Dianne Battersby (Editing Eye)

Professional Member
Website www.editingeye.co.uk
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Telephone number 07534 596452


  • Proofreading
  • Editing non-native English
  • Plain/clear English
  • French to English
  • Copy-editing
  • Dissertation formatting


  • Magazines
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Newspaper articles
  • Journal articles
  • Online material
  • Non-fiction


Freelance since 2016. Proofreader/page reader, Yell, 2004 to 2018

Recent training

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

Recent clients

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.

Tim Bowdler

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. 

Simon Wigmore

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. 

Mark Armitage

(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.

Helen Gundry

Moorsbus CIC

& Friends of Moorsbus