Stephen York Editorial Services

Stephen York Editorial Services

Stephen York Editorial Services locationLeicester, Leicestershire

I am a proofreader with over 20 years' experience as a freelance proofreader working for UK book and journal publishers, charities, authors, educational institutions, commercial organizations, and design and advertising agencies.
Media handled include books, academic and vocational journals, magazines, academic papers, reports, educational materials, marketing literature, company documents, seminar presentations and handouts, and blogs.
I proofread on screen (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and PDFs) and can apply extensive proofreading experience to a wide variety of subject areas that include:

accounting (general, cost, financial, management, and bookkeeping)
astronomy (general and popular)
banking and investment
child welfare and education (primary, secondary, further, higher, business, professional, vocational), and education theory and practice
economics and economic geography
finance and financial risk (including loans, leases, and mortgages)
health promotion
history (especially ancient Greek and 20th century)
human resources and training
marketing and brand management
military and defence
philosophy and ethics
politics and current affairs
property management and real estate
religion and theology
social and cultural studies
travel, tourism, and exploration.

My personal qualities: I am methodical, capable of handling a great amount of detail, and will work to monetary and time budgets agreed.

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What do you love most about your job?

I would say it is the variety of the work. The books I have proofread have been in a variety of subjects - such as the academic subjects of accounting and finance, banking, economics, education, history, management, and social studies. I have also covered such areas as travel and tourism, polar and mountain exploration, fishing, sailing, crafts, DIY and even classic cars - Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Mercedes, and Porsche to name but a few.
But it has not been just books as I have proofread academic and vocational journals, educational materials, and marketing materials.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I liked the idea of starting my own business working from home and using the management experience and knowledge of finance and property gained from previous employment. I can choose my own hours and select the pace of work that suits me. But that is not to say that I do not work very hard - sometimes the pressure is on when I have a tight deadline to meet.

Why should our clients choose you?

They should choose me because of my wide subject experience, my attention to detail, and the fact I am prepared to go the extra mile to achieve good results.

Services provided by Stephen York Editorial Services


Proofreader of digital media

Proofreading of printed proofs or blind proofreading on screen of Word, PowerPoint or PDF files. Collation of authors' corrections after first proofs stage.

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Stephen York Editorial Services

Proprietor and Freelance Proofreader

From June 1989.

Freelance proofreading for book, journal and magazine publishers, charities, educational institutions and commercial companies in a wide variety of media: books and handbooks journals and magazines blogs brochures reports PowerPoint presentations marketing literature educational materials distance learning modules newsletters, etc.

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Investment Manager

Secured and unsecured investments Investment appraisal Mortgages and debentures Debt recovery Investment performance Estate and property management


Proofreading academic books

Oxford University Press: books in a variety of subjects, including accounting, finance, international trade, history and philosophy

City & Guilds Institute, London: Editing

Preparing Word and PDF files of various resources for City & Guilds Institute (SmartScreen) modules for training and testing in vocational qualifications: bookkeeping, hair and beauty, health and social care, and social media at various levels.

Series of distance learning modules

Modules for the University of Leicester School of Management diploma

Educational books

A series of books on education for the Institute of Education Press, University of London.

Journal proofreading

Quarterly vocational journals for Henry Stewart Publications: Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions Corporate Real Estate Journal Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal and Valuation Journal of Securities Operations & Custody Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems

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