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I'm Victoria, a freelance copy-editor and proofreader based in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland. As a professional editor I highlight and correct spelling, grammatical and structural errors in documents and manuscripts.

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What will I do to your manuscript?

It depends on two things: what you want me to do and what I think the document needs. Very often work lands in my inbox and the author hasn’t a clue what needs done. I usually get a request for a proofread because that’s the term people are most familiar with. Sometimes a proofread is exactly what needs done – a check that everything’s in order before the print button is pressed. Usuall...

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PORTFOLIO

- Non-Fiction

Publishing for Success (Anne Tannahill) 2014
Meeting Grief with Mindfulness and Compassion (Nollaig Mc Sweeney) forthcoming, 2015
South America: A New Rhythm to Life (Barbara M Webb) 2015
Waiting for The Sheriff (Tom Darcy) forthcoming, 2016

- Fiction

Infectious Monogamy, Boy Detox and Other Exam Meltdowns (Felicity McCall) 2014
The Silent Children (Amna K. Boheim) forthcoming, 2015
Come Home, Harry String (Nick Cann) forthcoming, 2015

  • I have employed Victoria Woodside for several projects over the past year and found her to be an excellent proofreader. She is thorough, eagle-eyed and meticulous. She is also a pleasure to work with - professional yet friendly, efficient and timely. I can't recommend Victoria highly enough...

    Averill Buchanan
    Advanced Professional Member, Society for Editors and Proofreaders

  • I am working with Victoria on two projects and am extremely pleased with her work: one piece of work is fiction and the other is non-fiction. She is able to edit equally well on both even though they are two entirely different genres. She has checked facts, corrected spelling and punctuation and made good suggestions about layout and formatting. The work is all mine but she has somehow made it better. I look forward to working with Victoria in the future.

    Rev. Neil Cutcliffe
    Author

  • Victoria has proof-edited business documents for us on numerous occasions. We are very pleased with the standard of her work and I am sure that her contributions have positively impacted on our business.

    Mark Grain
    Financial Director, Woodside Haulage Group

  • Victoria provided a fast, attentive and very thorough service. It immensely improved my work and focused my attention on various aspects of my writing throughout my dissertation.

    Student
    Anonymous

  • I found Victoria easy to deal with, she has a pleasant and willing manner and always responded to emails/calls/texts promptly. Victoria engaged well with the content of my book and was considerate of the subject matter. Victoria was thorough in her proofreading and demonstrated a high level of attention to detail.

    Victoria offered suggestions but was not forceful with any of them, and was open to my view on her suggestions. I found Victoria to be professional and efficient in her work and I would have no difficulty recommending her to others and I would certainly use her services again in the future.

    Nollaig Mc Sweeney
    Author

  • Victoria has been amazing at helping shape the flow and language of our brochure, from simple mistakes to rewording entire sections.

    This had made a big difference to the standard and quality of our brochure, which we are very grateful for.

    Alex Milne
    Milne Holiday Parks

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As a fully qualified, professional proofreader, copy-editor and editor I have helped both individuals and organisations develop, deliver and define their written communications. If you have any requirements in these areas please get in contact to discuss further how we can work together.

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