I am Peter Haigh, a freelance copy-editor and proofreader who specialises in improving technical, scientific and numerical documents.

All projects are different and requirements vary according to deadlines, budget and preferences so I offer a customised service.

I apply my experience as a Chartered Engineer and my talent in editing and proofreading to ensure that your document is correct, of a high quality and professional. I can help your written material to fulfil its purpose and make you and your documents stand out from the competition.

As a Chartered Engineer with the IET, and with ten years' experience in the engineering industry, I have a proven track record for always delivering on time and to a high quality to all of my clients.

I work on electronic copy, using track changes with Word or on PDF using comments and annotations, and I exchange documents using email or online file share. I recognise the importance of confidentiality and document security and am happy to discuss any specific requirements in this area.

proofreading services offered

I offer a turnkey document improvement service for your written material:

  • Annual reports
  • Technical reports
  • Bids and tender submissions
  • Marketing material
  • Websites
  • Training manuals
proof-reading and copyediting service for academic journal papers and articles

I can help your academic contributions to achieve their potential:

  • Journal articles and papers
  • PhD theses
  • Dissertations
  • Research proposals
  • Funding applications

Testimonials

  • "I decided to have my thesis reviewed by an independent professional proof reader as no matter how many times I reviewed each draft, mistakes and errors crept in.

    I was not sure what I would require at first, but Peter sent me some information which clearly explained and differentiated the range of services available, together with their purpose. I originally expected minor comments on grammar and sentence structure, but was extremely impressed and pleased with the care and attention to detail provided.

    I had regular updates from Peter highlighting the progress of the service every few days. The communication both before and after the service was clear and I knew exactly what was happening at each stage of the process. Each time a correction was reviewed, comments were included to explain the rationale behind the recommended changes.

    The document now flows and reads well with a high quality of grammar and consistent style. Proof reading and technical editing is not easy and is a specialist activity. For anyone unsure about the quality of their work (thesis, technical reports, papers etc..) I would recommend technical editorial as you will get good a high quality professional service which will help to take away the time and stress over producing the perfect document.

    I would highly recommend technical editorial and will be considering the company for any future work I am involved in."

    Richard Poole
    HVDC Engineer, North Sea Link Interconnector Project, National Grid.
  • "I needed somebody to double check the grammar of my article and you did an amazing, meticulous job. You have been prompt in your responses and very professional: this has made the entire collaboration very efficient and pleasant.
    I'm extremely satisfied with the outcome and will definitely recommend your services to colleagues or friends, native speakers and non native speakers alike, who wants to have their papers professionally proofread."

    Dr Elisa Impara
    Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences, Kingston University, London, UK
  • "I'm a non-native speaker and have chosen Peter to proofread my master thesis, because I was aware that there would have been some issues with my grammar and therefore needed help in pointing these out for me. I would have never thought that I would make so many mistakes, but Peter's comprehensive check did not only find the obvious grammar and spelling issues, but he even produced examples of better sentence construction that helped a lot increasing the readability of my thesis.

    In particular, he highlighted technically unclear sentences and provided his interpretation of the sentence, so I was able to fix any ambiguity.

    I highly recommend Peter to all students who are to submit academic texts - it's money well spend."

    Sebastian Geisler
    MSc Technology Management, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.