cathy turner editorial

approachable . practical . knowledgeable

My training and experience

After comprehensive training in proofreading with the Publishing Training Centre, I completed a further advanced course with the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. I have several years’ experience copy-editing and proofreading a variety of texts, not just making corrections but providing practical, helpful feedback to the authors. I have done a great deal of work with authors who are unsure of English grammar conventions and am always happy to explain and offer suggestions. I have had clients from all over the world and am happy to work with digital files using track changes or paper proofs.

A bit about me

I am based in Hertfordshire where I live with my partner (an artist) and children (twins). I am a founder member of a local writing group (I love writing, but I’m better at editing) and also enjoy photography, walking, swimming and yoga (in theory, that is, when work and family allow).

Take a look

Please check out my services page to see how I can help you get your work shipshape and ready to publish.


'Good work: helpful comments and intelligent corrections. Thanks, Cathy'
(Proofreading International)
'Hi Catherine, thank you for your good work on this document. Your edits were sensible and your comments were helpful, especially the way you offered different suggestions'
(Proofreading International)
'Thank you very much for the thorough work you did in proof-reading my document' (CS)