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):
- May 2019: SfEP North East Mini Conference in Newcastle Certificate SfEPNEConf
- November 2018: Educational Publishing Development Day EducPub CPD Certificate
- September 2018: SfEP Annual Conference (my second) Certificate Conference 2018
- February 2018: ‘Getting work with non-publishers’ workshop Certificate GWWNP Feb18
- October 2017: ‘References’ Course (online) Certificate References Course
- September 2017: SfEP Annual Conference (my first) Certificate Conference 2017
- May 2017: ‘Proofreading Progress’ Course (online) Certificate Proofreading Progress (P2)
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.