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)
MA History – distinction awarded (The Open University)
BA (Hons) English Literature – 2:1 (University of Sussex)
Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading – I abide by the CIEP Code of Practice.