working with words

I am a proofreader and copy editor, with 20 years of professional experience.

I specialise in academic texts (theses, dissertations, essays, research proposals etc.), working with students in a wide range of fields.

There are testimonials from some recent clients here, and you can find me on TrustPilot and LinkedIn.

For a quote, email me (Katherine) at or use the form at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can contact me on WhatsApp on 07960 928 470.


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Feedback from a client – copy-editing of master's thesis in business studies

"I’ve been working on my master’s thesis for many weeks now and have gone through ups and downs. Writing the thesis in parallel to my normal job certainly makes it even more nerve-wracking! I haven’t got any support so far, so it was all the nicer to see how much work you put into editing my thesis. To be honest, it really moved me. I am really very grateful to you. You really did a wonderful job and I will always be grateful to you."

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My comprehensive proofreading service costs 1p per word. This includes correction of errors in…

  • grammar
  • spelling
  • UK/US language consistency
  • punctuation
  • syntax

Copy editing


I provide a copy editing service for 2p per word. This includes…

  • correction of errors in spelling, grammar, etc.
  • removal of repetition and redundancy
  • rewording of awkward syntax
  • minor restructuring
  • rephrasing to clarify key points
  • plus formatting in line with APA guidelines (margins, headings, table layout)

What’s the difference?


Proofreading is the correction of errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation.

Copy editing is far more extensive and includes correcting errors and making creative improvements. At your request, I can also edit the format of the paper to bring it in line with APA style guidelines.

For help deciding which of these services you need, see here or contact me.

Get a Quote

To get a quote, email me (Katherine) at or use the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, you can contact me on WhatsApp on 07960 928 470.

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