Contact Catherine Pernickety Kate; Pernickety Kate offers friendly, professional proofreading and editing help so that your writing makes the right impression from the start. Proofreading is a thorough check of spellings, punctuation and grammar, plus a check for any inconsistencies such as heading style, spacing, graph and table wording etc.

Make sure your readers focus on your message, not your mistakes! Editing covers proofreading, as above, but looks at the bigger picture. Does your text flow? Is it in a logical order? Is the meaning clear? Is the content specific? Is the tone suitable for the audience? Is it visually clear on the page? Does the whole thing mean what you want it to say?

I specialise in improving business writing for small or large businesses (from reports and training materials to advertising and website copy). However, I am also happy to work with individuals or for one-off projects, eg, CVs, self-publishing.

My charges are minimum £10 for anything up to 1,000 words. £20 – £25 per hour. Quotes depend on the type and quality of written text.

Basic proofreading of plain text takes around an hour for 3,000 words. Email me anytime. Please phone me 7 days a week

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Mike Bernard 19th February 2019 8:17 pm

Catherine can spot any mistake. But her real skill is in knowing the style and content that will work best for the target audience.

While keeping abreast of the ever-changing language conventions, her editing looks beyond the words to the sentence and paragraph structure that will make your readers want to keep reading.

Her rates are phenomenally reasonable, and she completes her work on time. If you have a message that you want others to connect with, I would strongly recommend running it by Catherine. You may be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

alex redgrave 13th September 2018 4:52 pm

I have to say that Pernickety Kate has been a fantastic help with all the work that I’ve given her. She has taken all the text for my website and has done a fabulous job in making to sound amazing. She is a true professional and even if you think you’re great at English, she will find something – she’s picky in a great way.
Thank you Catherine for all your hard work.