‘Caroline’s background in education has been a real bonus for us, bringing very tangible “added value” to the task.’ Black Sheep Press.
Services that I offer
- Proofreading and copy-editing publications, reports and resources
- Layout of resources and training materials
- Creation of accessible and easy read documents
With over 20 years’ experience of working in specialist education and social care, I have a comprehensive understanding of the many types of documents written by teachers, education managers and social care leaders.
I have also developed and produced a wide range of accessible documents for supporting learning and self-advocacy, and have experience of editing these types of resources. As well as proofreading and copy-editing these documents I can also offer support to review resources that support communication and self-advocacy.
I have written and delivered training packages to support knowledge and understanding of specialist education and social care, and I am able to provide editorial and content support with any training materials in this subject area. I have experience of CQC assessments and the Care Certificate for support staff.
Intermediate Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). www.sfep.org.uk
Associate Member of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. www.rcslt.org
Qualifications and training
- Copy-editing Progress (SfEP) – Pass
- Copy-editing Headway (SfEP) – Pass
- Basic Proofreading (Publishing Training Centre) – Merit
- 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 Geography (Durham University)
We have found Caroline to be a very efficient and reliable proofreader, always keeping to promised deadlines. Material is always clearly marked up as requested with corrections/changes and we appreciate the considered queries. Caroline’s background in education has been a real bonus for us, bringing very tangible ‘added value’ to the task. Black Sheep Press
Caroline Barden brings valuable and specialist skills to her proofreading work. She has an incredible eye for detail which, coupled with her sound grammatical and spelling skills, mean that she is extremely thorough.
Moreover, Caroline’s specialist knowledge over a wide spread of fields means that her proofreading is not just for the surface structure but is informed by her subject knowledge base. This ensures that her proofreading is maximally effective.
Caroline has proofread my final project reports, and manuscripts for publication for over 10 years. I have had excellent service from, and collaboration with, her – and our joint work has ensured the high standard of these publications and resources.
Finally, Caroline has a clear understanding that – to be maximally effective – proofreading work has to be done in a timely way. This strength combined with her excellent interpersonal skills means that her services are a valuable support for a wide range of authors in the social sciences, health and (dis)ability fields. Dr Liz Dean, Director, Langlearn Specialist Speech and Language Therapy Services
I went with Caroline because of both her understanding of my subject discipline and also because of her friendly approach. The service has been excellent. Caroline’s attention to detail is outstanding, she has noticed things that even after many reviews of my work I have missed. NMS, PhD student, Lancaster
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 bring this experience to my proofreading 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
- Autism spectrum disorders and other specific disorders and syndromes
- Adult safeguarding
- Behaviour management
- Residential social care