Elizabeth Osborn

SfEP category: Intermediate
Business name: EMND Writing
Telephone: 07864 513091
Email: emnduncan@gmail.com

I am interested in proofreading work in the following areas:

  • Training materials
  • Academic material, including theses and articles (especially in business, finance, accounting and taxation related subjects)
  • Business reports
  • Financial reports
  • General non-fiction (especially biography, history, travel, but anything considered)
  • Christian books/articles
  • Bible study materials

Relevant experience:

I have been working as a freelance proofreader since early in 2016. Since then I have had experience in proofreading books on Christian education, Bible background, various aspects of prayer, marriage and church history. When working for publishers I use BSI symbols for both Adobe PDF mark up and on hard copy

Previously, I worked as an accountant for almost 40 years. The skills that I developed in writing clear reports as an accountant and tax specialist and in providing accurate accounts and financial information for clients are transferable to my work as a proofreader. In my roles as a Tax Partner and a Manager I reviewed the work of colleagues to ensure that the information provided was accurate and clearly understood by clients. I am also used to meeting client deadlines.

Professional and academic qualifications:

Proofreading training undertaken includes: Basic proofreading (Merit) (The Publishing Training Centre); Introduction to copy-editing (Publishing Scotland); Editing with Word (SfEP) and other SfEP courses.

Qualified and experienced accountant (CA)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA)
BA in Business Organisation (Honours) (Heriot Watt University). Subjects studied included: Business Organisation, Human Resources Management, Industrial Psychology, Employment Law, Business Law, Constitutional Law, Economics, Accounts and Finance)

Other training and studies:

Certificate in Biblical Studies, Institute of Biblical Studies Carrubbers Christian Centre, Edinburgh.

Part completion of Certificate in Christian Studies with St John’s College, Nottingham. (I completed the following four modules by distance learning: New Testament Introduction, Old Testament Introduction, Biblical Ethics and God and the World (Theology)).