt returning the work. Well worth getting you involved!” Matt,  PCC Treasurer, Southend; May 2018

“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.






I proofread writing at sentence level by checking for errors and inconsistencies in punctuation, spelling, grammar, context and sense. I improve the appearance and readability of writing by suggesting improvements.

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 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.


“I am really grateful for your patience in me getting this over to you and your speed in being able to get this back to me so quickly. Thank you again for everything!” Tricia, Children’s Educational Psychology Doctorate modules, 14,000 words, Manchester University; May 2018. The services I gave Tricia were checking spelling, punctuation, grammar and context. She also wanted me to check her Reference style and correct any inconsistencies.


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.