Maria Waite

Professional Member
Location MLW Proofreading, BIDFORD-ON-AVON, Warwickshire
Telephone 01789 772 431
Mobile 07944 615 688
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  • Proofreading
  • On-screen proofreading
  • Proof-editing
  • Ebook checking and uploading to online platforms


  • Books - including ebooks
  • Websites
  • Newsletters
  • Multi-author books
  • Business documents


Freelance since 2012

Recent training

  • Editing for the Web (copyediting master class)
  • Macro training (one-day course in Birmingham)
  • Brush up your grammar (SfEP online course) 
  • Basic proofreading by distance learning – merit (Publishing Training Centre) 


  • SRA Books
  • Stoneworks Education
  • Crime Scene Books
  • Kernu
  • Live for Now Publishing


I am happy to discuss work in any subject area, but the following are examples of areas where I have particular experience:

  • Business: business growth; emotional resilience; financial forecasting; leadership; marketing; networking; property investment; presenting and public speaking; publishing; sales; SME growth; succession planning; governance
  • Cookery: freefrom Italian
  • Fiction: adult; crime; historical romance; romance
  • Interior Design
  • Personal Development:  authenticity; charisma; leadership
  • Self-help: equine assisted therapy; mind management; mindfulness; psychology; wellbeing
  • Sport: walking guide


Maria is a thorough proofreader who doesn't do anything half-heartedly. She cares about the little things and takes every project seriously so you know you will come out with the best book possible. Her attention to detail is astounding and her knowledge of the language is impressive as well. Often she finds things that I wouldn't have even guessed were wrong, but then she quotes Hart's Rules or Judith Butcher and I get put in my place real quick.

Kelly Mundt, Project Manager, SRA Books