Experience

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I have been trained to proofread to a very high standard and have experience in proofreading using the following:

  • Track Changes in Word
  • British Standards Institution (BSI) marks on PDF or paper
  • Adobe Acrobat comment tools.

I can code/tag documents ready for typesetting. Or, if you prefer, I can apply Word Styles.

I have proofread a variety of documents, and am experienced in following style guides. If you don’t have a style guide, I will work with you to ensure that your preferences are applied consistently and accurately.

I proofread and edit content for English Heritage’s Volunteer Focus magazine. Recent publisher clients include The History Press and Bristol University Press. I’ve also proofread blog posts for the CIEP blog, and fiction for SilverWood Books. Other projects have included conference flyers, a local newsletter, and a variety of business documents.

“Lynne has worked with me as a proofreader of our community newsletter for two years. She is always very efficient and reliable, meaning I never have to worry about print deadlines. With a mixture of contributors and styles of writing it can sometimes prove a challenge to maintain a consistent standard, but Lynne always ensures this happens. I have come to rely on her to pick up mistakes in both grammar and style of layout we use in the magazine. I have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending her work.”

Brenda Hall, Editor, Carisbrooke Parish News

As an experienced administrator, I have many years’ experience of producing accurate work to strict deadlines. I have worked for a variety of employers in different roles – from carrying out confidential data input for my local Fire and Rescue Service to providing human resources administration support for a company that supports people with learning disabilities.

I also work part-time as a library assistant – so I’m happy to help with your queries! If I don’t know the answer to your question, I’ll try to point you in the direction of someone who does.

Training and qualifications

Copyediting 1: Introduction – course completed (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP))

References – course completed (CIEP)

Proofreading Theses and Dissertations – course completed (CIEP)

Basic Proofreading – distinction awarded (Publishing Training Centre)

MA History – distinction awarded (The Open University)

BA (Hons) English Literature – 2:1 (University of Sussex)

Professional affiliation

Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading – I abide by the CIEP Code of Practice.

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