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FELICITY YAU
PROOFREADING AND EDITING SERVICES

“I provide the crucial last check before submission and publication, ensuring there are no grammatical, typographical or spelling errors and that the language style gives clarity and meaning.”

ABOUT ME

I am a freelance proofreader and copy-editor. I hold a Certificate in Proofreading and Editing with the College of Media and Publishing (CMP) and a Certificate in Proofreading Theses and Dissertations with the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) of which I am an entry level member. I also obtained a BA (Hons) French Studies at the University of Portsmouth, and speak and write French to a high level.

I proofread and copy-edit text, enhancing the quality of English and ensuring that sentences read clearly and fluently. With a background in academic studies, I have a particular interest in proofreading coursework and dissertations for undergraduates, and copy-editing theses, research proposals and research papers for postgraduates and PhD students. My main subject interests are: history; philosophy; economics; politics; literature; linguistics and modern foreign languages. My services are particularly valuable to foreign students with difficulties expressing themselves in written English.

With experience in proofreading and copy-editing websites and other documents, I also offer my services to individuals and businesses.


MY SERVICES

Proofreading

  • Amendments to grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Highlighting inconsistencies and repetition in paragraphs.
  • Identifying errors in referencing and footnotes.
  • Basic document format.

Editing

  • Amendments to spelling, grammar and document lay-out.
  • Re-structuring sentences and paragraphs to improve flow of the text.
  • Changes to vocabulary to ensure a consistent academic tone is used throughout the work.
  • Provision of comments and suggestions for making improvements.

I prefer to work digitally using Microsoft Word Track Changes and Adobe Acrobat Reader but I am also able to use traditional manuscripts.

I work remotely with most clients but can also meet face-to-face.


client base

Academics

Essays, Assignments, Dissertations, Theses & University Applications

Businesses

Websites, Articles, Press Releases, Blogs, Presentations & Advertisements

Individuals

CVs, Resumes & Cover Letters

“Very good service, quickly returned. Will use again.
Thanks”

Peter Nettle

“Fantastic service, solid, clear, communication throughout. Delivered on time and competitively priced. Highly recommended, I will be using this service again.”

Robert Morris