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Amanda George


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 understand basic Italian, Spanish and French. A decade working at Heffers Booksellers in Cambridge gave me a fascinating insight into the world of bookselling and publishing. And another decade spent at St John's College, University of Cambridge, taught me how to put together top-quality publications as part of the fundraising and events-management team. And, finally, creating and running The Sanctuary Angels, a small voluntary organisation that raises funds for animal rescue worldwide, involves creating engaging copy for our website and social media on a regular basis. 


My first job after graduating from university was at Heffers Booksellers in Cambridge, which was the perfect workplace for a lover of books and words – and a lovely environment to learn about everything from customer service to the world of publishing. Then, 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, 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, universities, charities, businesses, book authors, students and academics from around the world.


In my spare time I run The Sanctuary Angels, a voluntary organisation that I created in 2009, which raises vital funds for animal rescues around the world ( This involves, among other things, creating and checking all of the copy for our social media and outreach work.

Perfect Words by Amanda George is a professional proofreading, copy-editing and copywriting service. I can help with your academic project, book draft, blog, brochure, website, CV or covering letter – in short, anything that is written that you want to look its very best. Excellent customer service is guaranteed. 

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