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. 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 (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)) – currently studying (as at spring 2021)

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

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

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