Skills: Proofreading, copyediting, plain/clear English, qualitative data analysis, research.
Subjects: Corporate communications, business publications.
Types of publication: I work with businesses and organisations on all types of corporate communications. Whether it’s a report for your trustees, an investigation, an annual report, a research project, a presentation, a policy, a review of a service or an email – anything that someone else will read – I can help you.
About me: I am a proofreader and copyeditor providing quality assurance of text for businesses and organisations.
I don’t use publishing industry jargon. You don’t have the time or the inclination to wade through lengthy explanations of grammar or punctuation usage, so I’ll make it as simple and painless for you as possible.
I correct errors, ensure consistency and point out when things don’t say what you want them to – and I suggest alternative wording where possible. I edit for understanding, so if something makes sense, and will be understood by your target audience, I won’t change it.
My professional experience gives me an understanding of the needs of businesses and organisations. My editing and proofreading training and experience give me the skills to ensure your document is well-written, consistent, easy to understand and does what you need it to do.
I am a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and have trained with the CIEP, the Publishing Training Centre and the Proofreading Academy. I also have an MSc with Distinction in Social Research, an MSc in Information Studies and a Certificate in Management Studies.
Gatsby has used Bev’s services many times and the results have always been excellent. She quickly got up to speed with our house style and her attention to detail and intelligent, pragmatic approach has meant that our reports and briefing papers are now noticeably more readable and concise. Just as importantly, using a professional editor like Bev saves my team that most precious commodity, time. Bev has now become an integral part of our quality assurance regime.Nigel, Executive Director, Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Bev provided a thorough and prompt review of my report. She has exceptional attention to detail and identified errors which would otherwise have gone unnoticed. In particular, I welcomed Bev’s thoughtful feedback and helpful pointers to improve the report.Kathryn, Associate Director, Niche Health & Social Care Consulting Ltd
Location: Beverley, East Yorkshire