I offer friendly and professional proofreading, copy-editing and writing services, specialising in natural history and science.

As I writer myself, I understand the time and effort that goes into a piece of written work, and I aim to work with you to ensure that your work is as clean and clear as possible while still retaining your unique style and voice.

How can I help you?

I offer proofreading and copy-editing services for the following:

  • Books (fiction and non-fiction, including ebooks)
  • Coursework, dissertations and theses
  • Scientific papers
  • Websites
  • Magazines
  • Articles
  • Reports
  • Newsletters and brochures
  • Blogs

Depending on your requirements, I can work on paper using BSI proofreading symbols, or on-screen using the Track Changes function in Word or the comments and mark-up tools on PDFs. If you are not familiar with proofreading symbols, I can mark up your work in a way you are more comfortable with.

If your first language is not English, I can help edit your writing so that it reads as if it was written by a native speaker.

For websites, I also check that text is optimised for SEO and is web-friendly, and ensure that all links work and direct to the correct pages.

As a scientist myself, I am able to offer an extra level of expertise for science-related material, such as checking that Latin names have been used correctly, that referencing is accurate and consistent, and that any terminology used is correct.

Proofread or copy-edit?

If you are not sure whether you need your work proofread or copy-edited, or would like to know more about the different levels of editing I offer, please see my ‘Proofread or copy-edit?’ pages or get in touch to discuss your requirements.

To find out more about the value of having your writing professionally proofread or edited, see ‘Why edit?

Nature writing

I also offer nature writing services, including writing for articles, blogs, websites and books. Please see my nature writing page for more details.

Get a quote

My rates are competitive but vary depending on the work required – please see my rates page for more information and for details of my terms and conditions.

If you would like to discuss your particular project and get a no-obligation quote, please email me at or send me a message via my contact page.