Skilled and conscientious proofreading and proof-editing…

Having your writing checked over by an experienced proofreader can help to take the stress out of preparing your work for publication or submission, and will ensure that your written material is free from those easily missed errors that can undermine the quality of your content and distract the reader.

This is where I can help.

I can work on:

  • dissertations and theses
  • journal articles
  • books
  • websites and blogs
  • business documents and promotional literature

I can correct errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation, and by making suggestions regarding the flow of sentences and ideas, overall coherence and the appropriacy of language for the intended audience I can improve the final presentation of your work.

Additionally, I will check for consistency not only in spelling and the use of terms and abbreviations, but also in such matters as layout, capitalisation, paragraphing and formatting, in order to improve the appearance and readability of your work.

I have extensive experience of working with non-native English speakers: if you are writing in English as a foreign or second language (EFL/ESL), I can work with you to help you express your ideas naturally and fluently.

My special areas of interest and experience include:

  • social sciences and humanities
  • South Asia studies – India in particular
  • peace studies
  • cultural studies
  • sustainability studies
  • comparative religion

However, I am able to turn my expertise to many subjects and am always happy to learn more.

How I work: on Word documents, using the track changes facility that enables you to easily accept/reject each amendment and using comments to make suggestions and queries; on PDFs using either inbuilt tools for amendments and comments or BSI symbols; or on paper using BSI symbols.

Rates

As every piece of writing is individual in terms of the amount of work needed and level of intervention, it will help me to see a sample of your work (ideally around 1000 words) before giving an accurate quote and agreeing a timescale. I will proofread the sample for free and return it to you without commitment, so that you can see the quality of my work before you decide to proceed.

Contact Me by sending an email to: rachel@duncanproofreading.com

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