Whether you are a well-established business or a new start-up, professional copyediting and proofreading can help optimise your brand's credibility and product quality, together with helping you to communicate clear ideas to your clients.
Ensuring your work is presentable, error-free and grammatically correct is vital in order to gain your clients' confidence and to guarantee your professionalism.
It is seldom advisable to copyedit and proofread your own work since the brain will often trick you into glossing over typos, so even the most experienced writers benefit from an external review with a fresh set of eyes and excellent attention to detail.
I copyedit and proofread a variety of documents including, but not limited to: websites, reports, CVs (including yachting CVs), e-learning documents, meeting minutes, short stories, newsletters, blogs, advertising material and magazines.
Not only will I correct grammar and typos, I will seek to ensure the tone of any document is the same throughout and that it does not look like a patchwork of different people's input. I will look out for inconsistencies and make suggestions where necessary.
I am adaptable, flexible, and responsive to my clients' needs, and I understand the importance of sticking to tight deadlines.
After graduating with a 2:1 in Modern Languages and Business Systems, I moved to London and spent the next 14 years working in the City as a Lloyd's Insurance Broker for Financial Institutions. In 2013, I was diagnosed with breast cancer which changed my life forever.
In 2017, in need of a slower pace of life, I made the big decision to move out of London and I settled in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. With my love of sailing and being in the outdoors, Cowes was the ideal destination for me.
Once fully on the road to recovery, I set up as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader; I have always had a good eye for detail and was the go-to person for proofreading and checking of documents in my previous firms.
"Helena has carried out a number of proofreading and copyediting tasks for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, including long and detailed reports and e-learning pieces for our global partners. She has been able to help us out in times of need at very short notice and has always delivered on time. Helena is great at picking up on even the smallest of errors and is particularly good at cross-checking different sections of a document for inconsistencies."
Ian Banks, Editorial Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
I am based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Please get in touch and I will be delighted to discuss your requirements.
COPYEDITOR & PROOFREADER
with an eye for detail
+44 (0)7919 364 235