I’m an experienced, friendly proofreader based in Norfolk, England. As a freelance proofreader, I work closely with authors, publishers, academics and businesses to help fine-tune their writing. It’s something I love doing. I have a passion for the English language and a major obsession with getting things right. I’m happy working in a wide range of genres and provide different levels of proofreading depending on your needs. After all, every project is different, and every writer has their own style and way of working.
I’m very comfortable with both UK and US English and generally proofread in Microsoft Word or PDF. However, if you would like your manuscript proofread in hard copy, I'll annotate using British Standards Institution (BSI) proof-correction marks. It’s entirely up to you.
With training certification from the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (P1: Introduction to Proofreading and P2: Proofreading Headway), I follow their Code of Practice.
If you think I may be able to help or if you just need some advice, email me at email@example.com or use the Contact Paddy tab.
Where would we be at Summertime Publishing without Paddy The Proofreader? Please promise you will never leave us. Your eagle eye and meticulous attention to detail make your work exemplary.
Jo Parfitt, Summertime Publishing