Colette Duggan

Colette Duggan

SfEP category: Entry Level

Words are my passion; I treat them with care and would love to help you get your message across. I am a native British English speaker and have an Honours Degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Glasgow, with Post Graduates in Librarianship and Teaching in Further Education.

I have industry-recognised qualifications in proofreading from the Society of Editors and Proofreaders (SFEP) and the Publishing Training Centre (Merit in Basic Proofreading). I am also a member of the SFEP and abide by their code of practice.

I have many years of experience in education, particularly Adult Literacies. I am a keen short story writer, novelist and self-publisher. I have gained experience in editing/critiquing within the G2 Writers’ Group (including work by Gail Honeyman, Maggie Ritchie and Kevin Scott).

I have self-published 4 e-books and am happy to format for e-publication.

I have experience in working in local government, education and in retail. I combine my love of words with my desire to help people get their message across.

I have a working knowledge of the terminology of, and experience in:

  • Librarianship
  • Retail
  • E-publishing
  • Creative writing
  • Public Sector
  • Education/Pedagogy
  • Psychology
  • Scots Language and dialects
  • Construction trades.

I will provide a high quality proofreading service, checking and correcting (using tracked changes):

  • spelling
  • grammar
  • punctuation
  • consistency.

I will give notes on improving clarity and flow.
I can produce a style sheet for your work if none is provided.
I use UK English and am a native English speaker with an Honours Degree in English with Psychology (at Higher Ordinary).

I will need your text in MS Word (or compatible) or PDF format, your project requirements and a house style sheet (if you have one). I can also do hard copy/scanned work using BSI symbols.