The written word has the power to excite, engage and inspire an audience. Whether you are trying to convey facts and figures, sell a product or simply tell a good story, how you communicate determines how well your message is received. Even the smallest error in grammar, spelling or punctuation can undermine your credibility and the recognition your work deserves.
Rebecca is an Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. She has worked as a proofreader for five years and as a project manager for two. Her specialist knowledge is in the arts.
After gaining a BA Honours degree in English Literature and the History of Art from the University of London, Rebecca spent twelve years working with some of the UK's leading art galleries and auction houses.
In 2014, she decided to combine the skills and knowledge she had gained with a continued love for language embarking on a career as a professional proofreader.
Rebecca has worked with clients on a wide range of projects including academic publications, theses, educational literature, children's books, poetry books and financial and company reports.
She lives just outside Cambridge with her husband and two daughters.
Working to your specific personal requirements, Rebecca offers a flexible editing service that incorporates recognising and correcting errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling; streamlining layout and design, ensuring objects including graphs, images and tables are properly aligned; checking contents pages and appendices are correctly inserted and numbered; addressing any inconsistencies in tone, style and content; checking web links direct to the correct pages and navigation tabs and headings work correctly.
Rebecca will oversee the editorial and operational process of a work, ensuring that the project runs to schedule and within budget. She will prepare the files for printing, working in Adobe InDesign, and assist with and advise on the final preparation for print.
"Rebecca’s professional, rigorous and prompt service means I always send her my work to be checked. She worked on my PhD thesis (over 100,000 words) and regularly proofreads other academic and non-academic work. It is wonderful to work with someone who is so consistently reliable and has such a way with words. Rebecca is a talented proofreader and I would recommend her work to anyone.”
"Rebecca is an excellent proofreader with the highest attention to detail. We work in a highly regulated industry where the smallest of errors can be critical. If there are mistakes in a document, Rebecca will spot them! I highly recommend working with her."
"I required a professional proofreader for a dissertation submission. As a mature student, with no experience in academic writing, Rebecca's service was not only professional but also personal, she explained the whole process in detail and with patience. Her turnaround was very prompt, as were her replies to any questions I had. I thoroughly recommend her exemplary service."
"Quality assurance is an integral part of any module I deliver to my students. Rebecca's excellent proofreading skills meant this quality was maintained to the highest standards satisfying the needs of not only the students but also the awarding body. Rebecca proofread 13 briefs with an excellent turnaround period and impressive attention to detail. I highly recommend Rebecca and her skills."
To book Rebecca's services please contact her via email or telephone, with a short explanation of your requirements, any deadlines you have and any areas of concern. She will aim to respond with a quote and timescale within 24 hours.
Manuscripts should be sent via email or post. Please note, if sending a hard copy be sure to retain the original. You may want to consider sending your work via recorded / signed for delivery and a confirmation of receipt email will be sent.
When working electronically, Rebecca uses the track changes tool in Microsoft Word, the mark up tool in PDF and comments and edits in Google Slides. When working on paper directly with a typesetter or publisher, she will use BSI approved proofreading symbols. Rebecca will proofread blind or against copy and confidentiality is always strictly guaranteed.
Rebecca's fee is based on the complexity of the proofreading required and word count, as advised by the CIEP. Please contact her to discuss your requirements.