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Katharine Davies | Elance
 
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Katharine Davies

Professional proofreader, copy-editor and writer
   United Kingdom
  |   Bath, Somerset
  |  4:38 am Local Time

Overview

I am a professional proofreader and copy-editor with over 17 years' publishing experience. I promise to correct misspellings, rectify any grammar mistakes and improve your text to make it impeccable.
Examples of work corrected: essays, CVs, letters, marketing material, coursework, job applications, magazine articles, books, blogs and websites.

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Portfolio

Review written for the long-term test section of Windows: The Official Magazine.
Review written for the long-term test section of Windows: The Official Magazine.
Review written for the long-term test section of Windows: The Official Magazine.
Short review written for the long-term test section of Windows: The Official Magazine.
Short review written for the long-term test section of Windows: The Official Magazine.
Short review written for the long-term test section of Windows: The Official Magazine.

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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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UK English Basic Skills Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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English Proofreading

Service Description

I have over 17 years' publishing experience, working on a variety of monthly computing magazines. This means I am used to working to strict deadlines and am comfortable editing any type of copy, including technical articles.

I use both a Windows PC and a Mac, so can work with Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign or plain text documents.

You can email me your document and I can correct it for you and send it back; or I can make suggestions for improvements, and you can make them yourself; or you can give me a print-out of your document, which I can mark up with suggestions and corrections. I'd be happy to discuss any other ways you would like to work, including visiting your place of work. I may need to charge travel expenses, depending on where you are based.

I charge up to 20 ($33) an hour. I can usually process around 4,000 words per hour.

Please see below for testimonials:

"While working at Future Publishing, Katharine ensured every issue of PC Format, then a 100,000-selling monthly magazine, was produced on time and to an exacting standard. Always a pleasure to work with, Katharine produces work of an exemplary standard and always to deadline."
Richard Longhurst, co-founder and director, Lovehoney

"Katharine is an extremely thorough proofreader and highly organised production editor. A pleasure to work with, I have no hesitation in recommending Katharine's editorial services."
Dan Hutchinson, editorial director, Cranberry Publishing

"I was Katharine's colleague for...

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Employment

Future Publishing
Operations editor
1996 - 2011
Subbing and proofreading for the following magazines: PC Guide (1996-1998), PCFormat (1998-2004) and Windows: The Official Magazine (2005-2011) Overseeing a team of up to 12 editorial staff,...

Education

Exeter University
Bachelor of Law
1989 - 1992

Keywords

Proofreading
Copy-editing
Grammar
Spelling
Writing
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