My Work Portfolio

‘I would highly recommend Paula for any proofreading task.’ MF, Enterprise Education Manager.

I really enjoy reading and editing fresh scientific research and helping the author to make their work appeal to a wider audience. I’ve worked with a number of publishing house style guides, often within tight delivery deadlines. From my civil service career, I am mindful of the importance of plain English and consistency of style in business documents; helping to make your documents accessible to all staff. Lastly, I enjoy supporting people that want to further their careers or branch out to a different one – with eight seconds to make an impression, the content of your CV or personal statement is important!

Below are examples of my work and who I have worked for…

Proof-editing postgraduate science and business theses and dissertations for a number of university students for whom English was not their first language or they had a learning difficulty. These included Manchester University, Glasgow University, the University of the West of Scotland and London South Bank University.

Subeditor for the quarterly journal of The Institution of Environmental Sciences (environmental SCIENTIST) from 2016 to 2018, copyediting draft articles on the latest environmental science research and proofreading the final proof.

Copyediting and proofreading journal articles for academic publishing houses such as Taylor & Francis, and for individual international university academics such as the University of Malaya.

Copywriting, copyediting and proofreading business documents, business plans, press releases, interviews and websites for small businesses. I have enjoyed worked for AIMS Accountants for Businesses on several occasions; my most recent piece was a pen picture for a local accountant.

Technical writing of occupational health and environmental management research reports, strategy and policy for the UK civil service for 22 years. I presented my research at two international conferences and I was the lead for waste and environmental management systems for a central government department.

Proofreading personal documents, such as CVs and personal statements for job applications.

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