|Location||NORTH YORKSHIRE, UK|
|Telephone number||07534 596452|
I am experienced in proofreading directories, magazines, dissertations and essays and edit native and non-native English language. I've undergone extensive training over the past few years in proofreading and copy-editing through the PTC and the SfEP and am proud to be a professional member of the SfEP. Training courses that I've completed over the past few years include the following PTC distance learning courses: 'Basic Proofreading' and 'Copy-Editing', both with Merits.
I have an educational background in languages (French and Russian), politics and economics; however, I have a wide general knowledge and am experienced in proofreading various subjects such as history, business, marketing and management. Outside of work, I love to walk in the countryside and enjoy travel, so am also keen to proofread any documents concerning the countryside and walking / rambling (specifically Cumbria and the Lake District, which is where I grew up, and the North York Moors, where I now live; I have extensive knowledge of both of these regions). Travel and tourism was my career of choice after graduating and I still have a strong interest in both UK travel and tourism as well as Europe.
- Editing non-native English
- Plain/clear English
- French to English
- Dissertation formatting
- Theses and dissertations
- Newspaper articles
- Journal articles
- Online material
Freelance since 2016. Proofreader/page reader, Yell, 2004 to 2018
Adobe Tools for Editors (Publishing Training Centre) 2018, Editing and Proofreading (Proofreading Academy) 2018, Copy-editing (Publishing Training Centre) 2016, Proofreading Mentoring Scheme (SfEP) 2013, Brush Up Your Grammar (SfEP) 2012
Yell, Proofreading International, Country Publications Ltd, Moorsbus, The Proofreading Company, Andrew Creelman
Travel and Tourism (France, Italy, Scotland, UK), Government and Politics (British, European), Local Government, Economics, Management, HR, Business, French, British History (16th Century), Education, Advertising, Health Education, Diet and Nutrition, Vegetarianism, Yoga, Walking (Lake District, North York Moors), Rock Music
Qualifications and awards
BA (Hons) French and Russian (Political and Economic Studies)
Dianne is absolutely one of the best proofreaders I have worked with. Her attention to detail is extraordinary and you can bet that once she has cast her eye over a piece of work it will be clean and typo-free. She has a fantastic command of English and will be an asset to anyone who employs her. She is a total professional who can work to extremely tight deadlines. She is a pleasure to work with.
Editorial Director at Newspress
(National centralised publications manager - hibu)
Dianne is a first-class proofreader who played a key part in the excellence of Matters magazines at hibu. Her meticulous proofreading skills and attention to detail proved invaluable and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Dianne for any editorial project.
Editor, writer and digital journalist
(Senior regional publication manager – hibu magazines)
Dianne proofed hibu's 27 community magazines of which I was National Copy Editing Manager. Dianne's attention to detail was unbelievable - unlike anything I have encountered before in more than 20 years working in newspapers and magazines - and her ability to spot errors of spelling, punctuation, style and grammar first rate.
I cannot recommend Dianne highly enough ... if I ever get around to writing my memoirs she will be the first person I contact to give them the once over.
(National copy-editing manager - hibu)
Dianne Battersby has assisted Friends of Moorsbus on several occasions in the last couple of years with proof reading. We are volunteers who produce information about bus services on leaflets that are very widely distributed in the North Yorkshire and Cleveland areas. It is important that any text errors are corrected before we go to print, and we are most grateful for the help that Dianne has given us.
& Friends of Moorsbus