- Professional Member of the CIEP
- Fifteen years' experience
- 1st Class BA/MA from the University of Oxford (Archaeology & Anthropology)
- Proofreading/copyediting certifications from the CIEP and Chapterhouse Publishing
- Specialisations: telecoms, business, social sciences, art, photography, fiction
- UK/US English and French-to-English translations
- Tools: Word Track Changes, PDF-Xchange Editor Plus, PerfectIt
Amadeus Group IT
Berkeley Research Group (UK) Ltd
Berlekom & Co. AB
Bruce & Broek
Editions Addictives (Multimedia Press)
Forum: Qualitative Social Research
Goldsmiths University of London
Informa (Intellectual Property Magazine)
Journal für Psychologie (Freie Universität Berlin)
Nokia Bell Labs
The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (now the CIEP)
Myriam has now copyedited three books for us, and is due to start a fourth. She has been excellent to work with – very thorough and efficient. She is flexible and always delivers on time and to brief.
Commissioning Editor, Bloomsbury Sigma
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.
Editor, Bloomsbury Wildlife
Our partnership with Myriam goes back years. She works on our speeches, results, reports, presentations and articles, many of which are highly technical. She works to an exceptionally high standard, often with tight deadlines and texts that are changing until the last minute. She has been a lifesaver.
CEO Communications team, Nokia
We’ve relied on Myriam’s copyediting work since our Amadeus Global Report 2014. She’s a great professional and she perfectly understands our need for flexibility and adaptability to changes. Her attention to detail and expertise are not easy to find nowadays!
Sustainability Project Manager, Amadeus IT Group
Myriam has collaborated with Skira for the copyediting and proofreading of English texts for several art books and exhibition catalogues over the past few years. Her work is rigorous, with great attention to detail. Myriam’s comments and suggestions are very pertinent and show an understanding of the subject matter. She is always very responsive and reliable, making it a pleasure to work with her.
Editorial Director, Skira Publishing
It is very pleasant and reassuring to work with Myriam Birch. She is a reliable and conscientious person. Every job is handed in on time. She produces high-quality work and is always ready to help or improve the quality of our texts. We are very satisfied with her work.
Commissioning Editor, Éditions Addictive (Multimedia Press)
Myriam is a trustworthy collaborator. Not only is she a great professional – able to edit complex texts, apply the required tone to corporate messages and come up with creative copy – but she is extremely organised and always delivers on time. We have worked with her on a variety of projects, from travel tech companies to the website of our own creative agency, and the result has always been fabulous.
Managing Director, Cocota Studio
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.
Editor-in-Chief, Forum: Qualitative Social Research
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.
Project Manager, Babylon Translations
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.
General Manager, LCI Proofreading
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.
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.
Director, The CV Writers/Supreme CVs