Shire Proofreading

Putting proofs through their paces

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Shire Proofreading

Putting proofs through their paces

Do you produce writing in any form? Would you like your writing to be free of errors and presented in a polished format? That’s where a professional proofreading service comes in.

Shire Proofreading can help you produce a polished piece of work. See my services page to discover how I can put your proofs through their paces.

Why does this matter? Because your work is your baby, the result of many hard hours of labour, and it deserves the best treatment to make it a pleasure for your audience to read.

Let me showcase your work by correcting errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation, and suggesting stylistic changes (where appropriate) so that your words pop on screen or paper.

I have a particular interest in proofreading content on the subject of embroidery. With many years of practical experience in counted-thread techniques, my expertise allows me to proofread this genre with knowledge and ease. I also specialise in proofreading academic essays and dissertations, and marketing material.


I want you to be happy with my work; to ensure your satisfaction, I can polish your work so that you can be confident in the quality of the finished piece.

If you provide a style guide, I will use this as the basis for my work. If none is available, I will consult you on any stylistic choices you wish me to follow. Regardless of this, I will compile a style sheet and supply it with the finished work so that you will be fully aware of the conventions applied to your piece.

I maintain communication at all stages of the proofreading process; therefore, I keep you informed on my progress. Regular communication means that you and I are on the same page throughout the process.

Consistency is key, and I work hard to achieve that. I apply the lightest touch necessary in my proofreading to ensure that I always respect your voice as the author.

As an intermediate member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), I adhere to its Code of Practice. You can be confident that my work and communication with you will follow that code.

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