Summary of high-quality proofreading and editorial services from freelance Stephen York, working with publishers, students, writers, and companies

Welcome to the homepage of Stephen York Editorial Services.

If you are looking to give your documents and publications a final check and ‘polish’ for accuracy and consistency, check how I can help you to make a clear-reading and quality final product. Remember: first impressions count with readers.

I have over 30 years’ freelance proofreading experience in academic, business, educational, private and trade publishing and have worked with a wide variety of of clients in those fields in a wide range of subject areas, especially astronomy and space exploration, business, cultural and social studies, education, finance, marketing, philosophy, real estate, and theology. That’s over 2,500 publications and documents containing millions of words.

Media handled

I have worked in a variety of media, including but not limited to:

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  • advertising literature
  • books
  • brochures
  • CVs, letters, and applications
  • handbooks
  • distance learning materials
  • journals
  • magazines
  • reports
  • students’ assignments, dissertations, essays, and theses.


I have also worked with a wide range of clients over the years and a few of the more recent ones are listed on the clients page.

I offer proofreading and other editorial services to the following client categories:

Recent work

Check out some of my recently completed projects by clicking on the following button.

You will also find there links to my portfolios of older proofreading projects.

See what clients have said about my work on the testimonials page.

Why you should choose Stephen York

  • I am methodical with a good work ethic and pay attention to detail
  • I offer competitive rates, with discounts for some classes of clients such as students, academics, and charities
  • I thoughtfully report corrections and queries.

A downloadable CV is viewable on the About me page.


I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.