Karen O’Donnell

SfEP category: Intermediate Member
Email: kodproofreading@gmail.com
Website: www.kodproofreading.co.uk

Freelance proofreading and copy-editing

Proofreading and copy-editing are about making the path between the reader and the author’s message as smooth and clear as possible.

I can provide different levels of editing depending on your particular needs:

  • ensuring correct spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • making sure that your text is clear, consistent, appropriate and concise

  • assessing tone and style

  • looking at more technical matters such as captions, footnotes, heading styles and hierarchies, illustrations, layout, references and tables.

Another pair of eyes will help to make sure that your message or ideas are conveyed effectively to your readers.

While I specialise in services for academic authors and publishers and in the subject areas listed below, I am happy to work with more general materials and other subjects.

I have a BSc in biochemistry and molecular biology with first class honours. Prior to my editorial career, I worked for twelve years as a Health and Care Professions Council-registered biomedical scientist in diagnostic laboratories in the NHS in various disciplines. Specialist areas I cover include:

  • any matters relating to the practical or theoretical aspects of diagnostic laboratory work with direct experience of the disciplines of biochemistry, genetics, molecular pathology and pathology
  • anatomy, biochemistry, cytogenetics, cytopathology, histopathology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, molecular pathology, pathology and disease processes (particularly cancer), physiology
  • any material that requires an understanding of biomedical and medical terminology, and any material relating to matters of healthcare.

I work mainly with documents in Microsoft Word using tracked changes.

I am an Intermediate Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and I abide by their code of practice.

Please see my website for more information about my service, qualifications and experience, prices, and terms and conditions: www.kodproofreading.co.uk. You can contact me at kodproofreading@gmail.com and I will be happy to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you may have.