Copyediting & proofreading

Business | social sciences | arts

Myriam Birch, MA (Oxon)

I'm a certified copyeditor and proofreader with 20 years' experience working with clients in a range of sectors, from telecoms and travel IT to art and fiction. 


I have a BA and MA in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Oxford and I'm a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP).


My entry in the CIEP Directory can be found here, and my portfolio of previous projects can be found here and here.


As a freelance, I offer flexible, cost-effective services to suit the needs of each client.


I work in both UK and US English, and copyedit/proofread French-to-English translations.




Copyediting is the process of reviewing a text to correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency, sense and structure. 


Proofreading follows copyediting and involves catching typos and minor errors, as well as checking layout, pagination and fonts. It's the final polish.

French to English

Translations need to be reviewed by someone who is a qualified proofreader in the target language as well as fluent in the source language.


Telecoms and IT, for companies like Nokia (telecoms), Amadeus (travel IT), Omdia (telecoms/media/tech research) and Inmarsat (satellite telecoms), along with many other corporate clients.


Social sciences, popular science and natural history, for publishers like Bloomsbury Wildlife, Bloomsbury Sigma and The Bright Press/Princeton University Press.


French-to-English translations, particularly in the fields of art, photography, social sciences and fiction (Skira, CNRS, The Eyes, Ubiqus/Acolad, Multimedia Press/Addictives).




Social sciences

Popular science

Art & photography

Natural history


CIEP Professional Member



'Our partnership with Myriam goes back years. She works on our speeches, results, reports, presentations and articles, many of which are highly technical. She works to an exceptionally high standard, often with tight deadlines and texts that are changing until the last minute. She has been a lifesaver.'

CEO Communications team, Nokia 

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