About how I can help you

If you need a professional proofreader then you’re in the right place.

You might be a student or publisher – you will find out if we’re a good match by reading my ‘What I do’ page.

Courses & Qualifications

You are getting professionalism from the trusted and respected training courses  I have done with the SfEP (most recent first):

My SfEP proofreading training taught me to use BSI Symbols, and to check writing on screen using track changes in Word, and on hard copy.


A former classroom teacher, I started my freelance proofreading business in January 2017. I began as an Entry Level Member of the Society of Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) in January 2016. Then I upgraded in February 2018 by training and gaining experience as a proofreader.


Now registered as an Intermediate Member, with my proofreader services, you are guaranteed:

  • consistency – writing style is analysed for all aspects of inconsistency;
  • quality – a high standard of error-checking;
  • enthusiasm –  keen, willing and able to offer a quick turnaround if required;
  • integrity – you are offered fair Terms & Conditions, within the SfEP Code of Conduct.

A bit about me

I graduated in the late 80s with a B.Ed degree in Primary Education, having grown up in Paisley, near Glasgow. Hence the Scottish name for my blog.

On graduation, I ventured ‘South of the Border’ – eek – to begin teaching.  I have taught in Essex, for longer than I care to remember. Now I apply my marking and marketing skills to freelancing. With MUCH enthusiasm.

If you are a fellow editor, I post a monthly blog called #TallTartanTells about my experiences. Read my weekly tips about my experiences on LinkedIn by following #TallTartanTips.

As a fun extra and part-time job, I tutor Primary School children on a 1-1 basis. Some habits are hard to break … Well, it gets me away from the laptop. See my profile at Tutorful Agency for 1-1 tuition. With two strapping sons and an artistic husband, all over 6 feet tall, I also need little people in my life. Stroking the cats helps too.