A safe pair of hands
I’ve been a full-time freelance editor and proofreader since 2013. I’m an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP): here’s my entry on the CIEP directory. I’m committed to follow our code of practice, Ensuring Editorial Excellence, which assures high standards of editorial work and customer care.
As part of my active involvement in the CIEP, I’m one of the tutors for its training courses and the coordinator of its Liverpool group.
I’ve had extensive training in copy-editing, proofreading and related subjects, from the CIEP, the Publishing Training Centre and other organisations (details are in the brochure below).
What I’ve done
I’ve helped a wide range of clients with their editorial needs, but in recent years I’ve mainly worked with:
I’ve also worked with trade non-fiction publishers (such as Pitch Publishing), academic publishers and book packagers, other kinds of organisations, and individuals.
As well as books, I've edited or proofread items such as business reports, articles, white papers, research papers, business guides, marketing and promotional content (for example: website content, social media posts, client magazines, newsletters, product packaging), personnel profiles and training materials.
You can find details in my portfolio:
I worked in IT for 26 years as a programmer, analyst, project manager and team leader, working for organisations in the transport, financial services, government, retail and telecommunications sectors. This gave me great experience of working in a well-organised, methodical way, with an emphasis on thoroughness and attention to detail, which has been valuable in my editorial work.
In another guise as an author, I had a sports history book published (later self-published as an ebook), and had a number of articles published in magazines and online.
‘Graham has done several proofreading and copy-editing jobs for me in the past 12 months and I have always been delighted with the standard of work returned to me. The work has always been carried out with thoroughness and efficiency, and importantly, to schedule. I am always happy to put work his way and would happily recommend him to others.’
Merv Honeywood, Client Manager, RefineCatch Ltd
This summarises my services, background, skills, training and continuing professional development, and includes some testimonials:
I provide these services in a self-employed, sole trader capacity.
Could I be the kind of editor or proofreader you need? The Get a quote page has advice on how to approach me about potential work.