Helping you to express yourself

Welcome to SM Proofreading.

Professional proofreading and copyediting services, delivered on time and tailored to accommodate your specific needs.

 

I specialise in academic texts across the social sciences, but my wide range of experience encompasses:

 

  • Academic dissertations and theses

  • Journal articles adhering to given guidelines

  • Books (fiction and non-fiction)

  • Education manuals

  • Local guides

  • Marketing materials

Why use a proofreader or copyeditor?

Good proofreaders are not simply looking for spelling mistakes and typos. A whole range of errors and inconsistencies can slip into your writing.

 

After many hours of writing, editing and re-reading your own work, it can sometimes become impossible to identify imperfections and ensure logical flow and coherent argument. A fresh, objective reading is imperative to ensure that any issues are highlighted, argument flows and writing is polished.

 

Proofreading ensures the correct use of language and layout, while copyediting will render your work clear and consistent with references that adhere to publishers' requirements.

I can help with: 



  • spelling

  • punctuation

  • grammar 

  • avoiding ambiguity

  • consistency

  • formatting

  • notes, bibliographies & references

  • ensuring language is suitable for target audience

  • clarity

  • adherence to house style

  • layout

  • positional errors (e.g. diagrams or illustrations)

  • structure

  • elimination of repetition

  • hierarchy & numbering of headings