Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson

Bespoke Proofreading

& Editing Services

 

Laura Anderson

Bespoke Proofreading

& Editing Services

 

 

 

About Me

 

Qualifications and studies

  • Trained in proofreading and copy-editing. Certificate of competence held
  • Certificate in Creative Writing, University of Sheffield
  • Certificate in Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield
  • Certificate in Film and Theatre Studies, University of Sheffield
  • Victorian History, and The Arts studied with the Open University
  • Part-way through a degree course in the Social Sciences with the Open University
 

 

My specialisms and interests

  • Victorian history
  • social history
  • politics & current affairs
  • film
  • the arts
  • the social sciences and humanities
  • psychology
  • animal welfare
  • biochemistry – esp. amino acids
  • complementary medicine and therapies
  • health & nutrition
  • food and drink
  • all fiction

Please note: I will work on most texts but I do not work on technical manuals, physics papers or those containing mathematical language. (If you are looking for a proofreader who specialises in one of these fields, I can advise you if you contact me.)

 

Mini bio

I learned to read from newspapers at the age of three. Plainly, I was so drawn to words that I couldn’t wait until starting school and reading Noddy books.

Proofreading evoked my curiosity when, as a teenager, I worked on a regional newspaper. But seventeen seemed too young to think about a career, so I saved my earnings and travelled.

After my share of thoroughly uninspiring jobs (mixing cement on a building site, for one), I was employed by a graphic design company. Subsequently, I found uniquely interesting work at a London art studio, making props for television, film, theatre and theme parks.

While working within the health food industry, I started studying with the Open University, just for pleasure. A few moves later, still with a zest for words and, by now, having spent several contented years as a bookseller, I decided to continue my education with a view to working with words. And so, Bespoke Proofreading & Editing Services came about.

 

© Laura Anderson, Bespoke Proofreading & Editing Services, 2017