These people are all known to me and recommended by me for various services.

Writers, especially fiction writers, should all look at the great advice on both writing and marketing on Joanna Penn’s website. Click here to visit The Creative Penn.

Recommended proofreaders, editors and transcribers

These people are personally known to me – and I work with the last company. I can’t guarantee their rates or standards and you enter into any agreement at your own risk, of course:

Laura Ripper – Very experienced with non-native speakers including Chinese students and qualified in Plain English. Offers English writing coaching.

Karen White –  English Language Teaching (ELT), social media and company websites/literature

Tammy Ditmore – Based in the US, editing nonfiction–everything from academic to memoir to self-help. Particularly experienced in Christian topics and topics on aging.

Catherine Doran – Student dissertations and theses a speciality, other non-fiction work.

Steve Johnson – fiction and general non-fiction editing.

Brendan O’Brien – Editing and proof reading: all areas of non-fiction, especially science, history, psychology, biography, social sciences, Irish interest and sport. Indexing.

Charlotte Baker – Experienced working with students and offers student coaching. Also offers transcription.

Sophie Playle – Fiction from manuscript review to line editing.

Liz Hudson – Academic copy-editing (humanities) plus reports, novels, and trade non-fiction. Project management of book production for  trade publishers  (i.e. development edit, copy-edit, typeset, proof, and output print-ready files).

Jane Badger – Very experienced proofreader.

Linda Bates – Experienced with student work and fiction, including science fiction and fantasy.

Catherine Fitzsimons – Fiction services including manuscript reports

Katharine d’Souza – Fiction services including manuscript reports

David Powning – Fiction services

Sebastian Manley – Academic books and articles, business reports and commercial publications

Enid Rosenthiel – based in the US and works in US and UK English

Student Proofreading – ethical and trustworthy company, with statements on plagiarism in their FAQs.

Mel Carlisle – works with charities, offering copywriting, editing, newsletter production, etc.

Katie Baker – transcription services

Amelia Wilson – localisation and non-native English editing

Other recommended freelancers / companies

Sam Wall Design & Illustration – book covers, logos, bookmarks, business cards…

Alison Thompson at The Proof Fairy – self-publishing packages, blog writing services, e-book formatting

Linda White at Coinlea Services – print book formatting and e-book formatting

Thinking of self-publishing your book? Talk to YouCaxton who offer Print-on-Demand services; better value than printing thousands of copies (do tell them I sent you as I will then get a recommender’s fee!)

If you’re looking for German to English translation, especially of technical documents, I recommend Sian Edwards.

Need a Virtual Assistant to parachute into your office and sort out your admin needs? I recommend Bernadette Jones at first4admin

Silicon Bullet – great personalised IT consultancy and business systems support including SAGE products

For websites and other online design, I can recommend Nathan Littleton at Future Visions

Recognition Express – branded promotional goods and design

Recommended resources

Great resource list for entrepreneurs from Jan Moran


Contact me if you’d like to know about proofreading in languages other than English.

Contact me via email or via my contact form.
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