JOHN YOUNG

CONTACT DETAILS

Name
John Young

Location
Nottingham

Telephone
0115 845 2860

Web Site
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E-mail
jpy1955@gmail.com

OVERVIEW

  • Copy-editing
  • Editing
  • Localisation
  • On-screen Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Proofreading translated copy
  • Web page checking

FEES

  • £15 per hour proofreading, £18 per hour copy-editing, negotiable depending on client budget, nature of project and other variables

SERVICES

Proofreading, copy editing, rewrites/redrafting, anglicisation of US English, report writing, fact checking, all offered at negotiable rates for students, academics, non-fiction writers, novelists, businesses, charities, and absolutely anyone else in need of a fresh pair of eyes and a friendly, flexible, professional service. No project too large or small.

Interests include film, music, media, history, politics, sociology, fiction (all varieties of genre - and non-genre - in general, and shades of noir in particular) and all branches of the arts, humanities and social sciences - including academic theory at its most abstruse!

EXPERIENCE 

Over the last three years a wide range of student dissertations and theses, numerous novels, newsletters, public sector reports and...the list grows constantly.

While researching my PhD, I was also articles editor of a peer-reviewed journal, which included copy-editing, fact-checking and liaising with authors. This gave rise to a relish for proofreading in general.

I have ten years' experience in market research, which included proofreading and report writing on projects ranging from biodiversity to anti-social behaviour.

I have also marked ESOL exams, through which I became familiar with the linguistic idiosyncrasies that recur in non-native English.



QUALIFICATIONS
  • PhD and MA (Distinction) in Film Studies
  • BA (Hons) English and Film Studies
  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders Associate
  • Maple Academy Diploma in Proofreading (Distinction) and Copy Editing (Distinction)


JOHN YOUNG


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