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About me

I am a freelance proofreader with over ten years' experience, having worked across a number of industries and on a wide variety of subject matters.

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Skills

  • Copy Proofing
  • Copy Editng
  • Copy Editor
  • Proofreader
  • Proofreading

Work history

Currently

Proofreader and Owner

Hatchphrase

Aug 2016
  • Orpington, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Started my own company to provide freelance proofreading and copy editing services to a variety of industries. - Various lengths and styles of proofreading have been catered for. Projects worked on include a medical thesis, a short story and a number of blog posts. - Good time management has been essential to meeting deadlines as the success of the business if purely down to my own effectiveness.

2015

Proofreader

Chambers and Partners

Nov 2014 - Oct 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Part of a team of proofreaders involved in the day-to-day checking of the company’s various publications. - A keen eye for detail was required to pick up spelling and grammar mistakes as well as keeping to house style. - Also utilised by the Confidential team in rewording large sections of reports to make them clear and concise.

2014

Marketing Assistant

OneSavings Bank

Apr 2012 - Aug 2014
  • Chatham, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Part of a small marketing operations team involved in the production of literature for every aspect of the organisation. - Key responsibility was for checking all material for accuracy and mistakes as well as compliance, TCF and FCA and corporate brand standards. - Took charge of the sign off process, ensuring all key stakeholders approved literature. - Regularly assisted with the design and online elements of the process, updating literature using InDesign and making amendments to the website using the CMS. - Assisted with the production of email campaigns and occasionally sent mailings using DotMailer. - Implemented an external broker due diligence review process for the organisation and took over the onboarding process for new mortgage brokers, as well as the day to day running of procuration fee payments to them.

2012

Assistant Editor

Kennedy's Confection

Aug 2011 - Mar 2012
  • Tonbridge, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Involved in all editorial aspects of the company’s monthly magazine, Kennedy’s Confection. - Writing articles to be published in the magazine using editorial received from confectionery manufacturers, and often chasing for editorial by phone or email. - Also given the role of News Editor, sourcing and writing news items for the company’s website and then publishing them myself. - Played a key role in the organisation of the company’s first “ConfectionExpo”, ensuring the event was organised efficiently and that everything ran smoothly over the two days.

Education

2006

BA (Hons) Journalism

Southampton Solent University

Sep 2003 - May 2006
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Grade achieved - Lower Second (2:2)