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I am a fully qualified editor and proofreader with experience of editing and proofreading books for publishers and authors, and various documents for businesses and students. From my reviews you will see that I have an excellent reputation for delivering high quality, added value projects within timescale. This is because I take great pride in my work and always strive to ensure that you will receive excellent service. I have been praised particularly on my reliability, eye for detail and thoroughness. I thoroughly enjoy my work and helping others to develop their projects. I previously worked in local government as Head of Internal Audit, writing, editing and proofreading audit and other reports. I also have an MBA (distinction), am a certified internal auditor, and have a corporate governance qualification (distinction). My experience covers working on books, articles, websites, business documents, articles, reports, journals, dissertations etc. I am also a SfEP Professional member.
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Recent Reviews

  • image of Adam P. Project for Ivan B. $250.00 USD

    “"Excellent piece of work done by Ivan B. Highly recommended"”

  • image of Martin B. travel journal of a motorcycle journey around the Iberian peninsular €100.00 EUR

    “Ivan is most definitely a must have guy if your looking like i was for a professional editor, as i was to improve the book manuscript i had recently finished. Ivan delivered on time, discussed all the way through the project my options as well as amending and updating the project until he was satisfied prior to submitting as a finished product. I cant speak highly enough about the guy and all i know is he is part of my team going forward as i look to move on later this year to my next book. Thank you Ivan Martin”

  • image of Andrew D. An Editor for Ebook $12.00 USD

    “He was very professional, conscientious work, progress reports every day, content editing is excellent and timely delivery. I would hire him next time.”

  • image of Ahmed J. Project for Ivan B. $40.00 USD

    “Timely deliveries and great quality!”

  • image of Wayne S. Proof-read approx. 38,000 words (fiction) $25.00 USD

    “Thanks, all good and very much appreciated.”

  • image of Kevin W. Book 6 St Patrick Snakes and Vikings €30.00 EUR

    “Just what I was looking for. He double checked with me to make sure I got what I wanted and delivered ahead of time.”


Freelance proofreader

May 2017

Editing and proofreading books for publishers and authors. Editing business documents. Voluntary editing and proofreading work for local music co-operative. Editor role for village magazine. Voluntary work within Council's archives service, transferring paper records to electronic format.

Head of Internal Audit

Apr 1996 - May 2017 (21 years)

Senior management role leading internal audit and consultancy function. Experience in finance, audit, corporate governance and risk management. Significant experience of writing, reviewing, editing and proofreading audit and consultancy reports for over 20 years.


PTC Proofreading (Merit) (2016)

Publishing Training Centre

Masters in Business Administration (Distinction) (2005)

University of Liverpool

Certified Member of Institute of Internal Auditors (1995)

Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors

Certificate in Corporate Governance (Distinction) (2014)



True Professional

Proofreading biography of 223 pages

Budge Rogers

Proofreading biography of 256 pages

Hijacking LaLiga

Proofreading history of Athletico Madrid - 192 pages

Fifty Years of Manchester City

Proofreading history of football club - 286 pages


Proofreading biography of 288 pages

Pironi: The Champion That Never Was

Proofreading biography of 255 pages

Peter Withe: For the Love of the Game

Proof-editing biography of 405 pages. Also provided critique of the book.

Rocky Marciano: The Brockton Blockbuster

Proofreading biography of 256 pages

Theses and Dissertations

Review and critique of society's revised guide for proofreaders of theses and dissertations prior to its reissue.


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