PROOFRED

CONTACT DETAILS

Name
Ruth Durbridge

Location
North Yorkshire
UK

Telephone
01947 810251

Mobile
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Web Site
www.rdproofred.co.uk

E-mail
ruth.durbridge@btinternet.com


OVERVIEW

  • Copy-editing
  • On-screen Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Proofreading for Non-native Speakers of English

  • Proofreading Translated Copy
  • Web Page Checking

 FEES

  • Negotiable, usually £15-30 per hour. Fees may be quoted per 1,000 words, per hour or for a whole project.

SERVICES

  • Proofreading on hard copy using BS 5261 marks for proof correction
  • Proofreading on-screen using Track Changes in Word
  • Copy-editing on hard copy or on-screen
  • Proofreading and editing PDF documents on-screen
  • Working on texts that contain German or French
  • Proofreading and editing academic texts for non-native speakers of English
  • Working on fiction and non-fiction
  • Specialist subject areas: business, education, ESOL, humanities, management, music, social sciences

EXPERIENCE

Recent editorial work undertaken includes:

  • Proofreading and copy-editing books - fiction and non-fiction
  • Copy-editing and proofreading examination papers and assessment documentation for awarding bodies
  • Copy-editing corporate documentation for professional bodies
  • Proofreading essays, dissertations and theses in business, educational psychology and music
  • Editing teaching and learning resources in ESOL and management
  • Rewriting website text and marketing materials for companies
  • Proofreading information materials for a university.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Copy-editing by Distance Learning (Publishing Training Centre)
  • Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning (Publishing Training Centre)
  • MA Second Language Learning and Teaching/Applied Linguistics
  • Postgraduate qualifications in education and TESOL
  • First degree in German
Before becoming a professional proofreader and editor, I was in education for over 30 years. I was a teacher, a senior education manager and then principal of two colleges of further and higher education. My last employed post was chief executive of a qualifications awarding body.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

I provide a reliable, efficient and highly client-focused service. I always deliver to deadline and within budget. Not only that, I am adaptable, often working at weekends to ensure my clients receive a quick turnaround of work when necessary.

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