MARTIN BORONTE

CONTACT DETAILS

Name
Martin Boronte

Location
London

Telephone
01895 633935

Mobile
07986 489027

Web Address
www.martinboronte.com

E-mail
martin@martinboronte.com

OVERVIEW

  • Fact-checking
  • Proofreading
  • Proofreading Translated Copy
  • Rewriting Text for Non-native Speakers
  • Web Page Checking

FEES

  • I charge by the hour, unless otherwise negotiated. As I am just starting out, I am offering my proofreading service at 50% reduced fees to my first five clients - with the condition that the material does not exceed 5,000 words. Following this, my hourly fee is £12.50, which is well below the minimum rate of £19.25 as suggested by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).
  • To provide you with a no-obligation quote, please send me a sample of your document or website, including details of the work you require and a style guide (if applicable).

SERVICES

My services (in British or American English) are available for any of the following types of material:

  • published works (e.g. books, journals, magazines)
  • marketing and promotions (e.g. advertising copy, catalogues, leaflets)
  • websites (including operational checks)
  • presentations, reports, CVs, business plans
  • theses/dissertations, essays, letters

I look for errors in, or problems with, any of the following:
  • grammar and spelling
  • punctuation
  • typographics (appearance/layout)
  • structure and organisation
  • inconsistencies
  • illogicalities
I offer on-screen or hard copy proofreading, using tracked changes (in Microsoft Word), standard proofreading symbols (2005 BSI) or plain English. See my website for examples.

EXPERIENCE

I am a first class native English proofreader who provides an exceptional standard of work.

"We wanted to ensure that our high level business documents were of outstanding quality, in terms of grammar, structure, accuracy, and layout. Martin not only delivered on all of these, with superb results, but also provided us with invaluable feedback and creativity in the process, all of which gave our documents the professional edge. We recommend Martin extremely highly."

Prabinder Sahonta
Product Manager
SSK Trade Solutions Ltd
London
(International importer/exporter)

Recent job - to rewrite, edit and proofread a book entitled "Simply the best":

"Martin was great to work with; he came on board with our project at very late notice and facing tight deadlines. He managed to complete our requirements to a high standard, and we are very happy."

Cara Hewitt
Marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
Herbalife UK Limited
Middlesex
(Premier nutrition and weight management company)


QUALIFICATIONS

I have achieved the highest possible grade in proofreading (Distinction) with The Publishing Training Centre in London, a pre-eminent international training organisation for book and journal publishers. See my listing at:

http://www.train4publishing.co.uk/directory/displayfreelance.php?id=963


MARTIN BORONTE

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