Sarah Cheeseman


07720 891203


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  • Copy-editing
  • Editing
  • ESL Editing
  • On-screen Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting Text for Non-native Speakers


  • Proofreading (5 per 1,000 words).
  • Editing (7 per 1,000 words).
  • 10% discount for students, charities and not-for-profit organisations.
  • All rates are negotiable depending on clients' individual requirements.


I am a professional freelance proofreader and editor offering a friendly, reliable and efficient editorial service to publishers, authors, businesses, academics and students (including those for whom English is their second language).

I am happy to consider any subject, although my particular areas of interest include fiction, poetry, music, philosophy, psychology, genealogy, law and education.


I have worked with several publishers and authors, and am experienced in proofreading and editing children's books, adult fiction, teenage fiction, autobiographies, short stories, classic fiction, non-fiction and poetry. I also have a strong background in editing undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, PhD theses, business documents and membership magazines. The students with whom I have worked are often from overseas and so English is not their first language; therefore, I have been able to assist them using my ESL editing skills and improve the overall readability of their work.


  • BA (Hons) English & US Literature
  • Chapterhouse 'Proofreading and Editorial Skills' course and 'Better English' certificate
  • Associate member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders
  • Currently studying for 'Basic Proofreading' and 'Successful Editorial Freelancing' with The Publishing Training Centre
  • Legal Secretarial Diploma RSA II (and seven years' legal secretarial experience in medical negligence and personal injury)
  • A-levels in English Literature, French and Music
  • Grade 7 piano, flute and music theory


Perhaps you are an aspiring author, a student preparing your final dissertation, or a doctor who has written a medical journal... However many times you read and re-read your work, mistakes will slip through, as you will become accustomed to seeing what you want to see. I will be able to read your work with a fresh and professional eye, correcting any spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors, and, if required, also check factual consistency, sentence structure, choice of vocabulary and overall readability.

Please get in touch to discuss your individual requirements and I would be more than happy to help.


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