Alison Chand

SfEP category: Professional
Mobile: 07734322119

My main area of expertise is in proofreading and copy-editing academic materials, including dissertations, theses, journal articles and academic books, but I also have experience of editing a range of other materials, including novels, business reports, CVs and magazine articles. I also offer transcribing services and conduct oral history interviews on a freelance basis. I have been working as a freelance proofreader, copy-editor and transcriber since early 2012 and also have several years’ experience of working with academic theses and essays as a tutor in history at the University of Strathclyde and the University of the Highlands and Islands.

I completed my PhD in history in 2012, as part of which I wrote a 100,000 word thesis and gained experience of transcribing oral history interviews and editing the transcripts for inclusion on Glasgow Museums’ Collections Navigator web service. I have also completed extensive freelance transcribing work for various oral history projects at the University of Strathclyde. In addition, I have a first class honours degree in Scottish History and English from the University of St Andrews (obtained in 2004) and an MSc (with distinction) in International Tourism Management from the Robert Gordon University (obtained in 2005).

I am trained in proofreading and copy-editing by the Publishing Training Centre and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, and offer professional quality proofreading and copy-editing services for a wide range of fictional and non-fictional material, including books, journals, reports, newsletters, brochures, posters, press releases, instruction manuals and academic theses.

Any enquiries about services and rates are very welcome and I will respond promptly.

Services include: Proofreading, copy-editing, on-screen editing, re-writing, research, transcription, writing.

Subjects include: cultural history, education, English language and literature, history, health, heritage, social history, social sciences, sociology, sport, tourism, travel.