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Katherine T. | Elance
 
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Katherine T.

Experienced proofreader and copy-editor
   United Kingdom
  |   Aberdeen, Scotland

Overview

I am a proofreader and editor with more than 10 years’ experience in editing and refining pieces of writing for publication in print and online. I am also a professional member of the Society for Proofreaders and Editors.

I have an eagle-eye and real flair for the written word, having worked in a senior editorial role for an award-winning British newspaper for several years.
I have a particular love for editing and proofreading fiction novels and short stories, but also have a vast amount of experience across the board; I’ve worked on...

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Jun 11, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Service Description

My proofreading isn’t just a simple grammar and spelling check; I check the style used throughout your work remains consistent to give it a completely polished feel. I will spot even the tiniest mistakes; clients are constantly amazed by the minutest of errors I catch—a quote mark facing the wrong way, a missing full stop, extra spaces between words, etc.


As a professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, I have been judged by a panel of experts in proofreading and editing to be experienced and competent.

Likewise with my editing; I go through every line and ensure that clarity and tone are spot-on. I use years of experience in perfecting copy for publication to ensure that your writing is tailored for whatever platform you are aiming for, and for whatever audience.

My proofreading and editing method also involves an element of on-paper proofing. I believe this is essential for any proofreader, although is seldom done these days, as it's incredible how much can be picked up by looking at something on a different format. This makes my rates extremely reasonable compared to most proofreaders, who will only do one pass on-screen.



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Employment

Press and Journal
Chief Sub-editor
2014 - 2015
As Chief Sub-Editor, I was responsible for managing a team of 20 employees in putting together an award-winning newspaper. As well as being ultimately responsible for the design and accuracy of the...
Press and Journal
Assistant Chief Sub-Editor
2013 - 2014
In this role, I supported the Chief Sub-Editor with the running of the newspaper, deputising for him in his absence. I took a keen interest in training during this time, designing training guides...
Grampian Police
Senior Media Officer
2011 - 2012
As Senior Media Officer with Grampian Police, I was responsible for both promoting and protecting the reputation of the force in the local and national media. I worked closely with television,...
Grampian Police
Senior Media Officer
2011 - 2012
As Senior Media Officer with Grampian Police, I was responsible for both promoting and protecting the reputation of the force in the local and national media. I worked closely with television,...
Press and Journal
Sub-Editor
2007 - 2011
As a Sub-Editor, my role was to edit reporters’ copy, ensuring accuracy and readability at all times, write attention-grabbing headlines and design eye-catching news pages. During my time here, I...
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proofreading
editing
copy-editing
proof reading
writing
copy editing
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