Mrs Sarah Freshwater

07557 642185
Pearl Editorial
Pearl Editorial
Membership Grade
Advanced Professional Member

About Sarah


Proofreader of non-fiction (humanities and social sciences) and fiction.

I work with a wide range of clients including publishers (both large and small, independent houses), businesses and charitable organisations.

Previously, I had a 27-year career in banking where I specialised in the fields of regulation, compliance and anti-money laundering, and worked in a highly pressurised environment to tight deadlines. I was involved in the drafting, editing and proofreading of enhanced due diligence reports, policies, procedures, manuals, and various forms of banking documentation. This background, together with my well-organised, meticulous and methodical nature, means my clients can be assured of a reliable and high-quality service.

Please see my website for further information or contact me to discuss your project.

Qualifications, Training and CPD

  • A Copy Editor's Guide to Working With Typesetters (PTC) 2019
  • Copy-editing: Mentoring (SfEP) 2019
  • Practical Markup of PDFs (SfEP) 2019
  • Mastering Styles and Templates ( 2019
  • Advanced PerfectIt (Cadman Training) 2018
  • Copy-editing 3: Progress (SfEP) 2018
  • Editing with Word (SfEP) 2018
  • Practical mark-up of PDFs (SfEP) 2017
  • Indexing Basics (Society of Indexers) 2017
  • Copy-editing 2: Headway (SfEP) 2016
  • Copy-editing 1: Introduction (SfEP) 2015
  • Proofreading 3: Mentoring (SfEP) 2014
  • Digital proofreading (PTC) 2014
  • Proofreading 2: Progress (SfEP) 2014
  • Basic proofreading by distance learning (PTC) 2013

I have also attended the 2015, 2016 and 2018 SfEP conferences.


History (general, local, British, military/defence, social, economic, political, World War I, World War II, heritage, genealogy/family), humanities/social sciences (anthropology, archaeology, geography, demography, linguistics, politics, political science, crime and criminology, cultural studies, education, communication studies, urban and rural studies, rural development, sociology, behavioural science, ethics), finance (economics, banking, investment, trading, financial services, international financial services, mortgages, personal finance, anti-money laundering, regulatory matters, enforcement, enhanced due diligence, fraud, bribery, corruption, sanctions, suspicious transaction monitoring), business management/studies(human resources management, international human resources management, organisational behaviour, marketing, marketing research, management and leadership, corporate social responsibility, events management), self-help/personal development, conservation (countryside, nature, wildlife), environmental studies, heritage, leisure and outdoor pursuits, tourism and travel, sport (cricket, cycling, walking), fiction/non-fiction (popular, history, military history, travel, crime, thriller, mystery, suspense, memoirs, biography, autobiography, romance)


Books (fiction and non-fiction), educational material, company literature, procedural documents, promotional material, due diligence reports, manuals, magazines, newsletters, websites/blogs, CVs, LinkedIn profiles, job application/covering letters


  • Rethink Press (120+ books)
  • Taylor & Francis (Routledge/Focal Press)
  • Harriman House
  • Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Out of House Publishing
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Sandstone Press
  • Carlton Books
  • Book Guild Ltd



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