|Location||PS Editorial Services, Wells, Somerset|
Services: • copy-editing • proofreading • linguistic editing/rewriting • multimedia/online functionality testing • Americanizing • anglicizing • reference-checking • slide/poster checking • style formatting • MS PowerPoint • MS Word • MS Excel • Adobe Acrobat
Books, company literature, encyclopaedias, illustrated books, academic journals, newsletters, online materials, websites, ebooks, theses, dissertations, slide decks, presentations, virtual conferences, posters
Qualifications and awards
BSc (Hons) Food Science/Nutrition & Environmental Biology
Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)
Freelance since 1996; Journal Production Editor, Elsevier Science, 1992–96
Existing and Previous Clients
Oxford Pharmagenesis, Havas Lynx, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, British Medical Journal, TVF Communications, CMC Connect, Health Interactions, British Psychological Society, MediTech Media, Caudex, Commutateur, SciMentum, Articulate Science, Excerpta Medica, Bioscientifica, Lighthouse Medical Communications, Synergy, emotive, Helios, Lucid, Elsevier Science, National Geographic Education, Harcourt Health Sciences, HarperCollins, Kluwer Academic, Royal Society of Chemistry, Society for General Microbiology, Taylor & Francis, Butterworth-Heinemann, Charlesworth, De Gruyter, Wiley-Blackwell
Healthcare, microbiology, pharmacology, immunology, agriculture/farming (crops/crop protection, sciences), biology (freshwater/marine, molecular/cell), botany, chemistry, conservation (green issues), diet/nutrition, earth sciences (geochemistry, marine science/oceanography, soil science), ecology, environmental studies, food and drink (safety), food science/technology, genetics, psychology, zoology
With a wealth of experience in publishing, I provide the highest-quality editing service for my clients. I have been working as a full-time copy-editor and proofreader for more than 30 years, and my clients have included a large number of publishing and medcomms companies in the UK and worldwide. I copy-edit and proofread in a number of software environments, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Acrobat. I am also proficient in editing texts written by authors whose first language is not English, and all my work for clients is treated with the highest confidentiality.
- Longstanding Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading in the UK and adherent of the Institute’s Code of Practice.
- Ability to work at short notice and to meet short deadlines.
- Professionally insured.
- Extensive editorial experience in many subject areas.
- Proven experience and advanced proficiency in editing English texts by ESL authors.
- Highly commended by existing and previous clients.
- An in-depth understanding of the English language to help clients communicate with clarity in the written word.
My website provides more detailed information on my experience and services, including lists of previous publications that I have edited or proofread and a large number of testimonials from previous and existing clients. Examples of my work are available upon request.
Paul's work is always first class. His attention to detail is excellent, and he can always be relied upon to stick to strict deadlines and still deliver work to a high standard.
Carl Saxton, Senior Editor (Science), Cambridge University Press
Paul provides an excellent copy editing and proofreading service. He is very flexible and able to accommodate shifting deadlines and last minute requests, but still maintaining a very high quality of work.
Beth Elam, Editorial Project Manager at the Nucleus Group
I have had the privilege of working with Paul on different projects in the past year. He is a highly skilled editor with a very keen eye for consistency and he delivered with fast turnaround times. I would work with him again without question. It was also good to learn a few new editorial skills.
Tim Stentiford, Regional Editorial Lead/Chief Medical Writer at MediTech Media
I've worked with many editors and copy editors in the past, and Paul is one of the best in his field, no doubt. Not only did Paul catch errors in my manuscript that I never noticed (and I went over that thing very, very, very carefully numerous times), but he also asked for clarification regarding passages in my manuscript that got me to think, 'This guy can follow fairly dense and technical stuff that's not familiar to him.' Further, the manner in which he presented questions in a spreadsheet-like form, as well as his prompt responsiveness via email, indicated to me that he's a well-organized person.
Robert Arp, Analyst and Technical Writer
Paul delivers a high-quality edit, always on time and always in compliance with the guidelines set forth in the request. It is a pleasure working with Paul; I highly recommend him as an editor for any med affairs or publication assets.
Alexandra Davis, Senior Medical Editor at CMC Connect
Paul provided excellent quality work on proofreading and copyediting projects. His work was always timely and produced to a high standard. I would certainly work with him again in the near future.
Susan Saboo, Director Editorial Operations at KnowledgePoint360 Group