Qualifications & Experience

I hold a certificate of distinction for the industry-recognised Basic Proofreading course run by the Publishing Training Centre, London, and a certificate of merit for their Basic Editing course. 

 

To develop my skills, I continue to train with the Publishing Training Centre and the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. 

 

I have a BSc with first class honours in biochemistry and molecular biology, and worked for twelve years as a biomedical scientist in diagnostic laboratories in the NHS in various disciplines, including biochemistry, histopathology, molecular pathology and molecular genetics.

‘It was tremendous to find a proofreader with a scientific background. I felt you really grasped the subject matter being discussed making the process so easy. Thank you for a very proficient, professional and timely service I’m delighted with the outcome. I will not hesitate to recommend you to scientific colleagues in the future.’

Louise, healthcare scientist

I am experienced in copyediting various types of nonfiction and academic texts including those with graphs, figures, tables, notes, citations and references. I have worked with:

  • single author and multi-author nonfiction and academic books for Taylor & Francis, Routledge and CRC Press

  • academic journal articles for academic researchers and research groups, for publication in journals including Tourism Management (Elsevier), Computers in Human Behavior (Elsevier), Current Issues in Tourism (T&F) and Cambridge Journal of Education (T&F)

  • dissertations and PhD theses for students

  • reports, newsletters, and policy and training documents for businesses and other organisations.

I have worked with various different subject areas, from the sciences, humanities and social sciences, including:

 

  • botany

  • built environment

  • conservation and the environment

  • economics

  • education

  • energy studies

  • fertility studies

  • health and safety studies

  • healthcare and social care

  • history

  • marketing and branding

  • media studies

  • migration studies

  • nursing and midwifery

  • performing arts

  • politics

  • security studies

  • tourism studies.

Specialist areas I cover include those requiring an understanding of biomedical and medical concepts and terminology, and those relating to matters of healthcare, such as:

 

  • anatomy

  • biochemistry

  • biomedical sciences

  • biology

  • molecular biology

  • pathology and disease processes

  • physiology

  • public health.

K O’Donnell Proofreading

Freelance Proofreading and Copyediting

Based in Paisley, near Glasgow, Scotland

kodproofreading@gmail.com