Laurie Duboucheix-Saunders

Advanced Professional Member
Location LDS Editorial Services, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UK (please email me for full address)
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Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading

Member of the Translators Association

Experienced freelance proofreader, copyeditor and translator (French and English)
Meticulous with details
Adaptable, self-disciplined and reliable


  • Proofreading English and/or French texts
  • Copyediting English and/or French texts
  • Editing non-native English
  • Translating (French to English and English to French)
  • Translation checking/editing
  • Copy preparation (pre-submission)
  • References, citations and bibliography


French as a Foreign Language
French GCSE and A-level
Education and Teaching
Literature Studies
Eighteenth-Century Studies
Critical Thinking and Philosophy
Women Studies
Early Years

Recent clients

Oriel Square Limited
Young Lives
Educational Company of Ireland (Edco)
Scholastic – Mary Glasgow Magazines
Hodder Education
Voltaire Foundation
John Murray Learning
Cambridge University Press
Collins Learning
Palgrave Macmillan
Psychology Press
Saxon Graphics
Private/non-publisher clients


  • Efficient Editing: Strategies and Tactics (CIEP, February 2021)
  • Various workshops and seminars at SfEP annual conferences 2009-2020
  • Editing for Fiction (SfEP professional development day, June 2016)
  • Project Management (SfEP, Jan 2015)
  • Onscreen Copy-editing II (SfEP, Jul 2014)
  • Onscreen Copy-editing I (SfEP, Jun 2013)
  • Professional Copy-editing (SfEP, Feb 2013)
  • Problems with Proofreading (SfEP, Jun 2010)
  • Introduction to Copy-editing (SfEP, May 2010)
  • Introduction to Proofreading (SfEP, Feb 2009)
  • Rights Selling (Publishing Training Centre, Oct 2008)


Master II recherches/MPhil in English (Mention Très Bien/First) - Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle

Maîtrise d’Anglais/MA in English (Mention Bien/2.1) - Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle  

Licence d’Anglais/BA in English and Licence de Lettres Modernes/BA in French - Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle

Citation styles


I am willing to work with other citation styles too.


Laurie is a conscientious and meticulous proofreader - she took the time to make sure everything was done to a high standard and thought carefully about solutions.

Keira Moulding, Research and Communications Editor at Oriel Square Limited

(November 2020)

Laurie is an excellent and meticulous French proofreader and I have no hesitation endorsing her skills, she is a key member of our French Magazine team at Mary Glasgow Magazines, delivering teen language magazines.

Nicolle Thomas, Creative Manager at Scholastic

(April 2020)

I worked with Laurie on a French language school textbook for Irish students doing their Transition Year entitled Revue. I found her to be an excellent editor – meticulous, conscientious, hard-working and patient! It was a pleasure to work with her and I would highly recommend her.

Julie O’Shea, Project Editor, The Educational Company of Ireland

(March 2020)

I have known Laurie for some years and frequently noted her determination, reliability and readiness to take on challenging work, so she was the obvious choice when I needed a dissertation to be checked. She was, as I expected, frankly, meticulous and thorough, several times checking back with me to ensure that the citations, always my bugbear, were fully correct and properly formatted. She is perceptive and thoughtful in her approach to her work, fully bilingual in English and French, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Many thanks for all her support.

Gillian M Othen MA (Warwick), 'Outside the “Continuous Tradition”: Shakespeare in North Midland Civic Theatres in the 1966-67 season,' for the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham

(January 2019)

I worked with Laurie over many years whilst at the Voltaire Foundation, specifically in relation to the series ‘Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment’. Laurie consistently copy-edited and proofread manuscripts and texts to an extremely high standard; she has a keen eye for detail in both English and French, is very clear in her queries, and can swiftly interpret and implement complex house styles. I was very satisfied with Laurie’s work.

Lyn Roberts, previously Senior Publishing Manager, Voltaire Foundation, now Senior Managing Editor, Lion Hudson Ltd

(September 2018)

Laurie is a thorough and conscientious proofreader with great communication skills who works well to deadlines.

Sarah (MacBean) Green, previously Senior Commissioning Editor at Hodder Education, now Freelance Publisher and Project Manager

(September 2011)