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Johanna Robinson, Proofreader

Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading

What I offer

I offer a friendly, flexible and professional proofreading service for projects big and small.


I work with publishers, businesses, organisations and individuals around the world, helping clients to achieve accuracy, consistency and clarity in their text. My clients’ requirements are paramount and I work to ensure that their expectations are not only met, but also exceeded. 


“We don't imagine ever having to look for another proofreader again. We will always send our work to Johanna.” Rob Shaloe, Qualifications Network, UK


What I can do for you


I would be delighted to help you polish and improve your text, in order to maximise its impact upon your readers. I can carry out a light proofread or a more intensive level of editing, and I can help you decide the best way forward in order that the text fulfils its purpose. I have edited a vast range of projects, including: 

  • books

  • reports

  • website content

  • marketing communications/brochures/packaging

  • training/education manuals, exam and course materials

  • law reports 

  • legal articles

  • annual reports/auditors reports

  • blog posts and newsletters

  • magazines

  • translated works 

  • experts' reports and medico-legal reports.


While my specialist area is law, I also work in the humanities, literature, travel, art/art history, culture, architecture, war history, psychology, business, cinema, design, fashion, and commercial property – and many other areas.


“Very pleased with Johanna's meticulousness. She was willing to go the extra mile to do  excellent work.”  Peter Bil'ak, Typotheque, the Netherlands





I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, and I work in accordance with its Code of Practice. Having spent many years as a solicitor in the UK, I understand the need for efficiency in time and in language, deadlines and attention to detail. 


I help many kinds of clients, including: 

  • book, journal and magazine publishers (law and non-law)

  • law firms, expert witnesses and barristers' chambers

  • branding and marketing agencies

  • graphic designers and typographers

  • training companies

  • charities, social entrepreneurs and NGOs

  • academics (law and non-law)

  • SMEs and multinationals

  • self-publishers in fiction, memoir and non-fiction.  


I have a First Class BA in English literature from the University of Leeds, an MA in Commonwealth Literature, and a number of law qualifications, in addition to my ongoing editorial training. 



To download a list of books and publications I have recently worked on please click below.  

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Creative writing


I am also a writer of fiction, and a selection of my work, together with my print publications, including my novella, Homing, can be found on my dedicated website,



“A powerful novella of real substance, bold technique and readerly appeal, it’s the kind of literary fiction that would grace the shelves of any bookstore and find a passionate readership.” ~ Michael Loveday

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