K O’Donnell Proofreading

Proofreading and Copyediting Services

Proofreading and copyediting are about making an author’s message as clear as possible.

Another pair of eyes will help to make sure that your message or ideas are conveyed effectively to your readers.


Im a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and I abide by their code of practice.

I’ll work collaboratively with you, respecting your voice and style, but bringing my knowledge and expertise. You’ll find me friendly and supportive, thorough (but not pedantic) and level-headed.

I understand that having someone else review your work can be a bit nerve-wracking. You can trust me to be sensitive and empathetic, and my suggestions to be thoughtful and constructive.

I can provide different levels of editing depending on your particular needs:

  • ensuring correct spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • making sure that your text is clear, consistent, appropriate and concise

  • assessing tone and style

  • looking at more technical matters such as captions, footnotes, heading styles and hierarchies, layout, illustrations, references and tables.

Please note that my service does not include paraphrasing published materials, writing or re-writing.

I work mainly with academic and nonfiction authors and publishers. Following a career in laboratory medicine, I specialise in biomedical and healthcare sciences, but Im happy to work with other nonfiction materials and subjects too. Please contact me to discuss your particular requirements.

What should you expect from a professionally edited document? Find out in my guide, The Finished Product.

‘I have worked with Karen on a number of major projects. I have found her to be meticulous, insightful and really efficient. All projects have been delivered on, or before, schedule. I certainly will continue to work with her and would definitely recommend her service to others.’

MK, university lecturer