I am a freelance proofreader, based in Liverpool, UK, and trained in proofreading by the Publishing Training Centre, London
Having trained and practised as a solicitor at both high street and commercial law firms, I am focused on client care, the requirement for plain English and a respect for timescales and deadlines. I now edit and proofread a variety of law and non-law texts.
I usually work on screen, using Microsoft Word (Tracked Changes) and PDF (PDF Xchange or Adobe Acrobat), as well as on bespoke client software if required and by agreement.
I am committed to continuing professional development and have completed courses with the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (formerly Society for Editors and Proofreaders), of which I am an Advanced Professional Member, having acquired the requisite amount of training and experience and a number of references from publisher clients.
First Class BA in English Language and Literature (University of Leeds)
MA in Postcolonial Literature (University of Leeds)
Graduate Diploma in Law (Leeds Metropolitan University)
Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Leeds Metropolitan University)
Distance Learning Proofreading Course (Publishing Training Centre, London: high Merit)
Oolican Books prize for critical essay in Canadian fiction (MA)
Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) award for full funding (MA)
A number of creative writing awards: see www.johanna-robinson.com.
I spent a year studying English Literature at the University of Oslo, Norway, and lived and worked for several months in Sydney, Australia.
I grew up in the northwest of England and now live there once again, with my husband and two children, after having spent seventeen years in Leeds and Bradford, Yorkshire. As my work is carried out remotely I can usually accept work from any location. I have clients around the world, from Cyprus to Mongolia!