Copy Editing & Proofreading Testimonials
"James has helped me in proofreading about a dozen documents (articles, research papers, grant applications and the like), including my PhD thesis. In all cases, he has provided me with professional, efficient and excellent work. He has very good organisation skills and his comments and suggestions are always useful. Additionally, he is able to work with tight deadlines and maintain high standards of work. I recommended his work widely."
Dr Julieta Brambila, Assistant Professor,
Universidad de las Américas, Mexico
"I've started going through the document you sent me. Sterling work Dr. Mason. Not only are the corrections spot on, but the comments you added are leaving me with the feeling that we're having an informal chat about the document, and that makes working a lot less stressful. I'm really enjoying it."
[Extracted with permission from personal email communication]
Dr Andreas Rauh Ortega,
University of Leeds, UK
"When I first started writing up my PhD thesis I had a little bit of a headache with my English language grammar and spelling. “My God! I need proof-reader!” - I realised. Fortunately, James, one of my colleagues at the time, was sitting right next to my desk. He provided a professional service and excellent value for money. He not only checked spelling mistakes and inconsistencies of writing conventions, he also provided insightful comments on clarity, coherence and content of the text. Lucky me!"
Dr Luca Antoniazzi, Post-Doctoral Fellow,
Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK
After growing up on a farm in North Yorkshire, I obtained a BA in American Studies & English from Keele University; studied several courses, including Creative Writing, with the Open University; picked up an MA in Film Studies from the University of Bradford; and then earned a PhD from the University of Leeds.
I have also gained much administrative and professional experience from employment in local government and academia between my undergraduate and postgraduate studies. I now live in Leeds, West Yorkshire where I balance my copy editing, proofreading and writing work with part-time jobs as a TV and movie extra and as an attendant at Leeds Playhouse.
When not working (COVID-19 restrictions permitting), I'm usually with my friends doing something cultural like watching films, playing board games, or visiting the theatre.
Or I'm on holiday with my husband, probably somewhere in Europe, Japan or the USA.