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ABOUT

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. I speak basic Italian, Spanish and French. A decade working at Heffers Booksellers in Cambridge taught me everything from customer service to bookselling and publishing. And another decade at St John's College (Cambridge) involved creating high-quality publications for the College. I am an Intermediate-Level Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP).

When I'm not proof-editing, power walking or cardio dancing, I manage The Sanctuary Angels (thesanctuaryangels.com), a small voluntary organisation that helps animal rescues around the world. This involves creating copy for our website, newsletter and social media, as well as fundraising and administration. 

MY EXPERIENCE

My first job after graduating from Nottingham University was at Heffers Booksellers, Cambridge, the perfect environment for a bookworm to learn about everything from customer service to marketing and publishing. Then, as Publications Officer at St John's College, Cambridge, I produced high-quality literature, which required thoroughness, flexibility and superb organisation and communication skills. I understand basic Italian, Spanish and French. Since 2009 I have worked as a freelance proofreader and copy-editor on various projects with publishers, universities, colleges, charities, businesses, book authors, students and academics. I am an Intermediate-Level Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). 

Perfect Words by Amanda George is a professional proofreading, copy-editing and copywriting service. I will bring precision, clarity and consistency to your academic project, book draft, blog, brochure, website or report – basically, anything you have written that you want to look its very best. Excellent customer service is guaranteed. 

In my spare time I run The Sanctuary Angels, a voluntary organisation that raises vital funds for animals worldwide (thesanctuaryangels.com). This involves – among other things – creating and checking the copy for our social media and outreach work. I am proud to say that we have raised more than £93,000 for animals since we set up in 2008. 

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