I am a qualified editor and proofreader with a proven track record of delivering the highest quality results over many years. I guarantee to provide a personal, friendly and supportive service. Please look at my testimonials to find out what some of my clients have said about me.
"Helen's friendly approach and professionalism in her proofreading and editing services made it a pleasure to work with her from the start. She provided helpful communication, comments and advice, kept on schedule, and most of all, I was delighted with her work."
I specialise in all levels of fiction editing. Please contact me to talk about how I can help you to get your novel ready for publication.
I also work on blogs, business reports and non-fiction.
If English is your second language I will help you to create writing that is grammatically correct, clearly expressed and in an appropriate style.
I am very lucky to be based in Cumbria on the edge of the beautiful Lake District.
I have clients from all over the world and love the variety of my work.
"The quality of Helen's work is excellent and my writing has improved as a result of working with her. I can write a good story, Helen turns it into a great book."
What's in a name?
I chose the name Proofreadextra because my business provides extras all the way – quality, service, speed and reliability.
I have extensive experience in both editing and proofreading over many years. I love working with the written word and helping others to communicate more effectively.
"It’s particularly important to me to feel supported in my work – not criticised – and I have found that Helen's feedback is always positive, well-targeted and respectful of the creative process. I have found her guidance and advice to be helpful, informative and educational."
Qualifications and training
I am a professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. Please look at my entry in the Directory of Editorial Services.
In addition to training in editing and proofreading, I have a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Reading and a masters degree from the University of London.