I am a native English speaker with a degree in Latin and English from Nottingham University, where I was also editor of the student magazine. A decade working at Heffers Booksellers in Cambridge gave me an invaluable insight into the world of bookselling, customer service and publishing, as well as providing the perfect workplace for a lover of books.
As Publications Officer at St John's College, Cambridge, I produced top-quality literature, which required superb attention to detail, flexibility, excellent organisation skills and an ability to deal with people at all levels. I speak basic Italian, Spanish and French, which really helps my work with people from around the world; and I am a fast touch-typist with good IT skills. Since 2009 I have worked as a freelance proofreader and copy-editor on a variety of projects with publishers, educational institutions, charities, businesses, book authors, university students and academics from around the world. I understand and work within the ethical guidelines for students suggested by the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and academic institutions.
Perfect Words is an affordable and professional proofreading and copy-editing service; I can also provide a basic copywriting service. Accurate, engaging and plain writing ensures that your message is understood by your target audience and makes you feel more confident. As well as helping with your academic project, I can polish your book draft, blog or brochure, help to coordinate and strengthen your social media presence, or perfect your website, CV or covering letter. We will work as a team, giving you the confidence to share your creations with the world. Excellent customer service, professionalism and integrity are guaranteed.