About me

I’m Dianne Battersby and I’ve been working as a proofreader for several years – now with my business, which is called Editing Eye. My background is in languages (French, with some Italian, Russian and German), European politics, and travel and tourism, and I started out in proofreading by joining Yell over 14 years ago. I then went on to study two comprehensive courses organised by the Publishing Training Centre: ‘Proofreading by Distance Learning’ and ‘Copy-Editing by Distance Learning’. For both these courses I was awarded a Merit. I’ve since studied with the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), now the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), and am a professional member.

For further details, connect with me on LinkedIn or see https://www.ciep.uk/directory/dianne-battersby-proofreader

Trained by the SfEP and the PTC

I’ve completed several courses organised by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and the Publishing Training Centre:

Proofreading by Distance Learning (Merit)
Copy-editing by Distance Learning (Merit)
Brush up your Grammar
Proofreading Problems
Proofreading Mentoring Scheme
Adobe Tools for Editors
Theses and Dissertations
Introduction to Fiction Editing

Subjects covered

Business, HR, education, marketing, management, Europe, government and politics, health and nutrition, travel and tourism

The list above is by no means exhaustive but will give you an indication of my experience and interests. I have a wide range of interests and am very happy to quote on any subject not listed above.

Past projects

Industry Reports
Research Toolkits
Dissertations and essays
Non-fiction and fiction books for
self-published authors
Journal articles
Digital news articles
Cover and application letters
Marketing material
Events and attraction guides
Powerpoint presentations

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