Ms Linsay MacLean

LM Consulting
Job title
Membership Grade
Professional Member

About Linsay

0773 800 4513


Copyeditor and proofreader based on the beautiful island of Raasay in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland.

Whatever size or type your document may be, I work with you to ensure that it is the best it can be – checking for spelling, punctuation, grammar, layout and any other inconsistencies. I work on academic journal articles, marketing and promotional materials, theses, dissertations, web content and any other publications (printed or online) covering a wide range of subject areas.

I work with both individuals and companies and my marketing background in both the public and private sectors (over 25 years) has given me a wide breadth of experience of working on many types of documents.

I do a lot of copyediting and proofreading for authors for whom English is not their first language, and I also work with translation agencies to ensure translated works are in clear and correct English.

I also work with students with dyslexia, proofreading assignments from essays to dissertations.

I am an active member of the Edinburgh CIEP local group and a member of the Edinburgh Editors Network.

For more information, please email me at [email protected]


Journal articles, business documents, theses and dissertations, websites, text translated into English, personal communciations, marketing and promotional material, newsletters, reports, blog articles.

Qualifications and training

CIEP Word for Practical Editing
Basic Proofreading V5 (Publishing Training Centre)
CIM Advanced Certificate in Marketing
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Digital Promotion for Business
BSc Biological Sciences (Edin, 1990)


I have been freelance copyediting and proofreading since 2017, working on a wide range of documents including dissertations, theses, academic journal articles, website copy, business documents, and marketing and promotional materials. For many of my clients/authors, English is not their first language. I have worked with both individuals and organisations in both the UK and across the world. 


Recent and current clients include:

  • Buiro Thumaczen UZUS (translation agency)
  • Circularity Capital
  • Theorise Ltd
  • Individual undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Individual business owners.


'We have been working with Linsay for a number of years assisting Theorise by working with students with specific learning difficulties in further and higher education. Linsay has assisted these students with proof reading and editing assignments and dissertations across a wide array of subjects. Linsay is efficient, accurate and available at short notice making her an excellent asset to Theorise's support team.'

Dany Brunton, Director, Theorise Ltd

'I have been collaborating with Linsay since 2017. She regularly proofreads and copyedits all sorts of documents, such as research papers, books, website content and other materials concerning a wide range of topics. She checks them for grammatical, stylistic and logical correctness and makes sure they are written in error-free English. Numerous articles proofread by Linsay have been successfully published in renowned international journals with high impact factor. It can be said that she contributes to popularising the achievements of Polish researchers in the world. Linsay is professional and always sends documents on time. Her comments and suggestions are very helpful. Her kind and honest attitude to work is much appreciated. I highly recommend her editing services.'

Barbara Komorowska, UZUS Translation Agency, Poznań, Poland

'I have been using Linsay’s proofreading services for my student essay and was extremely happy with her work. She paid great attention to detail and her comments were very helpful to me. I would definitely recommend her to my fellow classmates and look forward to working with her on future assignments.'

Tim, MSc Behavioural Science student

'We have been using Linsay as our report proofreader through several reporting cycles. Our reports have a very wide audience and the content varies from narrative to data tables and graphs with a lot of comparable data across the report. Linsay’s attention to detail is excellent and her initial approach to understanding the house style was very welcome. It is a pleasure to work with Linsay, she is very reliable, provides a very consistent output and is extremely easy to communicate with. I would not hesitate to recommend her.'

Jenny Boyd, Circularity Capital, Edinburgh


Disclaimer note

The CIEP Directory of Editorial Services should be considered a point of first contact and prospective clients must satisfy themselves that members are capable of the work on offer. The Institute cannot be held responsible for the quality of work provided by any member listed in the directory. The members themselves are responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of their entries in the Directory and the CIEP has not made any attempt to vet them. The institute cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the Directory. Inclusion in the Directory as a freelance does not necessarily mean that the member is self-employed as defined by HM Revenue and Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions.


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