My diverse and eclectic interests, my background as a Speech Therapist and my passion for the English language have enabled me to be an accurate, committed and knowledgable proof-reader and copy editor who has the confidence to handle most subjects. I strive to be a perfectionist and aim to produce work that meets the highest standards. I have experience in proof-reading and copy editing academic documents for EFL students, but also have experience with honour's and master's theses, academic essays, magazine articles, short stories and...
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I offer four levels: (1) Proof reading: spelling, grammar, punctuation and consistency. (2) Basic Edit: This includes level 1, and includes minor adjustments to phrasing and word order to improve the clarity of the document. Checks formatting - numbering, headings, font etc. Checks noun/verb agreement and tense agreement. Checks for correct idiomatic expression and reduncancy. (3) Technical Edit. This incorporates the two previous levels and includes the checking of references. (4) Comprehensive Edit. This includes the three previous levels, but also offers a substantial rewrite if necessary to ensure a well-presented, grammatically correct, error free document in which the content is clearly presented.
I have worked with many documents, covering a wide variety of topics. My special interest is in the work of second language English speakers. I believe that I am able to offer valuable assistance to those for whom English is a foreign language.
As a qualified Speech Therapist and Audiologist, I have experience in the fields of psychology, various medical fields, education and therapy.
With my bachelor's degree in Theology, I have experience in the fields of spirituality, history and ethics.
Having run a small family business, I have been exposed to many facets of business, including law, accounting, business practice and marketing.
My twelve years of employment in various departments of an educational institution have given me experience in the fields of...
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Proof reader and copy-editor
2007 - Present
Proof reading and copy editing a variety of documents, written by those whose home language was not English.
Diocesan School for Girls
2004 - Present
Many administrative tasks; of relevance, the construction, proof reading and editing of the corporate documents.