York Editors

Editing and proofreading services


Dodi Beardshaw

Skills: editing, copy-editing, proofreading, project management

Subjects: education, especially school literacy, history, primary maths; fiction, general non-fiction and biography for all ages; arts and culture

Types of publication: textbooks, workbooks, novels, school materials, magazines

About me:  

Editing in all aspects of education publishing – especially children’s school materials – has been my career since the 1980s. Since leaving the University of York in 2017, where I worked for 12 years as Publications Manager, I have returned to freelancing and widened my field to include fiction, general non-fiction and arts and culture.

I have extensive experience, with high-level copy editing and proofreading skills. I am known for my ability to ensure that text is clear, accurate and aligns with relevant style; excellent time management and organisational skills; a keen eye for design and typography; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. I understand the importance of teamwork, working precisely to schedule, asking the right questions and thinking ahead to the next step.

Email: dodi.beardshaw@gmail.com

Location: Beverley, East Yorkshire


Sarah Wright

Skills: Proofreading, copy-editing, language editing, translation of text German to English.

Subjects: MFL German, business, accounting, politics, music, philosophy, theology, health and social care, history, travel guides, fiction.

Types of publication: Books, reports, policies, newsletters, marketing copy.

About me:  Having previously worked in local government finance and dental practice management I now channel my love of language and the written word into freelance editorial services. A professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, I am committed to providing a professional service within deadlines and budgets. I work on-screen or with hard copy and love tackling new topics.

The bulk of my work has been on a variety of educational resources, mostly in MFL German, Accounting and Business Studies, for Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson, Hodder (via Hart McLeod Ltd), and Palgrave (via Integra), as well as reports for the OECD (SIGMA) and IFRS Foundation. I have also enjoyed working on travel guides, self-published fiction and self-published books on early music and management, along with language revision work for a non-native English-speaking history academic whose book was subsequently published by Manchester University Press.

Email: sarah@wrightproof.co.uk

Website: www.wrightproof.co.uk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-wright-995b01107

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire