Lesley Ellen

Advanced Professional Member
Location EllenEditorial, EDINBURGH
Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mobile 07796 977 719
Web www.elleneditorial.com

Skills

Copy-editing, on-screen editing, on-screen proofreading, editing non-native English, copywriting, writing, speech writing

Media

Academic research papers, policy reports, government reports, marketing and promotional materials, funding applications, books, theses and dissertations, websites, text translated into English, CVs and personal communications

Qualifications and awards

MA (Hons) French with subsidiary German (language and literature), Postgraduate Diploma in European Marketing and Languages (French and German), Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration

Experience

Freelance since 2013

Training

SfEP
Editing with Word (2016), Efficient copy-editing (2016), References (2016), Brush up your grammar (2015), Copy-editing 2: Progress (2014), On-screen editing 1 & 2 (2014), Introduction to proofreading (2013)

Other
Microsoft Office modules (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) (Pitman Training 2013)
PRINCE2 – Foundation level (APM Group 2004)

Clients

Recent and current clients include:

  • United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research 
  • Shelter Scotland
  • National Galleries of Scotland
  • Frontier Economics Ltd
  • International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development 
  • Biuro Tlumaczen UZUS (translation agency)
  • Public sector organisations and non-departmental public bodies
  • Individual academics and postgraduate students
  • Private individuals

Subjects

Public policy, government, politics, current affairs, economics, development economics, sustainable development, tourism and travel, marketing.

Testimonials

'Lesley Ellen proofread the Commission on Housing and Wellbeing’s final report: A blueprint for Scotland’s future. I was delighted with the service provided; Lesley’s meticulous attention to detail and professional approach provided me with peace of mind knowing that every effort had been made to ensure accuracy and consistency throughout this high-level report. I highly recommend EllenEditorial and will be using the service again.'

Paul Bradley, Regional Campaigns and Public Affairs Officer, Shelter Scotland

'I hired Lesley for proofreading my 80 pages MSc thesis. It was on very short notice but she managed the job excellently in a short time. Lesley spotted even minor details, such as the incorrect facing of a quotation mark, and left very helpful comments. As a non-native speaker of English, I have taken away a few useful lessons of how to improve my writing. It is essential for this kind of work to have a confident proofreader, such as Lesley, who points out that a certain phrase or sentence does not make sense.'

Joe, postgraduate student, UK/Germany 

'Lesley Ellen cooperates with us regularly, proofreading and copyediting all sorts of documents translated by Polish translators and researchers, such as research papers, books, business documents, website content, corporate materials, etc. She checks them for grammatical, linguistic and logical correctness and makes sure they are written in polished, error-free English. Many articles copyedited by Lesley have been successfully published in renowned international journals. Lesley is professional, fast, meticulous and has a wonderful attitude. She is always ready to explain matters that may be problematic or unclear to non-native speakers of English. Her comments and suggestions are invaluable. She offers a friendly, efficient and confidential service. It has been a pleasure working with her. I would definitely recommend the service of EllenEditorial.'

Barbara Komorowska, Owner, UZUS Translation Agency, Poznań, Poland

'After receiving feedback on my initial submission to an economics journal, I engaged Lesley Ellen to copy-edit the paper before resubmission. Lesley was meticulous, professional, efficient and friendly -- a pleasure to work with. I'm delighted to say that with Lesley's help my paper has now been approved for publication. I would highly recommend her editing services and I would certainly work with her again in the future.'

Declan French, Senior Lecturer, Queen's University Belfast