Michele Howe

Professional Member
Location London
Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
LinkedIn Michele Howe
Twitter @mheditorial


  • Proofreading
  • Copy editing
  • Plain/clear English editing
  • English language editing
  • Web content editing


  • Books (non-fiction)
  • Business materials (annual reports, press releases, whitepapers etc.)
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Policy papers
  • Reports
  • Travel guides
  • Websites


  • Web editor and content creator on central and local government websites
  • Background in business-to-business journalism and English language teaching
  • Former magazine editor 


Recent clients include:

  • A financial regulator 
  • Advanced Communities
  • Ambitious About Autism
  • Children of the Mekong
  • Design & Build +
  • Digital Radish
  • Individuals (PhD students, independent authors of non-fiction books)
  • TEFL Online Academy
  • Together Group

Past clients include:

  • Central Office of Information 
  • Financial Times Business 
  • Hemming Group
  • Macmillan Cancer Support (via agency)
  • NCVO (via agency)
  • Plotr 
  • Ravensbourne


  • 2019: SFEP: Brush Up Your Grammar
  • 2018: SFEP: Proofreading 2; attendance at SFEP conference  
  • 2017: Publishing Training Centre: Basic Proofreading, Grammar at Work
  • 2016: Plain English Campaign: Plain English 


  • Business/business studies (B2B)
  • Careers
  • Design
  • Education
  • E-learning
  • English language teaching (ELT)
  • Government
  • Health
  • Investment
  • Italy
  • Journalism
  • Language
  • Local government
  • Management
  • Technology and telecommunications
  • Tourism/travel (France, Italy, the UAE, Hong Kong)


  • BA Hons English & European Literature
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Magazine Journalism
  • Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)


I am fluent in Italian and have a good level of French. 


Michele has a great eye for detail. She is very fast and went above and beyond what was asked of her. I would definitely use her services again.

Brad F., Together Group (proofreading a presentation)

Michele was extremely quick and kept me very well updated with her progress. I would definitely use her again in the future.

Charlotte L., Ambitious about Autism (proofreading an annual report)

Highly recommend Michele. Very good, quick service; valuable information; detailed recommendations to improve my work.

A. Alkhaldi, (proofreading a PhD paper)

Thanks for your work over both weeks, Michele. You were excellent and everybody is very happy with your efforts.

Jermaine I., managing editor, The Hemming Group (sub-editing shifts)

I was so pleased to engage Michele as an editor. As a novice writer, I found her suggestions for improved readability and bringing out  my author's voice particularly insightful. She has a keen eye for spotting possible reader queries and reactions and I found myself with a final copy that was lean and so much easier to read.

Theresa B., independent author of a non-fiction book (copy editing)