Frances Cooper

Professional Member
Location Shropshire, UK
Mobile 07929 204545
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Website www.fcproof.com
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Skills

Proofreading, editing, non-native English, copyediting, website editing, research/fact checking, rewriting, writing

Media

Books, company literature, illustrated books, travel guides, websites/blogs, theses and dissertations, interpretative materials, educational materials

Experience

Freelance since 2016; Biodiversity Officer/ Dartmoor Mires Project Manager, Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2002–2015; Woodlands Officer, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, 1996–2002

Training

  • Copy-editing Headway (SfEP) 2018
  • Proofreading Mentoring (SfEP) 2018
  • Proofreading Progress (SfEP) 2017
  • Practical Mark-up of PDFs (SfEP) 2017 
  • Basic Proofreading (Publishing Training Centre) 2016

Clients

  • HarperCollins (Collins Learning) 
  • Princeton University Press 
  • Cambridge University Press 
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Bloomsbury 
  • Pitch Publishing
  • Bradt Travel Guides 
  • National Trust 
  • Plymouth University
  • Leeds University
  • Moors for the Future Partnership
  • Independent authors
  • Academics and students
  • Businesses

Subjects

Natural history, wildlife, ecology, species and habitats conservation, countryside management, environment, travel, trekking, sport

Qualifications

BSc Biological Science

Testimonials

You’ve done a fantastic job working on these spreads, Frances. I’m really happy with the work you have carried out and you deserve a huge pat on the back. It can sometimes be a bit tricky when working with new freelancers but this has been a breeze! I’ll be sure to keep you in mind for future projects.

Craig Balfour, Collins Learning (HarperCollins)

Frances worked as a proofreader on the copy for our new website. At the outset I asked her if she was willing to do more than proofreading and she was happy to help with editing and fact checking. She worked very professionally and I was impressed by her attention to detail. As well as providing an excellent proofreading service she made sense of some of our text which was overcomplicated. I received high quality work from her and I was able to rely on her to send me work that was ready to upload. Frances was easy to work with, sending regular updates and meeting all deadlines. She exhibited a real interest and knowledge in our work and was a pleasure to work with.

Jody Vallance, Communications Officer, Moors for the Future Partnership

Frances has great attention to detail. She delivered the project before the deadline. Highly recommended.

Kim Davies, National Trust

I am hugely satisfied with your work on my document – thanks for this again.

I really love your way of proofreading – I always find it helpful.

Jeongeun Park , PhD student, Bristol University