Profile: About Stephen York

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For over 30 years I have been offering on-screen / digital editorial proofreading services (comprising proofreading and collation, paraphrasing and rewriting) from an office in Wigston, near Leicester, in the UK to the book and journal publishing industry, commercial companies, design and advertising agencies, and educational institutions. In that time I have proofread over 2000 books, journal issues, and business documents in a wide range of subject areas.


Before becoming a freelance proofreader I had employment experience in:

  • retail banking
  • investment management and residential mortgage lending for a building society
  • estate management for a national brewery
  • investment management for the same national brewery.
I have had a substantial career in finance and property management


  • Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
  • Member of the Federation of Small Businesses

What I can offer

Regardless of whether I am proofreading or rewriting for academics, authors, businesses, publishers, not-for-profit organizations, or students, I can provide:

  • friendly, personal, and confidential proofreading and writing services
  • long experience in proofreading an extensive variety of documents and publications in a wide range of subjects
  • a fresh and objective review in proofreading or revising 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 (100MB) and Dropbox facilities
  • up-to-date computer facilities using Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Acrobat DC, and PerfectIt Pro by Intelligent Editing
  • testimonials and feedback from satisfied recent clients – see the Testimonials page on this site
  • flexible methods of payment.

Whether you have website material, a book, or a report you have good reasons for choosing particular words. I will always mindful of those reasons. I ensure not only that your writing is as clear, consistent, and error-free as possible, but also that it is free-flowing and that it retains the author’s voice.

My dedicated treatment of clients’ words has resulted in a very high level of repeat business over the years from satisfied customers.

“The author for this title is very demanding. Stephen has done a great job coordinating with her and delivering the collated files ahead of the schedule. Job well done!”

Tax status

Freelance self-employed registered with HMRC.

Legal status

Sole trader.

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