|Location||Burgess Hill, Mid Sussex|
I provide a friendly and efficient copyediting and proofreading service for publishers, organisations, students, and academics.
Whatever you are writing or publishing, I can help ensure it is clear and accurate. I have edited and proofread a variety of formats and styles, including academic and reference texts, government policy documents, online teaching materials, and business reports.
I am conscientious in my approach and sensitive to clients’ requirements. I have worked on text by writers with dyslexia or with English as a second language. I have also worked on highly confidential items, following strict security protocols and understanding the need to act with complete discretion.
In editing academic and reference material, my main subject focus is on law and social sciences, drawing on the knowledge gained from my academic and professional background in these areas. I frequently work with Oxford (Hart’s/OSCOLA) and APA referencing styles, as well as (or in combination with) other publisher or bespoke house styles.
If you need a fresh pair of eyes, do not have enough spare time to carry out checks yourself, or are looking for an expert to amend errors, improve clarity, and apply a house style, please get in touch for a free, no-obligation discussion about how I could help you, or see my website for further details.
- Substantive editing
- Editing non-native English
- Website editing
- Books (including multi-author / edited volumes)
- Government reports
- Distance-learning materials
- Business reports
Law (civil; crime; employment; European/EU; international/comparative; property, including intellectual property; wills, intestacy & probate)
Social sciences (crime & criminology; discrimination; gender studies; women's issues/studies; housing policy; human rights; international relations; social policy; sociology)
Government (British; legislation; parliamentary procedure; public administration)
Education (policy & planning; school governance)
Freelance copyeditor & proofreader since 2017
Freelance student supervisor (research projects), BPP Law School, 2017–2020
Policy manager (civil law), Ministry of Justice, 2010–2016
School governor of primary school, 2008–2016
Training & CPD
SfEP/CIEP Annual Conferences 2018, 2019, 2020
Grammar Day (British Library) 2019
Copy-editing 2 (SfEP) 2017
Proofreading 1 (SfEP) 2017
Brush up your grammar (SfEP) 2017
Oxford University Press
Newgen Publishing UK (Taylor & Francis Group/Routledge, University of Law, Globe Law and Business)
Penguin Random House (Vintage Classics, Chatto & Windus)
Criminal Law & Philosophy Journal
Individual authors (academic, fiction, business)
Amanda Anstee was excellent in every way; she kept strictly to time, she found tiny mistakes at which authors marvelled, she made helpful suggestions when there were options for solving a problem and she responded rapidly to any queries from us.
We have collectively published more than 25 books with a series of major publishers and we currently edit two international journals, but we have never come across a copy-editor of this quality.
Malcolm Coulthard, Alison May & Rui Sousa-Silva, editors of The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics (2nd edn, Routledge)
Thanks for all your hard work.... It’s been a pleasure working with you and I appreciate your close and perceptive read of the prose throughout. You made the copyediting process seamless and enjoyable!
Andrew R. Hom, author of International Relations and the Problem of Time (OUP)
Thank you so much for your brilliant and efficient work on this. It has been a real pleasure to work with you.
Julie Allen, editor of The World Yearbook of Education 2020: Schooling, Governance and Inequalities (Routledge)
Amanda Anstee is a professional, honest and accomplished proof reader. Gives excellent feedback and advice to move work and projects forward. I would recommend Amanda.
JM Lazell, independent author