I approached you feeling rather insecure and unsure of myself. Thank you for the polishing and the support you offered every step of the way.
You scrutinized my writing with eagle-eyed attention to every tiny detail. I had thought I was good; however, you punched up the quality and accuracy of my work!– Petrina McGregor, author 2021
With over 30 years’ experience in publishing and education worldwide, I am the editor you can trust to be flexible, approachable and non-judgemental. Let me help you communicate your ideas in clear English.
Publishers – I have the skills to identify inconsistencies and cross-check all the components of your non-fiction and language learning materials.
Creative writers – I offer a fresh pair of eyes to help you reach your readers effortlessly.
Academic authors – Please allow me to tidy up your paragraphs and reword phrases to help your readers follow your arguments.
Companies – Let me cast an eagle eye over your presentations and reports. I will follow your style guide and spot those easy-to-miss typos and omissions.
I hold a Master of Arts in Education degree and am a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. I follow the Chicago Manual of Style and New Hart’s Rules, or your choice of style guide.
I’m a Spanish speaker with a long history of international experience.
Alex supplied a service that not only met what I asked for but went beyond what I thought I needed. I wouldn’t hesitate in commissioning her skills again.– Lucas Stewart, author 2021
Do you need me to tidy up your blog, creative writing or thesis? I can sensitively re-phrase your words line by line, keeping the reader in mind. I’m a fan of plain-English editing, but equally at home with an extensive vocabulary range and complex sentence structures.
Do you need me to check your punctuation, grammar and spelling? I can review your documents at short notice, improving overall readability and accuracy.
Do you need me to write your English language learning materials? I have wide experience in writing teacher guides, student books and workbooks for all levels.
Alex has a great attention to detail and is willing to explain any stylistic inconsistencies she encounters.– Fraser Barret, Compass Publishing 2020
Qualifications and training
- Word for Practical Editing (CIEP)
- A deeper dive into Avallain Author (ELTpp)
- An introduction to Avallain Author (ELTpp)
- Copyediting 1 (CIEP)
- Proofreading Headway (SfEP)
- Proofreading 1 (SfEP)
- Master of Arts in Education
- PGCE secondary school
- TEFL Diploma
- Bachelor of Arts: English, Visual Art and Theatre Studies
Why trust me?
I follow the CIEP code of practice and can send you a sample edit with a quote that justifies my fee, along with my terms and conditions. We would agree a contract (a simple email is fine) that reflects your preferences and the industry standards.
Do you need a proofreader or copyeditor?
Free samples of 300–500 words. Let’s find out if you and I are a good fit – I’ll show you what I can do. There’s no such thing as a silly question, ask away!
How much will this cost?
My rates vary according to your needs, please feel free to send me a sample and we can talk. As a guide, see the CIEP recommended rates here.