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Jenny Humphreys | Elance
 
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Jenny Humphreys

Careful proofreader and editor
   United Kingdom
  |   Belper, Derbyshire

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

With a doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences, I have diversified into editing and proofreading over the last five years. I enjoy improving the flow and accuracy of written words and approach new work in a constructive and non-judgemental fashion.

Trained in proofreading, I have acquired experience in a variety of texts, including novels, textbooks, autobiographical accounts, academic theses, non-fiction works and children’s stories. Client testimonials pay tribute to my meticulous attention to detail and professional attitude.

I remove...

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Portfolio

Testimonial examples for my proofreading and editing work
I was one of a team of proofreaders working on this challenging textbook. We made many...
This was a collection of stories from individual authors, each with her own style. I...
I improved the language used in this text as it was written by a non-native English...
These are from my time as a scientific researcher. I am now working on...

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Service Description

I offer friendly and professional editing and proofreading services, aiming to maximise the excellence of any written work I am commissioned with. I will apply systematic rigour in my scrutiny of the text to remove mistakes and make improvements, within a scope predefined by my client. My services are open to all, including publishers, authors, businesses, academics and students, and my charges are very competitive.

Recent projects have included novels, textbooks, autobiographical accounts, academic theses, non-fiction works and children’s stories; in all cases my clients have been extremely satisfied with the end result (see Portfolio).

PROOFREADING

Proofreading is suitable for a document which is very near to completion or publication and for which no major changes are expected to be necessary.

My proofreading service will do the following:

Correct spelling mistakes and grammatical errors;
Resolve incorrect use of punctuation;
Ensure there are no incomplete sentences;
Identify and correct instances of duplication within the text;
Check for missing sections or pages;
Address errors in section numbering;
Correct unintentional changes in formatting style e.g. font size and typeface, line and paragraph spacing and alignment.

The resulting document can be handed over with confidence.

EDITING

A well-edited piece of writing, whether technical or literal, can be read easily and enjoyably and will convey the desired messages efficiently. Authority, respect and...

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Employment

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
Editorial Assistant/Digital Development Consultant
2008 - 2012
This was a role providing freelance editorial assistant services for the annual updates of the British National Formulary – a joint publication of the Pharmaceutical Society and British Medical...
Pharminox Limited
Scientific Coordinator
2006 - 2008
This was a coordinating role for an oncology drug discovery company, which included management and administrative duties, such as: communicating with collaborators; record-keeping; presenting to...
University of Nottingham
Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow
2006 - 2006
In this role, I investigated the anti-cancer pharmacology of novel drugs (see publications list). During this time, I also co-wrote research proposals to gain funding, supervised and mentored...
University of Nottingham
Postdoctoral research fellow
2004 - 2005

Education

University of Nottingham
Doctor of Philosophy
2000 - 2004
University of Nottingham
Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours, first class
1994 - 1997
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Proofreading
editing
pharmaceutical sciences
biological sciences
life sciences
cancer
fiction
non-fiction
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