Proofreading and copy-editing services

I am a trained and experienced proofreader specialising in proofreading, proof-editing and copy-editing non-fiction texts on a wide range of subjects. I love improving texts and am dedicated to providing an excellent service. I pay meticulous attention to detail and have never missed a deadline. My aim is to produce a text that is clear, fluent and grammatically correct.

Who can use my services?

I provide services for the following:

  • academics
  • researchers
  • postgraduate students
  • research institutes
  • businesses
  • publishers
  • charities

I also specialise in working on texts written by clients whose first language isn't English. Even if you aren't in this list I can probably help you.

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Copy-editing

Benefits of proofreading

Poor or incorrect grammar, confusing sentence structure or misspelling can really devalue your work and reflect badly on you. Spellcheckers and grammar checkers are good at spotting some errors, but will definitely not pick up on all of your mistakes, especially errors such as using the wrong word in a sentence when that word does actually exist.

Using my services means that your text will be dramatically improved and will not be undervalued from the start.

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Highly efficient

I can thoroughly recommend the services of Beverley Sykes of Superscript Proofreading. As a proof-reader she is both highly efficient in working to deadlines, and professional in her dealings with publishers and editors. I was able to go on holiday confident in the knowledge that my proof reading commitments would be successfully expedited by a skilled practitioner who would attend scrupulously to the text, and who would liaise on any queries with production and series editors.

Professor David Amigoni, English, School of Humanities, Keele University, UK

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2016-08-15T19:13:51+01:00

Professor David Amigoni, English, School of Humanities, Keele University, UK

I can thoroughly recommend the services of Beverley Sykes of Superscript Proofreading. As a proof- reader she is both highly efficient in working to deadlines, and professional in her dealings with publishers and editors.

Attention to detail

Bev has an exemplary attention to detail, and her work is of the highest quality. Bev is a true professional and I continue to recommend her to colleagues and students without hesitation

Dr Ilia Xypolia, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Aberdeen, UK

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2016-08-15T19:15:22+01:00

Dr Ilia Xypolia, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Aberdeen, UK

Bev has an exemplary attention to detail, and her work is of the highest quality. Bev is a true professional and I continue to recommend her to colleagues and students without hesitation

Great editing job

Bev Sykes' professional academic essay editing and proof-reading is at the highest standard. The great editing job on the several manuscripts and research papers that I have sent to her as well as the excellent service are highly appreciated. I am looking forward to continuing using Bev's editing and proofreading service.

Dr Miroslav Spasov, Senior Lecturer, Composition and Computer Music Techniques, Programme Director for Music Technology, Keele University, UK

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2016-08-18T17:11:12+01:00

Dr Miroslav Spasov, Senior Lecturer, Composition and Computer Music Techniques, Programme Director for Music Technology, Keele University, UK

Bev Sykes' professional academic essay editing and proof-reading is at the highest standard. The great editing job on the several manuscripts and research papers that I have sent to her as well as the excellent service are highly appreciated. I am looking forward to continuing using Bev's editing and proofreading service.

Increasing the quality of my writings

I can highly recommend Superscript Proofreading Services. With thorough comments on how to improve my texts, Beverley Sykes has clearly contributed to increasing the quality of my writings. I will definitely continue to use this service.

Gustav Lidén, Senior Lecturer, Mid Sweden University

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2016-08-18T17:12:43+01:00

Gustav Lidén, Senior Lecturer, Mid Sweden University

I can highly recommend Superscript Proofreading Services. With thorough comments on how to improve my texts, Beverley Sykes has clearly contributed to increasing the quality of my writings. I will definitely continue to use this service.

Helped me to streamline

Superscript proofreading helped me to streamline and professionalize my grant application and meet the deadline even though it was during the Christmas holidays. The proofreading was more detailed and meticulous than I could have hoped for and was mindful of my very strict word limit.

Bernice Bovenkerk, Ethics Institute, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

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2016-08-18T17:13:20+01:00

Bernice Bovenkerk, Ethics Institute, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Superscript proofreading helped me to streamline and professionalize my grant application and meet the deadline even though it was during the Christmas holidays. The proofreading was more detailed and meticulous than I could have hoped for and was mindful of my very strict word limit.

You will never be disappointed

Bev takes care of my language limitations and transforms them into understandable English. When I send my texts to Bev, a heavy weight falls from my shoulders. You will never be disappointed.

Susanne Gustafsson, Senior Lecturer, University of Gävle, Sweden

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2016-08-18T17:14:16+01:00

Susanne Gustafsson, Senior Lecturer, University of Gävle, Sweden

Bev takes care of my language limitations and transforms them into understandable English. When I send my texts to Bev, a heavy weight falls from my shoulders. You will never be disappointed.

Sincerely recommend

In my profession as a philosopher, I feel that being a non-native speaker of English puts me at a distinct disadvantage ... I sincerely recommend her services.

Dr Niels Nijsingh, researcher at Utrecht University, the Netherlands

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2016-08-18T17:17:47+01:00

Dr Niels Nijsingh, researcher at Utrecht University, the Netherlands

In my profession as a philosopher, I feel that being a non-native speaker of English puts me at a distinct disadvantage ... I sincerely recommend her services.

Enhances the author’s writing skills

Beverley provides excellent, thorough proofreading. She is quick and reliable, but also takes time to educate the author on specific points for improvement in terms of style and grammar. Accordingly, she enhances not only the quality of the text, but also the author's writing skills.

Virgil Rerimassie, Researcher, Rathenau Instituut, The Netherlands

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2016-08-18T17:20:23+01:00

Virgil Rerimassie, Researcher, Rathenau Instituut, The Netherlands

Beverley provides excellent, thorough proofreading. She is quick and reliable, but also takes time to educate the author on specific points for improvement in terms of style and grammar. Accordingly, she enhances not only the quality of the text, but also the author's writing skills.

A delight to work with

Beverley is a delight to work with: quick, thorough, and dependable. I have no hesitation in recommending her for proofreading.

Daniele Och, Production Director, Zed Books

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2016-08-22T12:24:47+01:00

Daniele Och, Production Director, Zed Books

Beverley is a delight to work with: quick, thorough, and dependable. I have no hesitation in recommending her for proofreading.

Deadlines always met

She always met with the deadlines and her suggestions for improvement were spot-on. She also motivated the changes she proposed very clearly in her notes. A pleasure to work with.

Kristof Dams, Belgium

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2016-08-22T12:27:15+01:00

Kristof Dams, Belgium

She always met with the deadlines and her suggestions for improvement were spot-on. She also motivated the changes she proposed very clearly in her notes. A pleasure to work with.

Brilliant work for us on a series of complex case studies

Superscript did brilliant work for us on a series of complex case studies. The attention to detail, including both proofing and feedback, was top tier and the work was always done promptly. We will certainly use this service again.

Sam Woolley, Director of Research, Computational Propaganda Project, Oxford Internet Institute

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2017-06-05T18:12:58+01:00

Sam Woolley, Director of Research, Computational Propaganda Project, Oxford Internet Institute

Superscript did brilliant work for us on a series of complex case studies. The attention to detail, including both proofing and feedback, was top tier and the work was always done promptly. We will certainly use this service again.

Incredibly thorough, and nothing escapes her attention

Bev has been great to work with. She is incredibly thorough, and nothing escapes her attention. I was very impressed with the extent of her work, which ranged from minor spacing issues right through to readability and continuity. I felt reassured knowing my book was in such a safe pair of hands!

Ian Golding, Global Customer Experience Specialist, I. J. Golding Customer Experience Consultancy

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2017-12-05T16:56:05+01:00

Ian Golding, Global Customer Experience Specialist, I. J. Golding Customer Experience Consultancy

Bev has been great to work with. She is incredibly thorough, and nothing escapes her attention. I was very impressed with the extent of her work, which ranged from minor spacing issues right through to readability and continuity. I felt reassured knowing my book was in such a safe pair of hands!

Her command of the language is exceptional

Her command of the language is exceptional and so is her attention to detail yet she is not overly intrusive when correcting grammatical or syntactical errors. I would highly recommend her as a proofreader to anyone who seeks professional standards.

Hatice Yıldız, Junior Research Fellow, Merton College, University of Oxford

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2019-05-16T17:10:54+01:00

Hatice Yıldız, Junior Research Fellow, Merton College, University of Oxford

Her command of the language is exceptional and so is her attention to detail yet she is not overly intrusive when correcting grammatical or syntactical errors. I would highly recommend her as a proofreader to anyone who seeks professional standards.

Her editing brings out the best in your work

As an academic, you want your papers to look as if a native speaker wrote them without losing your own voice and style. This is what Beverly does for you! Her editing brings out the best in your work. I would recommend her to anyone.

Daphne Brandenburg, PhD Candidate, Philosophy of Mind, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Macquarie University, Sydney

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2019-05-16T17:12:25+01:00

Daphne Brandenburg, PhD Candidate, Philosophy of Mind, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Macquarie University, Sydney

As an academic, you want your papers to look as if a native speaker wrote them without losing your own voice and style. This is what Beverly does for you! Her editing brings out the best in your work. I would recommend her to anyone.

Thorough, helpful and instructive

English not being my native language, I am especially grateful for the thorough, helpful and instructive comments to enable me to make the necessary corrections and improvements to the language of my text.

Jonny, Doctoral student in Sociology, the Department of Sociology, Umeå University, Sweden

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2019-05-16T17:13:04+01:00

Jonny, Doctoral student in Sociology, the Department of Sociology, Umeå University, Sweden

English not being my native language, I am especially grateful for the thorough, helpful and instructive comments to enable me to make the necessary corrections and improvements to the language of my text.

Identify weaknesses in my writing style that others had missed

Bev was able to identify weaknesses in my writing style that others had missed. Her generous and non-judgemental approach made it a pleasure to work with her and her attention to detail was excellent.

Nikki Rochford, Doctoral student at the Research Institute for Life Course Studies, Keele University, UK

Superscript Proofreading
2019-05-16T17:13:53+01:00

Nikki Rochford, Doctoral student at the Research Institute for Life Course Studies, Keele University, UK

Bev was able to identify weaknesses in my writing style that others had missed. Her generous and non-judgemental approach made it a pleasure to work with her and her attention to detail was excellent.

Bev was a dream come true

I was working with a tight deadline and Bev was a dream come true – her quick work allowed me to hand in my thesis corrections early and they were accepted soon after.

Elizabeth Savage, MA, PhD (Dunelm), International Communications Representative

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2019-05-16T17:14:33+01:00

Elizabeth Savage, MA, PhD (Dunelm), International Communications Representative

I was working with a tight deadline and Bev was a dream come true – her quick work allowed me to hand in my thesis corrections early and they were accepted soon after.

I would unreservedly recommend

Her insightful comments really helped me to fine tune my arguments and pull together a more cohesive account. I would unreservedly recommend her services.

Professor Clare Holdsworth, Keele University, UK

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2016-08-18T17:16:19+01:00

Professor Clare Holdsworth, Keele University, UK

Her insightful comments really helped me to fine tune my arguments and pull together a more cohesive account. I would unreservedly recommend her services.