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Corten Editorial

bannerMy name is Lindsay Corten and I’ll freely admit to being a total bookworm!
After 20 years of working in IT, I have finally found my raison d’être in becoming a freelance proofreader, which allows me to combine my love of reading with my desire to help people by bringing out the best in their writing through my proofreading and copy-editing skills.
I am also passionate about helping self-published/independent authors to get their work out there in a polished state, having discovered some fantastic authors who started off in the self-publishing world.
Although I only started my freelance business in April 2015, for my entire previous career as a systems analyst/business analyst/bid writer I was sought out by my colleagues to proofread, edit and, in many cases, re-write their documents.
Since starting my own business, I have been further honing my skills and have gained varied experience in proofreading/copy-editing many of types of written content, including books (proofreading only thus far), marketing materials, academic essays, policy documents, website wording and more besides.
I have also achieved a Distinction in the Publishing Training Company Basic Proofreading course, so I am able to offer proofreading using BSI 2005 standard symbols as well as in layman’s terms.
I primarily work in British English, but have also done some work proofreading IT books in US English.
I work hard to provide all of my clients with a friendly, professional and high-quality service at a fair price; I recognise the importance of good customer service, and open and honest communication.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping to make your writing the best it can possibly be!

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• Proofreading (in layman’s terms or using BSI 2005 symbols)
• Combined copy-editing and proofreading (primarily for business-related documents, website wording, etc.)


I cannot recommend Lindsay at Corten Editorial enough. Her service is extremely prompt and efficient. When working to our very tight deadlines, she has always delivered on time. Her attention to detail is superb, and her genuinely caring approach to clients is refreshing. – Krystine Strama-Rolfe, Hi Tech Fabrication Ltd.

Lindsay has been working with us as a freelancer for several months, and we have been very happy with the quality of her work and her ability to meet tight deadlines. We look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.- Safis Editing