“Caroline’s background in education has been a real bonus for us, bringing very tangible ‘added value’ to the task.” Black Sheep Press.
My specialist subject areas are education, specialist education, health and social care, humanities and social sciences. I also welcome work from other disciplines; please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Some of the specific subject areas that I have worked in:
- educational resources for special needs, primary, secondary and further education.
To read more about my own experience in education and social care, please see About me.
- editing and reviewing resources that support communication and advocacy
Clients I have worked with recently:
- Black Sheep Press – educational resources
- QBS Learning – education and social care
- Taylor and Francis – multi-author books
Proofreading for students
“It has been such a challenge completing a PhD whilst working full time and you really helped me reach the finish line (pre-viva!!) in a stress-free way.” Jo J.
Before you commission a freelance proofreader please check with your University or College that it will be acceptable to use these services. You are advised to discuss this with your supervisor and to forward any guidelines from your institution to me in advance of signing the contract for the work requested.
I will proofread your work according to the guidelines from your institution. I will then make suggestions for amendments; however, it will be your responsibility to review and accept any amendments and to ensure that the final document is correct. Please remember to allow enough time for this review after the proofreading.
I will not be able to check for factual errors, nor will I be able to make substantial changes to your document that may alter the academic content. The document will remain your own work.
Click to contact me today for a fast, no obligation quote. I look forward to hearing from you.
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
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
Was the work returned to you at the appropriate time? Yes, I was delighted it was returned before the date promised as then I had extra time to work on it over the weekend.
Were the comments and amendments clear and helpful? Very – there was nothing I needed to follow up or that wasn’t clear.
Are there any other comments you would like to make? You were highly recommended to me and I am so grateful that you made the whole process so smooth, user friendly and supportive. It has been such a challenge completing a PhD whilst working full time and you really helped me reach the finish line (pre-viva!!) in a stress-free way.
Jo J., Senior lecturer
Was the work returned to you at the appropriate time? It was. Caroline returned the finished work at the exact time as she had promised.
Were the comments and amendments clear and helpful? Yes. Particularly, I liked the way Caroline answered my questions after the initial proofreading.
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