Quality proofreading to make your documents shine

About Stephen York

Find out about Stephen York, freelance proofreader who has handled a wide variety of subject areas, such as business, finance, education and property, offering proofreading, proof-editing, light editing, and rewriting or condensing text.

Benefits of proofreading

There are many advantages and benefits of proofreading, including improving the readability, accuracy and impact of your business documents and publications. It also adds value, provides peace of mind, protects the business brand, and saves money and time.


A model of clarity and thoroughness /
Adaptable…excellent at communication /
Always fast, efficient and professional /
The highest level of proofreading skills

Service sectors
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Proofreading subject areas

Stephen York has wide experience in proofreading in a great variety of subject areas, but especially economics, finance, business, management, education, property management and real estate. Astronomy and space exploration are also special interest areas.

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Editorial services (summary)

Proofreading and editorial services for publishers, businesses, organizations, charities, clubs, societies, students and authors include proofreading on screen, checking to house style, light editing, raising queries with authors and collation of author corrections, condensing/rewriting.

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Student proofreading

Student proofreading: helping students with quality assurance for your assignments, dissertations, theses, essays and personal documents, and sorting about spelling, punctuation, and grammar issues. Students can benefit from a 25% discount off proofreading fees.

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Proofreading for publishers & academics

Stephen York offers on-screen proofreading services to book and journal publishers, academics, authors and writers in a wide range of subjects, with specialisms including business, economics, education, finance, history, marketing, real estate and social studies. Assistance with condensing and paraphrasing also offered.

Proofreading for businesses & clubs etc.

Digital proofreading services on screen offered to businesses, organizations, agencies, charities, clubs, and societies with proofreading applications. Help is also provided for job applicants in producing CVs, associated documents, and social media profiles and posts.

Proofreading for the education sector

Stephen York offers proofreading services for universities, academics and students in a variety of media and subjects, especially helpful when your first language is not English. Students and academics can benefit from a proofreading discount.

What I do

I offer quality professional proofreading for all your documents and publications. Over 30 years of proofreading experience as a freelance for publishers, businesses, organizations, and students in a wide variety of media has given me a wealth of experience. Proofreading will ensure that your documents and publications make a good first impression for their accuracy and presentation, with spelling, punctuation and grammar errors eliminated. Also, a fresh pair of eyes can spot inconsistencies and unclear wording.


Proofreading rates & special offers

The rates I charge are competitive and unique to each project. I offer a 25% proofreading discount for students and special rates for charities. Ask today about the new budget proofreading service: a lower price for fewer checks.

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Recent proofreading projects

Stephen York's recent proofreading projects include education modules, academic and professional books, and several journals, plus various essays, dissertations, and theses for students. You too could join the ranks of satisfied clients.
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Portfolio: Academic and professional

Portfolio of past proofreading projects in academic and professional subjects, including accounting, finance, banking, investment, business, management, economics, environment, health, history, law, marketing, philosophy, politics, real estate, social and cultural studies, theology and religion.
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Portfolio: Education

Portfolio of past proofreading projects in education, from primary, through secondary and tertiary, to professional and vocational education.
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Portfolio: Trade publishing

Stephen York's trade publishing portfolio includes a variety of subjects: classic cars, crafts, DIY, fishing, sailing, travel and exploration.

Proofreading FAQs

Proofreading FAQs on: proofreading services provided - proofreading, proof-editing, types of clients will work with; file formats accepted; confidentiality; and rates of payment
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Payment methods for clients of Stephen York Editorial Services, including PayPal, GoCardless and BACS.

Some advice from published authors

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” – Harper Lee

“Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear.” – Patricia Fuller

“Self publishing is not as easy as it is portrayed! When you think you have finished your book, proof read, proof read again, and again, and again. Don’t believe it is ready until you have a hard copy proofed!” – Phil Simpkin

Get in touch

Email: yorkproof@virginmedia.com

Mobile: 07543 932048

Tel: 0116 210 0181

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