SOUND PROOFREADING

CONTACT DETAILS

Name
Emily Dorschler

Location
East Sussex

Telephone
07434 672849

Fax
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Website
www.soundproofreading.com

Email address
info@soundproofreading.com

OVERVIEW

  • Copy-editing
  • Editing
  • Fact Checking
  • On-screen Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Proofreading Translated Copy
  • Rewriting
  • Rewriting Text for Non-Native (ESL) Speakers
  • Web Editing
Other Specialisms:

  • Hospitality and Events Management
  • Human Resources
  •  FEES/RATES:

    • Flexible

    SERVICES

    Copy-editing

    As copy-editor, I will:

    • restructure sentences/paragraphs for clarity and conciseness
    • improve readability by amending vocabulary
    • remove ambiguities or potentially embarrassing errors
    • ensure that the document is consistently written in the correct tone

    Intercultural editing

    Translated documents do not always flow correctly in the target language. Furthermore, references that may be acceptable in one culture could be considered inappropriate, or even offensive, in another. I work with non-native speakers on presentations, websites, and any documents to ensure they are suitable for an English-speaking audience. This includes correct use of metaphors, similes and expressions, if required, as well as ensuring cultural appropriacy and the readability aspects that a copy-editing service provides.



    Proofreading

    As proofreader, I will:

    • check spelling and grammar
    • check consistency of fonts, formats and presentation
    • check captions, images and page numbers
    • query any points that are ambiguous or unclear
    • Using the track changes features in Microsoft Word or Adobe Reader (or even by hand), you will see my corrections, and be able to accept or reject them.


    EXPERIENCE

    I am just starting out but I have recently proofread and edited the following:

    • a science-fiction novel of 100,000 words
    • hotel marketing information for a small chain of UK venues
    • golf brochure for a prestigious golf club

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Diploma (distinction) in Proofreading and Editing from College of Media and Publishing
    • CIPD Level 5 in Human Resources Management
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Intercultural Communication
    • Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) at superior level
    • Trinity Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
    • BA (Hons) 2:1 Drama and Theatre Arts
    • A levels: Latin (A), Ancient Greek (B), English Literature (B)

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Express service available
    • Trainee copywriter
    • Diligent, conscientious and friendly!

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