• Copyediting

    • using Microsoft Word Track Changes

    • on paper

  • Proofreading typeset page proofs

    • on PDFs, using Adobe commenting tools or BSI marks

    • on paper using BS 5261C proofreading marks

Having worked with a wide variety of freelance proofreaders in my 7 years working in the publishing industry, I personally would have no reservations in recommending Karen’s work which was of high standard. The project was returned both on budget and on schedule, with an excellent list of author queries which proved invaluable in typing up loose ends and improving the overall text. The authors commented that Karen’s proofread had added considerable value to the text.

Commissioning editor, Taylor & Francis


  • At submission stage:

    • Copyediting/proofreading in Microsoft Word using Track Changes

    • Preparation of musical examples using Dorico

Postgraduate students

  • Proof-editing postgraduate theses and dissertations

I have totally enjoyed working with Karen on my PhD thesis. Karen introduced to me an extremely well-organised way of managing different aspects of my writing. Thanks to her, the consistency, clarity and overall presentation of my thesis have improved significantly, which I certainly would not be able to achieve on my own. I am now much more confident in my thesis and feel much more ready for my viva than before, especially since I am a non-native English user. The many things I have learnt from Karen and her work are invaluable to my development as an academic. Thanks, Karen!

Yue Zhuo, PhD candidate, Cardiff

Karen was recommended to me to proofread my PhD thesis and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Karen was extremely diligent with the task in hand, always happy to answer my many, many questions, and completed the job within schedule and to a standard I could never have achieved alone. In fact, her devotion to the work went far beyond the words themselves; her seemingly encyclopaedic knowledge of all things written aided me in producing a beautifully presented thesis which was attractive to look at and as clear and well articulated as possible! I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Karen!

Matthew Bromley, PhD candidate, Cardiff


  • Proofreading

    • Reports

    • Posters

    • Flyers


  • Proofreading

    • CVs

    • Job applications