Proofreader and copy-editor

I am a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), with over a decade's experience proofreading and copy-editing. 


I have a first-class degree from the University of Oxford in Archaeology & Anthropology, as well as certifications in copy-editing and proofreading from the SfEP and Chapterhouse Publishing.


While I specialise in the social sciences, business, finance, fiction and the arts, over the years I have worked on subjects as diverse as milking equipment, construction, IT, telecoms, tuberculosis, snowboarding, martial arts, the NHS and online gambling.


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


I work in both UK and US English, and specialise in the copy-editing of French to English translations.


Click here to view my SfEP Directory entry.



Myriam Birch MA (Oxon.)


Copy-editing is the process of working through a text to correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency, sense and structure. 


Proofreading follows copy-editing and involves looking for typos and minor errors, as well as checking layout, pagination and fonts. It is the final polish.


It's not always easy to turn your ideas into concise, captivating text. That's where a copywriting service can help.


CVs/résumés require specialist writing skills, and ideally an HR background.

French to English copy-editing

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.

Latest projects

Have a look at some of my latest projects, from photobooks to popular science books.

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