Specialist proofreading subjects

For over 25 years I have proofread books, journals, and other publications in a wide variety of subjects, and during this time and in previous employment I have built up knowledge and experience in particular specialist fields

Business, finance, and economics are specialist proofreading subjects
Business, finance, and economics are specialist proofreading subjects

Accounting, banking, business, economics, and finance

Practical employment experience

I had several years’ experience working in retail banking and a building society, during which time my duties included:

  • branch balance sheets
  • cashiering
  • forex
  • investment accounts
  • mortgage lending
  • safe custody and securities.

Proofreading experience

For over 25 years I have proofread many dozens of books on:

  • accounting (all types, for example Colin Drury’s Cost Accounting)
  • banking
  • economics
  • finance
  • investment (for example periodic reports for an actuary).

I addition I have proofread the following quarterly journals for some years:

  • Journal of Payments Strategy and Systems
  • Journal of Risk Management and Financial Institutions
  • Journal of Securities Operations & Custody

and helped to maintain and develop a standard house style for these journals.


Corporate real estate

Practical employment experience

For several years I worked in the estate department (later the property department) in the tied tenanted / managed public house division, and in the free trade finance division of a major UK brewer. During this time my responsibilities included:

Real estate is a specialist proofreading subject
Real estate is a specialist proofreading subject
  • acquisitions and disposals
  • debt recovery
  • insurance cover and claims
  • leases, licences, and mortgages
  • licensed and unlicensed property rents
  • rating assessments and appeals
  • secured and unsecured lending.

Proofreading experience

For some years I have proofread the following quarterly journals:

  • Corporate Real Estate Journal
  • Journal of Building Survey, Assessment and Valuation

and helped to maintain and enhance a standard house style for these publications.


Education at all levels is a specialist proofreading subject
Education at all levels is a specialist proofreading subject

Education

Proofreading experience

I have many years’ experience in proofreading hundreds of books and other media for

  • Cengage Learning: books, textbooks, and management education and career development book
  • City & Guilds Institute, London: vocational learning modules
  • Edinburgh Business School: course notes
  • HarperCollins Publishers: textbooks
  • National Children’s Bureau: books, reports, and teacher resources
  • Oxford University Press: academic and business books
  • Pearson Education: academic books, textbooks, and management education and career development books
  • Routledge: academic and business books
  • UCL Institute of Education Press: books, reports, and journals on education
  • UCL Press: books and journals on education and cultural studies
  • University of Leicester School of Business (formerly School of Management): online distance learning modules / course material.

Philosophy

Proofreading experience

For many years I proofread philosophy titles for Routledge, by or on the following philosophers: Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault, David Hume, George Herbert Mead, M. Merleau-Ponty, George Simmel, Baruch Spinoza, Paul Virilio, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

More recently I have proofread philosophy for Oxford University Press. See examples in recent proofreading projects completed.