Proofreading Experience

June-July 2018: Proofreading 49,000 words for the ‘GEMM* Project’ Journal edited by the Sociology Department,  University of Essex , Colchester. 

*GEMM: Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration and Markets. This project addresses the challenges and barriers that European countries face in managing the mobility of persons to realize competitiveness and growth. (See Testimonial on front page.)


I continue to attend the SfEP Annual Conferences to add to my professional development. I get a buzz out of networking with fellow freelance editing professionals, both locally and online @TheSfEP

Certificate Conference 2018

Certificate Conference 2017

Editing Experience

August 2017 to present: Editor of ‘Outlook’ Parish Magazine: I have been editor of my local parish magazine, OUTLOOK (Great Dunmow and Barnston) since August 2017. Thank you to Sally, for your training, help and advice as co-editor. See tribute below.

From June 2017, over several months of training,  I became familiar with Microsoft Publisher,  the design programme for the  40 page, A5 magazine.

My role is, firstly, to rearrange the twenty pages of adverts each month; secondly, to receive and research editorial from contributors for the other twenty pages. I change these features into house style and proofread; finally,  illustrations and images are added to give interest. The magazine is delivered to a distribution area of 4,550 houses and rising.

“After ten years of loyal service as editor of OUTLOOK, Sally is finally stepping down.  She has done a wonderful job of training her successor, Annie Deakins, who is taking over as our new editor.” Endorsed by Elaine – Publicity Group, St Mary’s Church, Great Dunmow; November 2017.

“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; January 2018.


My first issue of Outlook as editor (Nov. 2017)
40 pages!