ALLY OAKES Oak Proofreading

Professional Member
Location DORSET, UK
Telephone +44 (01) 305 250433
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Academic and business proofreading, on-screen and hard copy proofreading.


If these are your subjects, you've come to the right person: social sciences, education, languages and fiction.


Khatt Books

Stratton Craig

A Thousand Monkeys

Mother Tongue

and many authors, students and academics.


Books, theses and dissertations, company literature, reports, job-applications and online materials.


References (2019), Editing with Word (SfEP) 2017, Basic Proofreading: Digital Skills (PTC) 2017, Proofreading Progress (SfEP) 2016, Basic Proofreading (PTC) 2016.


Great ​job done on proofreading our paper for a UK journal. I particularly appreciated Ally's further explanations on the reasons for her corrections. Very clear and prompt communication as well. 
Ksenia Silchenko, postdoctoral researcher

Ksenia Silchenko, postdoctoral researcher

Ally’s performance is exemplary: she is professional in handling our special requests for each particular text. In addition to her attentive scrutiny of the texts, and her corrections to the minutest inconsistencies, she manages to leave the tone of voice and personality of the original author intact. When asked to shorten or simplify certain turn of phrases, her suggestions are spot on and readily accepted by ourselves and the book’s author(s). Her skills as editor, her punctuality and overall professionalism make us feel fortunate to be working with her.

Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, Khatt Books 

Ally is an outstanding editor and proofreader. She is honest, very professional, highly communicative, and it's a pleasure to work with her. I recommend her without reservation. 

Husik Ghulyan, PhD

As a written communications agency responsible for managing the content for many high-profile clients, it’s vital that we have an excellent and reliable proofreader as part of our freelance team. Ally fits the bill completely and has always provided an impressive and professional service. I recently commissioned Ally on a complex quality-checking job that involved reviewing and marking 450 product descriptions. Ally’s level of feedback was extremely detailed and was praised by the client. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Ally for proofreading tasks.

Gemma Brown, Stratton Craig Communications

I had some experience with some proofreaders in the few last years and that’s why I was really careful to look for a new one. I googled, asked, read, and compared until I finally found Ally. I was so amazed by the work she provided in my thesis. She listened very well to what I needed and went through every single detail with me and provided her advice on things that were important to the work. She is so professional and definitely she will be my first choice next time. Thank you Ally for the great job you did for me.

Meshari Alsairi, PhD