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Horley - Proofreader - Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK

Mike Horley

Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


I have a Grade 2 in English Language 'O' Level and have always prided myself on my spelling and punctuation. During my 18 years as a Consultant Software Engineer I wrote many reports and often did proof-reading for colleagues.

Work History

Co-Op at Creagorry, Isle of Benbecula

October 2007 - March 2013

Part time at the Co-Op supermarket as a Customer Team Member; my duties involved mainly working at the kiosk till and being responsible for that area in terms of serving and looking after customers, keeping it tidy, cleaning bottles and shelves, re-stocking the cigarettes and reducing the price on pies, and also shelf filling, arrangement of cards and promoting various sales items; I won a £10 voucher for my promotional work.

Self Employed

Dell Workstation

From May 2006

DreamWeaver, FireWorks, Flash 8, SEO Elite, PHP, CSS
I turned my attention to website design and marketing and have now got 48 websites with AdSense adverts. I have developed a very good tool, written in Excel, to spin and proof-read articles. I have learned a lot about SEO and am currently updating each page of my websites. Reasonable experience of PHP 5, CSS, XML, HTML, and minimal amount of MYSQL, HTACCESS, APACHE. Here are the links to some of my sites:

Audio Training Manager

Dell Workstation

May 2004 - May 2006

and responsible for selecting the virtual conference room for about a year for an American company.

country house hotel near Dumfries and was the General Manager

April 2002 - April 2004

Extensive use of Excel spreadsheets, for wages, ordering of supplies, room management, freezer management, bar management, audits, etc, and Microsoft Works for customer records / database.

JAN '02 - APR '02
IR35 necessitated me looking for another business. I was involved in looking for a business, looking at hotels, restaurants, pubs, etc.

SPIRIT III Assembler

IT User

From November 1996

City & Guilds Level 2 ITQ Certificate in IT User skills.
City & Guilds Level 2 Business & Administration Certificate

Software Consultant

Companies I

June 1980 - January 2002

with my own company, initially 3 months contracts but most were extended, several lasted for 4 or more years, and several companies I returned to on contract basis several times. Companies I worked for include National Air Traffic Services, Cendant International (credit card handling), Easams (defense), DRA (defense), National Grid (electricity supply and monitoring), CUC Europe (credit card handling), Siemens Plessey (defense), EDS-Scicon (electricity supply and monitoring), Marconi (defense), Smith's Industries (aircraft engine control/fuel systems), British Aerospace (defense), Racal Comms (defense), Plessey Radar, Sperry Gyroscope (satellite communications).

Details of all previous work experience (22 years of contract work and 5 years of permanent employment) are shown on a separate document which I can easily forward to you if you wish to see this.

Qualifications & Certifications

BSC in Pure & Applied Maths

Bath University

Brighton Technical College

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