Copy Editor and Proofreader, Brighton, East Sussex.
I am a proficient copy editor and proofreader with over 15 years' experience, living in Brighton, East Sussex.
I firmly believe that the quality of the writing on your printed materials and website can very simply mean the difference between engaging your customers and turning them off; competition is fierce in every market these days, so proofreading everything you write is essential, not just a nice-to-have.
What kind of things?
Everything that's written for public consumption should be checked for spelling, grammar and sense; not just books and magazines. Here are some of the kinds of writing I work on regularly:
My work is nicely varied. One day I will be proofreading e-learning courses for the award-winning e-learning provider Kineo, testing them for consistency, accuracy and functionality as well as grammar and spelling, the next I will be editing a PhD thesis for a student at the Nordic School of Public Health, or proofreading an annual like Superbrands.
I also work with lots of small businesses in Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area such as Redhead Design, The Rain Harvesting Company, the Learning Consultancy Partnership and Waer Systems, editing their websites, newsletters, policy documents, white papers and any other written material they put my way!
Web copy editing has an additional facet in that it has to be Search engine optimised. I have helped many satisfied clients to incorporate key search terms into their web copy without making it seem obvious or clumsy; an essential skill for website copy editing.
If you have spent some time writing your web copy, business document or blog, and have read it so many times you can't see the wood for the trees, give me a ring. My rates are very reasonable and I can usually turn short pieces around in 24 hours.
Tel: 07946 443433
"I asked Anna to proofread 2 of my websites recently and I was most impressed with her work. It was undertaken professionally, in a timely manner and I thought she was worth every penny. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Anna for any writing or proofreading work, or in fact any other type of work as I've always seen her display a high degree of competence and integrity in everything she does. She's also very approachable and easy to communicate with."
Joanne Munro - VA & CV Writer
"Anna works hard to fully understand our business and our values, and puts that across on our website. We are now on page 1 of Google for our top search terms and Anna continues to write engaging copy that is short, succinct and to the point."
Director, The Outside Works.
“Having worked with Anna on four major projects, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her as a proofreader. Thorough and reliable, Anna is an invaluable extra pair of eyes, consistently helping us to ensure that our publications are produced to an accurate and high standard.”
Managing Editor, Superbrands (UK) Ltd.
“Anna worked on many publications for me at the Carbon Trust over a period of two and a half years. During that time, I found her to be a diligent, hard working and proficient editor and publications assistant. Anna was consistently professional, organised and an asset to the team.”
Head of Customer Knowledge and Advice, The Carbon Trust.
“Anna has taken on a number of challenging consultancy projects for us, including the review and standardisation of all policies, procedures and forms used on our extranet. She bought clarity and a systematic approach to this project. She also conducted competitive intelligence for us and was tenacious and diplomatic in her working methods, resulting in cogent data presented in a wide variety of formats used in presentations to our Board and investors.”
Managing Director, Prime Care Community Services Ltd.