Copyeditor and proofreader

Hi, my name's Matt and I'm a copyeditor and proofreader based in Nottingham, UK. I specialise in IT as I spent 13 years in the industry, but I have worked with a wide range of clients and agencies, from lifestyle magazines to recruitment webzines to retail websites. If you write or create content or manage a team of writers, I can help make your copy shine!

First impressions are everything. And mistakes in your content undermine your message - that's a given. It's not just spelling, grammar and typographical errors I'm looking for, but also tone of voice being consistent and on-brand, and that there's a coherent narrative. My job is to ensure consumers are fully focused on the content of your writing and not the writing itself.

If you have a team of writers you may feel it's important they all write in a consistently uniform way, or you may want each writer's distinctive voice to show in their writing but ensure the content adheres to your publication's style. I can make this happen by the degree at which I apply style, tone of voice and grammatical rules. Whatever your subject, level of formality or media, I can help make your message stronger!

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You might be wondering why you should hire an experienced professional, when we live in an age of companies providing quick and cheap edits via the gig economy. These may at first seem to be a great money-saver, but it really is one of those cases where you get what you pay for. Unfortunately, the workers on these sites are not accredited or trained, they are paid by the word or by how many changes they make, and they are encouraged to churn through jobs as quickly as possible. I believe your writing is more important than this.

I am a member of the CIEP, comfortable in both British and American English and familiar with the major US and UK style guides. I also take pride in providing a personal touch. I carefully manage my client base so you can always be sure I am treating your content with the utmost care and highest priority. If you would like to find out more about my services, get a custom quote or have any questions, please get in touch!