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My credentials


My name is Peter Traynor - I founded Academy Proofreading in 2015. I am based in Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, but have worked with clients around the world. My qualifications and credentials include:


  • I have a Diploma (with distinction) in Proofreading and Editing from the College of Media and Publishing.
  • I have a PhD from the School of Law at the University of Leeds, one of the UK's top law schools, for which I won prestigious Economic and Social Research Council funding.
  • I am an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders.
  • I am a published author in books, academic journals and online, and have self-published a short novel on Amazon that has received positive reviews.
  • I have worked as a peer reviewer on a number of prestigious national and international journals including the European Journal of Criminology and the British Journal of Community Justice.
  • I am on the editorial committee of the Threinfhir Book Project. I am also a member of the Mythopoeic Society and provide informal proofreading for the society's Mythprint publication.


Contact me now to discuss how I can help you.


My career

I worked as a researcher for 19 years and in academia for thirteen of those, including at two Russel Group universities. During this time:


  • I delivered over 250 hours of teaching to under-graduates, Masters and PhD students.
  • I delivered writing and developmental workshops to post-graduate students.
  • I published and co-authored articles and book chapters, including repeat chapters in Criminology published by Oxford University Press, the British Journal of Criminology, and the Conversation


I started proofreading in 2014 whilst I was doing a PhD at the University of Leeds. It started as a way to help other students, but I quickly realised that I had a good temperament for it - I have an eye for detail and enjoy working methodically. 


After my PhD I continued my career as a researcher but kept on developing my proofreading skills. As my skills grew, I developed a passion for working with and helping clients. In 2019 I graduated with distinction with a Diploma in Proofreading and Editing from the College of Media and Publishing. In 2020 I was ready to launch a full-time career and founded easywrite.co.uk to work with writers, publishers and businesses, and was granted Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders. I have proofread books, academic articles, PhDs and Master's dissertations, and a wide range of reports, including research reports and documentation for local government agencies. I have worked with students in a wide range of disciplines, from  law and social sciences to biological sciences, engineering and environmental studies. 


I remain active and engaged with the academic community and continue to write and deliver papers. I recently started a blog, which you can read here.


How I work

The services I offer are within the  and specific department or faculty. Institutional approaches to thesis proofreading are especially variable, and I will work within the guidelines of your institution.


I am not responsible for detecting plagiarism. I can advise on referencing, but do not have access to university facilities for checking for in-text plagiarism.


I guarantee complete discretion and confidentiality with regards to any work I do. I have a safe storage certificate from the UK Data Service, and provide, on request, safe, secure and free storage for any document I work on for up to six months.


Please feel free to explore my website, and to contact me if you have any questions.


NEWS & EVENTS


Was delighted to be guest speaker at the Vietnamese National Police Academy in Hanoi. 

December 26th, 2018

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