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I am a freelance proofreader and copy-editor based in Southampton
(UK). I offer two editorial services in both English
I am a French native speaker with years of experience in
proofreading and copy-editing French documens and have a Certificate
of Competence in Proofreading and Copy-editing from Chapterhouse.
I can help with documents such as: ˇ Articles ˇ Books ˇ
Brochures ˇ Catalogues ˇ Coursework ˇ Cover letters ˇ CVs/Résumés
ˇ Directories ˇ Dissertations ˇ Essays ˇ Flyers ˇ Leaflets
ˇ Manuscripts ˇ Newsletters ˇ Posters ˇ PowerPoint presentations
ˇ Product information sheets ˇ Reports ˇ Scripts ˇ Speeches
ˇ Theses ˇ Web pages
Which service to choose?
You will find below an outline of what services proofreading
and copy-editing provide. If you are unsure whether proofreading
or copy-editing would be suitable for your document, please
do not hesitate to contact me.
You may wish to have your document proofread if it is ready
for publication/to be handed in and you need a final check
for typographical, spelling and layout errors. This is a basic
service and repetitions, contradictions, errors of tenses,
stylistic errors and logical slip-ups will NOT be corrected.
My proofreading services include checking that:
• Words are spelt correctly
• Capital letters, basic punctuation and other aspects
such as use of words in italics or bolds are consistent
• The text matches the original copy (i.e. also known
as ‘reading against copy’ and performed when an
original copy is provided)
• The page and heading numbers are arranged logically
• The format of the page numbers, headings and paragraphs
• Photos and illustrations are correctly captioned
• The layout of each page is aesthetically appealing
I can mark errors using the symbols from the British Standards
Institution (BSI) (on hard copies only). I can also use simple
marks if you prefer or wish to have on-screen corrections.
I will liaise with you and/or the copy-editor to resolve queries
I may have.
Copy-editing is more appropriate when your document needs
a more thorough check including some rewriting. My copy-editing
services include the proofreading services above plus:
• Correcting grammar, punctuation, contradictions and
obvious errors of fact
• Checking ambiguities and repetitions
• Ensuring the consistency of facts
• Choosing the best word to improve the style of the
document. This is done within limits – i.e. without
destroying the author’s style and tone or rewriting
the text in depth
• Ensuring that the tone of the text is suitable for
the targeted audience.
Copy-editing involves more frequent contacts with the author
to resolve queries but also to ensure the author’s style
For my proofreading and copy-editing rates, please
For a free quotation
please e-mail or
send** your document and deadline.
I will provide a
If you decide not to use my proofreading services, I will
send** you back the material.
If you decide to go ahead, 50% of the fee is to be paid when
you accept the Contract offer. I will start the work upon
receipt of your payment. I will notify you when the work is
completed and send you an invoice for the balance. The payment
of the balance will be due before I can release the work to
you. The fee is not refundable but I am happy to correct,
free of charge, any errors left in the final document if notified
within 5 working days of the work delivered to you. By accepting
my proofreading/copy-editing services you agreeing to the
& Conditions for Proofreading and Copy-editing Services.
**For material sent by post, please enclose a stamped
and self-addressed envelope/jiffy bag, so that I can return
the material safely to you.