Rebecca Raimondo Proofreading
I have been pretty obsessed with reading for as long as I can remember. I would slink off to the corner to read at any given opportunity and still today I often have my head buried in a book, (albeit less often with two small children running around!). But my other passion is art, of all genres – from Leonardo Da Vinci to Antony Gormley – so when it came to choosing an educational path, I knew it had to combine the two.
I began with a Foundation Diploma in Fine Art at Norwich School of Art and Design, (where I soon realised I am no good at creating the art myself) before studying for a degree in Art History and English Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Following my graduation, I took on a number of temping positions at some of the UK’s leading publishing houses and art galleries, Faber & Faber, Random House Publishing and the National Gallery of Art.
I moved back to my childhood home in East Anglia in the mid ‘noughties’ to take on the role of Manager at an independent art gallery in the beautiful seaside town of Southwold, before heading back to London a little while later to begin working for Sotheby’s Auction House. There I remained until 2014 when my husband and I decided to leave London and relocate back to East Anglia. This gave me the nudge I needed to steer my career back onto the publishing road and I began my proofreading training with The Publishing Training Centre.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Proofreading, on paper (BSI symbols) or on screen (tracked changes & PDF markup); specialist knowledge of the arts.
“Rebecca is an excellent proofreader with the highest attention to detail. We work in a highly regulated industry where the smallest of errors can be critical. If there are mistakes in a document, Rebecca will spot them! I highly recommend working with her.” Louisa Harvey, Director, Harvey Medical
“Rebecca proofread my website and regularly proofreads my brochures and leaflets. She approaches her work in an extremely professional manner and this is reflected in the finished product.” Shirley Smith, Art Historian & Lecturer
“Quality assurance is an integral part of any module I deliver to my students for their UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media & Production Technology. Rebecca Raimondo’s excellent proofreading skills meant this quality was maintained to the highest standards satisfying the needs of not only the students but also the awarding body. Rebecca proofread 13 briefs with an excellent turnaround period and impressive attention to detail. I have no reservations in highly recommending Rebecca Raimondo and her skills.” Ben Pryke, Course Director, West Suffolk College