About me

Caroline Barden Proofreader - proofreading services 

I am a qualified proofreader and copy-editor offering a professional and friendly service.

I have been a freelance proofreader and copy-editor since 2017, following a career in education and social care.

I am a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). (Previously the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, SfEP). See my directory entry here.

My qualifications and training

  • Copy-editing Progress (SfEP)
  • Copy-editing Headway (SfEP)
  • Basic Proofreading (Publishing Training Centre)
  • PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education (UCLAN)
  • Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management in Adult Social Care (Work-based)
  • Certificate of Further Professional Study Teaching Adults with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities (Cambridge University and Cambridgeshire County Council)
  • BA (Hons) Geography (Durham University)

My experience in education and social care

My specialist subject areas are education and social care. I worked as a teacher, trainer and senior manager for over twenty years with young people and adults with complex learning difficulties and disabilities, and I bring this experience to my proofreading and copy-editing work. I have also developed and produced a wide range of accessible documents for supporting learning and self-advocacy, and written and delivered training packages to support knowledge and understanding of specialist education and social care.

Knowledge and experience:

  • Teaching and training
  • Specialist education for young people and adults with complex learning difficulties and disabilities, and communication problems
  • Autism spectrum disorders and other specific disorders and syndromes
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Behaviour management
  • Self-advocacy
  • Residential social care
  • Self-assessment reports
  • Promotional materials

My freelance journey

You can read more about my journey as a freelance editor in these blog posts:

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