About how I can help you

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

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

Here’s why I am qualified to check that your writing is error-free:

Courses & Qualifications

I have completed these trusted and respected SfEP training courses (most recent first):

In the beginning

A retired classroom teacher, I started my freelance proofreading business in January 2017, when my health deteriorated.

I began as an Entry Level Member of the Society of Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) in January 2016. Then I upgraded to  Intermediate Member in February 2018 by training and gaining experience as a proofreader.

Qualities of my proofreading service

You are guaranteed:

  • professionalism – see my qualifications above;
  • integrity – you are offered fair Terms & Conditions, within the SfEP Code of Conduct;
  • consistency – writing style is analysed for all aspects of inconsistency;
  • quality – a high standard of efficient error-checking.

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 – have read any yet?

On graduation, I ventured ‘South of the Border’ – eek – to begin teaching.  I taught in classrooms in Essex, until three years ago. Now I apply my marking and marketing skills to freelancing. With MUCH enthusiasm.

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

Another part of my portfolio is tutoring Primary School children on a 1-1 basis. Some habits are hard to break …  See my profile at Tutorful Agency for 1-1 tuition. I also need little people in my life as I live with two strapping sons and an artistic husband, all over 6 feet tall. Stroking the cats helps too.