Have you written something that you want to make public? Are you looking for someone to help your words sing? I am a trained and experienced freelance proofreader and copy-editor and can check your work to ensure that it is free from errors, ambiguities and inconsistencies. Where you need more help, for example if English is not your native language, I can also make sure that your work is in natural English and flows freely.

I can proofread, copy-edit or proof-edit your document (for more information on the difference click here) in whatever format you require. I am trained and experienced in the use of:

  • Track Changes on Microsoft Word
  • the British Standards Institution’s proofreading symbols for working on paper
  • PDF commenting tools for working on PDF documents
  • if you’re happy to let me loose on your website’s back end, I can even work directly on your website’s content management system.

What kind of documents do I work on?

  • reports
  • marketing and promotional material
  • magazine and journal articles
  • theses and dissertations
  • web content
  • books

I can work in British English or American English and if your work includes references I can format these in whichever style you require.

A bit about me personally

I have a BA Honours Degree in Modern Languages and a Masters with Distinction in Information and Library Management. I have many years’ experience of managing and publishing information in-house, mainly but not exclusively in the not-for-profit sector. I have also taught English as a foreign language. After a career break to look after my family, I am now working as a freelance proofreader and copy-editor.

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, and recently took their three-part proofreading course to formally certify my skills. The first part is self-marked, and the second and third parts are assessed and marked by a tutor. I received a Merit pass (over 80%) on the second part, and a Distinction pass (over 90%) on the third. This shows that I am highly competent, that I learned as I progressed through the three courses and that I put what I learned into practice. I am happy to share any of my qualifications with you.

If you would like to discuss your work and how I can help ensure it’s the best it possibly can be before it gets published, head on over to my Contact page.

Alison Mosquera