Qualifications and training
As an Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), I follow its Code of Practice (CoP).
Training and CPD
Proofreading 1: Introduction (SfEP/CIEP) May 2017
Proofreading and Copy-editing (The Writers Bureau) May 2018
Proofreading Theses and Dissertations (SfEP/CIEP) November 2018
Editing Fiction (Publishing Training Centre) March 2020
Awards and other experience
BSc (Hons) Interior Design
Since July 2019, I've proofread, copy-edited, line edited and beta read novels and novellas in the YA (young adult), MG (middle grade), fantasy, romance, action-adventure and thriller genres. I am happy to work on other genres, but I’m more familiar with the above. I have proofread and edited in UK and US English, and worked with people whose first language is not English.
Before retraining as a proofreader and editor, I worked in the architectural design industry for twelve years. Some of that time was spent verifying that my colleagues’ work was correct and identifying any errors that needed to be rectified (drawing and written). I have a Bachelor of Science in interior design, so when it comes to proofreading academic or business texts, I specialise in architecture and design-related disciplines, but I’m also comfortable with humanities and social sciences.