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INTRODUCING MP PROOFREADING

In our digital world we can communicate with lightning speed, but what we write still matters. Your words always matter.
You could write the most dazzling piece of prose, the most erudite thesis or the most compelling business proposal but if there’s an error, that’s what your readers will see. And remember.
That’s why I’m here to offer a professional pair of eyes to check for spelling errors, confusing punctuation, grammar glitches or clumsy layout. I work with you to ensure that your words convey your message clearly.

 

Who Am I?

Words have been my business for a long time. I trained in Languages (French and German) and have over twenty years’ experience in education. I love language and want to help you perfect yours!

 

Why choose me?

  • I am qualified with the Publishing Training Centre and passed their proofreading course with Merit

  • I am an Intermediate member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and abide by its Code of Conduct

  • I worked as an in-house proofreader at the AQA Examination Board (proofreading GCSE and A Level Exam papers)

  • My clients include copywriters, businesses, students (including PhD students) and community organisations.

 

How Can I Help?

I can check:

  • Errors and inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • Page numbers and headings

  • The contents table against chapter titles or page numbers

  • Consistency of style (using your style guide or devising one specific to your work)

  • Typography, layout and content, looking for omissions and inconsistencies

  • Cross-references

  • Word, column or page-breaks

  • Illustrations, captions and labels to ensure that they match.

 

How Can I Help?

I can check:

  • Errors and inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • Page numbers and headings

  • The contents table against chapter titles or page numbers

  • Consistency of style (using your style guide or devising one specific to your work)

  • Typography, layout and content, looking for omissions and inconsistencies

  • Cross-references

  • Word, column or page-breaks

  • Illustrations, captions and labels to ensure that they match.

How Can I Help?

I can check:

  • Errors and inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • Page numbers and headings

  • The contents table against chapter titles or page numbers

  • Consistency of style (using your style guide or devising one specific to your work)

  • Typography, layout and content, looking for omissions and inconsistencies

  • Cross-references

  • Word, column or page-breaks

  • Illustrations, captions and labels to ensure that they match.

How Much Does It Cost?

Your work is unique to you and I tailor my service to meet your needs. To evaluate the time needed to complete your project, please send a sample and I can provide a quote either per 1000 words, per hour or a set fee.


Payment is by bank transfer in GBP. Details are included on my invoice.

 

I am not VAT registered and will not add VAT to my invoice.
 

 
 

Terms and Conditions

  1. These terms & conditions apply to any work done for the Client by the Freelance.

  2. The Client is under no obligation to offer the Freelance work; neither is the Freelance under any obligation to accept work offered by the Client.

  3. The Freelance will provide service(s) as mutually agreed, confirmed in writing by the Client.

  4. The work will be carried out unsupervised at such times and places as determined by the Freelance, using her/his own equipment.

  5. The Freelance confirms that she/he is self-employed, is responsible for her/his own income tax and National Insurance contributions, and for paying VAT (where applicable) and will not claim benefits granted to the Client's employees.

  6. The Freelance agrees to attend the Client's or other premises for necessary meetings, the time spent and agreed reasonable expenses incurred to be reimbursed by the Client.

  7. The Client will reimburse the Freelance for agreed reasonable expenses over and above usual expenses incurred in the process of editorial work.

  8. The Client will pay the Freelance a fee per hour OR per printed page OR an agreed flat fee for the job, plus VAT where applicable.

  9. The completed work will be delivered on or before the date agreed, for the agreed fee, which will be based on the description of the work required and the brief, both supplied by the Client.

  10. If, however, on receipt of the item to be worked on or at an early stage, it becomes apparent that significantly more work is required than had been anticipated in the preliminary discussion/brief, the Freelance may renegotiate the fee and/or the deadline.

  11. Similarly, if, during the term of the Freelance's work, additional tasks are requested by the Client, the Freelance may renegotiate the fee and/or the deadline.

  12. If the project is lengthy, the Freelance may invoice periodically for completed stages.

  13. Any content created by the Freelance as part of the copy-editing/proofreading/project management process will become the copyright of the Client, unless otherwise agreed.

  14. The nature and content of the work will be kept confidential and not made known to anyone other than the Client and its contractors without prior written permission.

  15. The Freelance guarantees that any work that she/he subcontracts on behalf of the Client will be completed to the same standard, schedule and budget and with the same conditions of confidentiality.

  16. If the Freelance's work is unsatisfactory, the Freelance will rectify it in her/his own time and at her/his own expense.

  17. Unless agreed otherwise at the outset, payment will be made within 30 days of receipt of the Freelance's invoice, according to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (amended 2002 and 2013).

  18. Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Client and the Freelance may keep on record such information (e.g. contact details) as is necessary. Either may view the other's records to ensure that they are relevant, correct and up to date.

  19. Either the Client or the Freelance has the right to terminate a contract for services if there is a serious breach of its terms.

  20. If the Freelance has made a substantial contribution to the copy-editing/proofreading/project management of the work, she/he will be entitled to receive one free copy of the work.

  21. The Freelance may use the Client's name in her/his promotional material.

  22. This agreement is subject to the laws of England and Wales [or Scots or Northern Ireland law, as appropriate], and both Freelance and Client agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the English and Welsh [or Scots or Northern Ireland] courts.

Get in Touch

07736965100

 
 

What People Say

Michaela proof read many articles for the Bunbury Journal over the years. She has always done a thorough and meticulous job and I would highly recommend her services.

My husband Martin @M.HCatering used Michaela to proof read the content on his website, she did a fantastic job picking up on the smallest mistakes, enabling them to be corrected before the website went live. We will definitely be using MP Proofreading again.

I work as a professional copywriter and I've used MP as a contractor to proof my own work to improve turnaround times when I'm busy. Excellent empathetic service with a good grasp of style.

Tarporley Chester United Kingdom

07736965100

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