Copyediting & Proofreading

Business | Social Sciences | Art | Fiction

Myriam Birch, MA (Oxon)

I'm a certified copyeditor and proofreader with 15 years' experience working with clients in a range of sectors, from telecoms and travel IT to art and fiction. 


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


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 specialise in 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.


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


I've worked on telecoms and business material for years with global names such as Nokia and Amadeus IT Group, along with many other corporate clients.


Over the last few years I've copyedited seven books for Bloomsbury Publishing in the areas of popular science, natural history and wildlife.


As a fluent French speaker, I also specialise in the copyediting and proofreading of French-to-English translations, particularly in the fields of art, photography, social sciences and fiction.




Social Sciences & Natural History

Popular Science

Art & Photography



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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