Sarah Freshwater

Professional Member
Location LONGFIELD, Nr. Dartford, Kent
Telephone 01474 703 524
Mobile 07557 642 185
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Proofreading (UK and US English), on-screen proofreading, BSI symbols


Books (fiction and non-fiction), educational material, company literature, procedural documents, due diligence reports, manuals, magazines, newsletters, websites/blogs, theses and dissertations


Freelance since 2014

Recent training

  • Copy-editing 3: Progress (SfEP) 2018
  • Practical mark-up of PDFs (SfEP) 2017
  • Indexing basics course (Society of Indexers) 2017
  • Copy-editing 2: Headway (SfEP) 2016
  • Copy-editing 1: Introduction (SfEP) 2015
  • Proofreading 3: Mentoring (SfEP) 2014
  • Digital proofreading (PTC) 2014
  • Proofreading 2: Progress (SfEP) 2014
  • Basic proofreading by distance learning (PTC) 2013

I have also attended the 2014, 2015 and 2018 SfEP conferences


  • Taylor & Francis (Routledge/Focal Press)
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Harriman House
  • Sandstone Press
  • Carlton Books
  • Book Guild Ltd
  • London Fire Brigade Retired Members Association


History (general, local, British, military/defence, social, economic, political, World War I, World War II, heritage, genealogy/family), social sciences/studies (crime and criminology, cultural studies, geography, demography, anthropology, archaeology, population studies, politics, political science, rural development, sociology), finance (economics, banking, anti-money laundering, regulatory matters, enforcement, enhanced due diligence, fraud, bribery, corruption, sanctions, suspicious transaction monitoring, investment), business studies, conservation (countryside, nature, wildlife), environmental studies, heritage, outdoor pursuits, tourism and travel, sport (cricket, cycling, walking), fiction/non-fiction (popular, history, military history, travel, crime, thriller, mystery, suspense, memoirs, biography, autobiography, romance)


Sarah recently assisted me by proofreading the sequel to a fictional London saga, written by a previously print-published author who decided to self-publish her latest novel.  I was very impressed with Sarah's turnaround time, her proofreading skills, and her professional and courteous manner.  I would be happy to have Sarah help me on future projects, and would certainly recommend her as a proficient and efficient proofreader.

Sue Shade, Freelance Copy-editor and Proofreader

I recommend highly Sarah's skills and professionalism as a proofreader. Her work is of exceptional quality and she has an impressive eye for detail and consistency. Sarah is always able to deliver the various articles, as well as the final magazine, promptly in order to meet very tight deadlines. Her instructions and amendments are clear and detailed, and she is sensitive to the voice of the contributing authors when making any light edits that may be required.

Chris Reynolds, Editor, 'Roundthreads', magazine of the London Fire Brigade Retired Members Association