Sophie Ross Quality Assurance | My business is to ensure that your brand communications are perfect.

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Location Based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, with global clients
Mobile +44 (0)7973 838 117
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Website www.sophieross.co.uk
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Overview

Proofreading | Copy-editing | User-experience Testing

For better or worse, people will judge your business on what they see and read. As a qualified and experienced freelance proofreader, copy-editor and user-experience tester specialising in corporate communications, it’s my job to enhance, perfect and protect your image and brand.

What I do

I check both the quality and accuracy of text, design, layouts, images and all embedded media to ensure perfection in every sense: textually, visually, aurally, and in terms of usability and accessibility.

If required, I can produce a comprehensive style guide for your business to help you achieve consistency in style and structure.

Media

I work on the full range of digital media, including:

  • Websites
  • Apps
  • Digital magazines and newsletters
  • Online training courses and e-learning
  • Blogs and social media.

I also work on print media, such as:

  • Brochures
  • Packaging
  • Pitches
  • Reports
  • Newsletters
  • Handbooks.

Qualifications and professional affiliation

  • BA English Language and Literature (first-class honours)
  • Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)

Training and CPD

  • Copy-editing (London School of Publishing)
  • Practical Mark-up of PDFs (SfEP)
  • Grammar at Work (Publishing Training Centre)
  • Digital Proofreading (Publishing Training Centre)
  • Introduction to Web Editorial Skills (SfEP)
  • Proofreading (Publishing Training Centre)

Software

I work regularly with:

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Adobe Acrobat and PDF-XChange
  • ProofHQ

For usability and accessibility testing I use:

  • NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)
  • tota11y

I also work with the main website and blog builders, including:

  • WordPress
  • Weebly
  • Squarespace
  • iPage
  • Blogspot
  • Tumblr

Clients

  • BULLITThd
  • Brand Architects
  • Cheltenham Literature Festival
  • Fuelled by Che
  • Gang of 4 Productions
  • Green Spark
  • Hair Rush
  • Harriet Fairbank CST
  • Horsley Shop
  • John D Gorilla Books
  • Lernstift
  • Little Man Project
  • My Parenting Solutions
  • OCL
  • Odyssey Mentor
  • Seago
  • Superdrug Stores plc
  • Wiggin LLP
  • WildWorks Pty

And finally ...

If I can help your business, please get in touch for an initial chat and we can go from there.

Testimonials

Sophie has an unbelievable eye for detail, most especially when it comes to the written word. She is thorough, will check everything required and, although she says she won't write your website for you, she should!

Amanda Pelham Green, Director, Odyssey Mentor

Sophie has carried out quality assurance and proofreading for recent editions of our online quarterly magazine. She has the ability to adapt her frame of reference to perfectly suit the brand and context. So an information piece from a financial brand gets a more formal, grammatically rigorous overhaul, while a witty blogpost from an opinionated maverick gets to keep all its slang and witticisms. Understanding how language can flex to fit these different scenarios but still be correctly formed is a great skill – something that Sophie has in abundance.

Stephanie Beesly, Director, BULLITThd.com

Thank you for your fantastic work. Your prompt reply and helpful notes enabled us to complete our project on time.

Cheltenham Literature Festival

At WildWorks, we rely on Sophie and her vigilant digital editing skills to ensure that our website and our documentation support our business as transformation consultants to large, blue-chip organisations. Sophie is timely, accurate and understands our premium b2b market. 

Kirrily Hall, Digital Marketing Manager, WildWorks Pty

Sophie has performed proofreading, copy-editing and usability testing on numerous eLearning courses for us. She has also carried out these services for our company website, marketing literature and proposals. Sophie is a pleasure to work with and always responds to our requests quickly. She has an excellent attention to detail and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services.

Jennifer Compton, Business Development Manager, Little Man Project