Mr Peter Moorby

Job title
Membership Grade
Professional Member

About Peter

I provide publishers, packagers, businesses and authors with careful, timely proofreading. I have seven years in-house experience in publishing: I worked as a Production Assistant at the Royal Chemistry Society, Production Editor (Journals) at Cambridge University Press, and then on children’s fiction for the LEGO Group.

As a freelancer I’ve worked on range of projects including: academic multi-author and single-author books in the humanities and social sciences; non-fiction, fiction and YA fiction; travel guides; and annual reports/ESG reporting.I also regularly collate proof corrections for academic journal articles.

Born in the UK, I have lived in Denmark and Germany and now live in Spain.


Freelance since 2018

The LEGO Group, Denmark: Editorial Coordinator 2016–2018

Cambridge University Press: Production Editor 2012–2016

Royal Society of Chemistry: Publishing Assistant 2011–2012


Proofreading PDFs (PTC) 2023

The Art of Querying (CIEP) 2021

Essential Proofreading – Merit (PTC) 2020-2021


Bradt Guides
Clean Copy
Dorling Kindersley
Duke University Press
Edward Elgar Publishing
Elliott & Thompson
Flag Communications
Heidelberg University Press
River Publishers
Sunrise Setting
Westchester Publishing Services UK
Whole New Chapter
Write Business Results


(BA) English Literature with Creative Writing

CELTA English Teaching Qualification


See examples of my freelance and in-house work at


“Peter Moorby, the proofreader, deserves a special mention for his unrivalled diligence, consistency, understanding for the substance and respect for the author”

Marco Sassòli, Professor of International Law, University of Geneva, in the acknowledgements of International Humanitarian Law: Rules, Controversies, and Solutions to Problems Arising in Warfare, 2nd edition (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2024).



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