Proofreading

Do you need to produce writing that is clear and accurate, and free from mistakes?

How can I help you?

I ensure that your writing is of publishable quality, whether it’s a report, newsletter, content for the web, or any other document.

When I proofread your final draft, not only will I check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation, I’ll also make suggestions for improving the clarity and consistency of your document. I’ll ensure that tables and illustrations are correctly numbered and placed, references and citations are correctly formatted, and that you’ve followed any style or brand guidelines.

I can proofread your final draft on paper or on screen, using Track Changes in Microsoft Word or BSI (British Standards Institution) proof-correction marks.

While I welcome enquiries relating to most subject matters, my specialist areas are:

  • Education, skills development and learning

  • Public policy and government

  • Health and social care

  • Social sciences

  • Business management

  • Finance

I’m an Entry-Level Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and achieved the industry-recognised Proofreading by Distance Learning course run by the Publishing Training Centre in 20

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Testimonials

“Prompt, friendly service”

Jackie proofread the manuscript of my book ‘Making a Lasting Difference’. She provided thorough, consistent comments, not just on typos and errors, but useful questions that helped me improve consistency in the way some points were communicated. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Jackie to others because she gave prompt, friendly service and went the extra mile to get my manuscript where it needed to be.

— Graeme Reekie, Wren and Greyhound Limited

“Exceptional attention to detail”

I was very impressed with the exceptional attention to detail and thorough comments/track changes used. Jackie took the time to understand the content and therefore made relevant suggestions and observations.
— Undergraduate design student, Dublin Institute of Technology

“Gave great feedback”

Jackie greatly improved the standard of English throughout my thesis. She gave great feedback and ensured that she understood the scientific content of the thesis. She put a lot of effort into finding out what the scientific words meant so that she could give advice about sentence structure and grammar.
— Undergraduate student, Molecular Medicine, Trinity College Dublin