Professional quality proofreading and language consultancy from Stephen York Editorial Services


If you are looking for a highly experienced editorial professional for quality proofreading, light editing, and language consulting services then look no further. I will help to root out the last remaining, potentially embarrassing and damaging, errors and inconsistencies in your documents and publications.

Having worked on over 2000 publications and documents in business, academic, and educational publishing media I can bring solutions to your editorial problems and quality assurance issues.

If you are struggling to get your message across clearly and concisely in your written communications and publications, engaging an editorial freelance like myself, who can bring a fresh and objective view, could be the answer.

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I regularly work on academic and educational titles for various universities and schools


Enquiries for proof correction are welcomed from from various client types. Please click on one of the following links for the type of service that you require:

Publishers, organizations, agencies, and charitiesblefs8-wzhm-breatherEducational institutions library-1400313_640Authors and academics


Specialist proofreading subjects include:

  • accounting and finance
  • banking and investment
  • business and marketing
  • economics
  • education
  • real estate and property management.

Many other subjects will be accepted or considered. If you are unsure about the proofreading process then find out here how the proofreading corrections are marked up.


The importance of proofreading

Why proofread? Well, you only get one chance to impress a new client and it is so easy to alienate an existing client with an inaccurate or confusing document. Hiring a professional to check and correct your proofs can eliminate the spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. As a proofreader I can also offer advice over ambiguous or woolly wording. There are many advantages and benefits of proofreading.

All documents can benefit from objective, third-party input

Language consulting services

If your existing templates and documents need updating or modernizing then check my language consulting services.

Why choose Stephen York?

I can provide:

  • a friendly, personal, and confidential service
  • long experience in proofreading an extensive variety of documents and publications in a wide range of subjects
  • a fresh and objective view of your document or publication
  • a good work ethic, being prepared to go the extra mile to achieve excellence
  • good communication links, with superfast fibre-optic broadband (70MB)
  • up-to-date computer facilities using Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Acrobat DC 2015, and PerfectIt Pro by Intelligent Editing
  • testimonials and feedback from satisfied recent clients (sample excerpt below).

“When it comes to proofreading – the last line of defence for catching errors – publishers want a safe pair of hands, and Stephen York’s are the safest of all. …” 

(Testimonial from educational publishing client)

Please download my brochure detailing my proofreading services for your future reference.




I regularly publish entertaining and informative blog articles on the English language, often with a humorous slant, from a proofreader’s point of view. Recent subjects have included tips for writers, acidic quotations from authors on other authors, marketing ideas for freelances, achieving the work–life balance, and much more. Why not pay a visit?