Myriam Birch (MB Editing)

Location Cheshire, UK
Twitter @MBEditingonline
Skype mbediting


  • Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)
  • Over 10 years' experience 
  • First Class BA + MA from the University of Oxford in Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Proofreading/copy-editing certifications from the SfEP and Chapterhouse Publishing
  • Specialises in: social sciences, popular science, telecoms, finance, fiction, art, photography
  • UK/US English, incl. copy-editing/proofreading of French to English translations
  • IT tools: Windows/Office 2010, PDF-Xchange Editor, PerfectIt


Amadeus – travel IT

Babylon Translations – translations/business & finance

Berlekom & Co. AB – asset management

Birddog – telecoms

Bloomsbury/Sigma – popular science

Bruce & Broek – M&As

CICRP – heritage conservation

Cocota Studio – graphic design

CM-Equity – asset management

Editions Addictives (Multimedia Press) – fiction/romance

Enago – academic/various

ETLS – farming equipment

Forum: Qualitative Social Research – sociology

Goldsmiths University of London – ethnology

Impact Research – market research (utilities)

Informa (Intellectual Property Magazine) – law

Instant Offices – marketing

Journal für Psychologie (Freie Universität Berlin) – psychology


LCI Proofreading – academic/various

Nokia – telecom

Nokia Bell Labs – telecom

Robert Rose Publications – cookery

SKIRA Publications – fine arts & photography

Spot On Publishing – snowboarding

Supreme CVs/The CV Writers – CVs

The Eyes – photography

The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) – press releases

Travod – translations/various

Ubiqus (Tectrad) – translations/business & finance

UK Best Web Developers – marketing


Myriam Birch is valued member of the FQS editorial team, with a keen insight into what authors (especially non-native speakers) intend to express. Her academic knowledge and background is highly relevant, allowing her to edit for content and logic as well as language. She has a feel for the subtleties of the English language and produces high-quality copy. Would not hesitate to recommend her.

Katja Mruck, Editor in Chief, Forum: Qualitative Social Research

Myriam has worked on a number of titles for Bloomsbury Wildlife and has consistently impressed me with her knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail, along with her excellent communication skills and ability to meet deadlines. She is very reliable and conscientious and I would highly recommend her for editing work.

Jenny Campbell, Editor, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Myriam has proved to be precise and exacting in her editing and has demonstrated great ability to undertake a wide variety of projects and keep to tight deadlines. At all times presents an exceptionally high standard of work and the feedback received from my clients has always been excellent. Myriam’s grasp of the finer technicalities of the English language is outstanding and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Liz Gill, General Manager, LCI Proofreading

Conscientious and efficient, Myriam Birch is a dependable resource for the quality control of our documents. We have built a solid relationship of trust with her. She has also been very flexible in her availability for urgent projects to be worked on in the evenings and weekends.

Head of Proofreading & Quality Control, Tectrad (Ubiqus)

I am very satisfied with Myriam Birch’s translation and editing services, she is punctual, thorough and professional, always trying to achieve the highest quality of service and very pleasant to work with.

Renan Guillory, Project Manager, Babylon Translations

Having personally worked with Myriam and seen a lot of her writings, I would recommend MB Editing for all proofreading and editing services. Good work Myriam.

Brandon Sandler, Owner, UK Best Web Developers

Myriam is a highly professional writer and editor. I have given her a lot of work over the last few years and she has always produced excellent work in a timely fashion. She has a good eye for detail and will do a 100% accurate job. Myriam is easy to work with because you know that the writing will be flawlessly perfect. Great results, expert, good value.

Jackie Hurst, Director, The CV Writers/Supreme CVs