With over 30 years’ experience in publishing and education worldwide, I am your flexible, approachable and creative wordsmith. 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 and am an intermediate 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 has a great attention to detail and is willing to explain any stylistic inconsistencies she encounters.– Fraser Barret, Compass Publishing 2020
Do you need me to tidy up your blog, creative writing or thesis? I can sensitively re-phrase your words so that they flow more naturally for the reader. 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 is extremely professional, and, at the same time, friendly and accessible. My novel has been a work in progress for a very long time. I gave her a manuscript that had undergone a number of iterations and desperately needed help!– Trudy Nixon, author
Qualifications and training
- Word for Practical Editing (CIEP)
- Avallain digital platform
- Copyediting (CIEP)
- Proofreading (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 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. See CIEP recommended rates here.