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Freelance Editor / Proofreader


Debra Cox Editorial Services offers a proofreading and copy-editing service to publishers, non publishers and local businesses who require a proofing service for all their textual needs. Located in Fareham, Hampshire, the business specialises in non fiction but is happy to consider any subject, within any sector.

Debra Cox Editorial Services offers to proofread newsletters, leaflets, books, magazines, dissertations and any textual document. Documents are proofread in two ways: working on paper, the text is proofread blind or against copy using the BS 5261C proofreading correction symbols or electronically, the text is proofread on screen: annotating PDFs or tracking changes in Word.

Consistency is key, therefore house styles are strictly conformed to the preferred style. Maintaining high standards and an ability to meet tight deadlines, and confidentiality are assured at all times.

My fees are negotiable, as no two projects are the same in size and complexity. I believe in charging a fair price to my clients and still delivering work to a high standard. I offer discounted rates to charities and students.

I have worked for a variety of organisations, from proofreading magazine supplements for The Telegraph and The Guardian, to copy-editing and proofreading for OCD-UK. I have also written and edited an article for the classic car publication Minor Monthly. I have assisted many individuals with their articles and dissertations, including journalists and students, both in the UK and the US. Recent work have included editing and proofreading a parent-thesis ebook and editing a business brochure for a network and server support service company.

I am an Associate of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and have attended professional workshops held by them to maintain high standards. I am qualified with a Diploma in Proofreading and Editing (merit) from Maple Publishing and a Certificate of Competence in Proofreading Plus from Chapterhouse.

My early career involved accounting and occasional writing and editing on a voluntary basis for Capri Club International's unofficial branch magazines during the nineties both for the Hampshire branch: writing and editing reports, and the Solent branch as their writer and editor. I have been educated to graduate level - BA (Hons) Art, Design & Media - Fine Art, and A levels including English Language.


Debra is an outstanding editor and proof-reader, her excellent attention to detail is beyond that of any other. I was particularly pleased with her quick and informative responses to my queries. VALENTINE ROSSETTI

I would personally recommend Debra Cox's services as she works in a tight deadline and still delivers you a great service I seriously recommended her.
Farah Ibrahim University student

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