Hello

I’m Sarah, and I love words. (My current favourite is ‘clarificatory’.) I provide writing, editing and proofreading services to publishers, businesses and charities.

clarificatory adj. /ˌklarɪfɪˈkeɪt(ə)ri/
That which makes a statement or situation less confused and more comprehensible.

Following five years’ editorial work in-house for publishers including Hodder & Stoughton, I’ve been freelance since 2006. My experience is backed up by a BA degree in Linguistics and English Language, an MA in Language Studies, and industry-standard training in copywriting, editing and proofreading. I’m a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and a member of ProCopywriters and the Society of Authors.

I ensure that any words leaving my desk do so with all the apostrophes in the right places, so you can be assured of compelling copy and engaged readers. You’re welcome to read my samples and references, and I look forward to working with you.


Writing

Precise, accessible copy crafted in your desired tone and style, always delivered on brief and on time.

Copy-editing

Highly experienced copy-editing of your text, ensuring maximum clarity while retaining your unique voice and message.

Proofreading

From a light final once-over to a thorough check of complex edits, I can handle all your proofreading needs.


Sarah is a terrific writer with exceptional attention to detail and a thorough approach to her research. She delivers on time and above expectation and is pleasant to deal with. Moreover, she has a real passion for her work, which shows in her writing and editing.

Hazel davis, muse flash media

No matter the task – evocative prose, punchy marketing copy, our Annual Review – Sarah is quick to grasp the brief, works fast and always files on time. Her writing is engaging and sharp, and she has a knack for getting the tone just right. She is endlessly willing and utterly reliable. A joy to work with.

Elisabeth Garton, Woodland Trust