Academy Proofreading and Editing
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:
Contact me now to discuss how I can help you.
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 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.