Copyeditor, proofreader: academic and general non-fiction (music and humanities); children’s fiction. Lover of macros and keyboard shortcuts.
- Working knowledge of French, Spanish and German
- Theses and dissertations
Freelance since 2017
- Copyediting Headway (SfEP) Year: 2019
- Practical Markup of PDFs (SfEP) Year: 2019
- Introduction to Copyediting (SfEP) Year: 2017
- Editing and Proofreading Music (SfEP) Year: 2016
- Basic Proofreading (PTC – Merit) Year: 2014
Taylor & Francis
Birmingham City Council
Cardiff University School of Music: PhD candidates
Music (musicology, classical, history of music, education, piano, notation, religious/worship)
Academic non-fiction (music, humanities)
General non-fiction (self-help, wellbeing)
BA in Music
I recently commissioned Karen to proofread a project for me in my current role. Having worked with a wide variety of freelance proofreaders in my seven years working in the publishing industry, I personally would have no reservations in recommending her work, which was of high standard. The project was returned both on budget and on schedule, with an excellent list of author queries which proved invaluable in typing up loose ends and improving the overall text. The authors commented that Karen's proofread had added considerable value to the text.
Production editor, academic publisher
Karen was recommended to me to proofread my PhD thesis and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Karen was extremely diligent with the task in hand, always happy to answer my many, many questions, and completed the job within schedule and to a standard I could never have achieved alone. In fact, her devotion to the work went far beyond the words themselves; her seemingly encyclopaedic knowledge of all things written aided me in producing a beautifully presented thesis which was attractive to look at and as clear and well articulated as possible! I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Karen!
Matthew Bromley, PhD candidate