I am a professional proofreader, copy-editor and writer with over 19 years' publishing experience. I promise to correct misspellings, rectify any grammar mistakes and generally polish your text to make it shine.
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Examples of work corrected: essays, CVs, letters, marketing material, coursework, job applications, magazine articles, books, blogs and websites.
If you want to contact me directly, especially after the move to Upwork, please email me: katharine 'at' rockcottage.plus.com
Feb 6, 2016|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Jan 14, 2016|Children's Writing|Private|Completed
Dec 12, 2015|Children's Writing|Private|Completed
Nov 15, 2015|Children's Writing|Private|Completed
I have over 19 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 £15 or $24 an hour (although this is negotiable), and I can usually edit up to 2,000 words per hour, depending on the quality of the original text.
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."
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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,...