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Simon R.

@simonrichardson

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Professional Editor, Writer, and Consultant

I was a university lecturer and an English teacher for 10 years; I'm now a freelance writer and editor. I have a Master's in English and Linguistics & have worked as a proofreader and editor for several online publications, as well as a private editor for novels, academic publications & corporate documents for a range of companies & individuals around the world. I possess an unrivalled knowledge of English grammar, spelling & punctuation, but also a strong focus on style, register, tone, structure & readability. My educational background provides me with the linguistic skills, while my vast experience of editing & producing my own published written work back these up, ensuring I offer an exceptional service throughout. Whether it's academic advice, content, curricula, editing & proofreading, or help with your novel that you require, I can help you perfect your language & make your project really stand out. Get in touch to request samples, or for a free consultation/quote.
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Portfolio Items

An example of intensive proofreading and editing for a Master's thesis
Academic Proofreading
News article
What is Bitcoin?
Restaurant Review
An example of novel editing using tracked changes.
Novel proofreading
An Introduction to IELTS Writing Task 2

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$834.00 USD
Simon was professional, delivered what he promised within the agreed time frame, and his edits were thorough and honest in a way that I can feel a significant improvement. He replied fast and to the point, was flexible about working in the way that I preferred (in Google docs instead of Words) and was kind to answer any question I had. I highly recommend working with Simon if you need an editor!
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Flag of Mette Torres L. @metteleites
2 months ago
5.0
£1,800.00 GBP
Its been a really good experience working with Simon. As this was my first attempt at writing a novel he has been a big help with the structure of the book. Thanks Simon.
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Flag of Ian S. @cofeely
2 months ago
5.0
$1,970.00 CAD
Working with Simon was an absolutely amazing experience. He is an excellent editor, highly competent, attentive, and very professional. He did incredible work, and I strongly recommend him.
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Flag of Kris N. @krisnedy
8 months ago
5.0
$500.00 USD
Yes. Simon did a great. Each time he has enriched my initial draft by his comments, suggestions. He was always ahead of me (lol). He was very patient and understanding
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Flag of Jean N. @ndanaflavor
8 months ago
4.6
€100.00 EUR
Simon did a great job formatting my manuscript on MS Word. The communication was always easy, and so was the review process until having the job perfectly done. Simon is kind and answers quickly. As a novel author, I learned that for kindle publishing and print; it is possible to upload an MS Word document directly on KDP, but if your manuscript includes graphics and diagrams like mine, it is highly recommendable to do the formatting in two stages: First, get your manuscript perfectly formatted on MS Word, then use special layout software like Vellum to make it look great on paper and as an ebook.
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Freelance Writer, Editor, Consultant

Simon Richardson English
Jun 2017 - Present
Writer, editor, educational consultant - I decided to do this full time as a business, instead of part time alongside my work as a teacher / lecturer, in 2017. Since 2017, I have provided website content for several hundred businesses, been published as a journalist on multiple sites, provided course content and full curricula for educational establishments (public and private) in four countries, edited and prepared 30 novels for publication and provided voice overs for several organizations.

Head of English

Leeds International Study Centre (Leeds University and Leeds Beckett University)
Aug 2016 - Jul 2017 (11 months, 1 day)
Curriculum design, management, university partnership, working with students on academic submissions and exams, developing academic skills (especially writing and speaking), proofreading and editing, CVs, cover letters and personal statements

Director of Studies

CES Schools
Mar 2014 - Aug 2016 (2 years, 5 months)
Management, hiring and development / CPD of all teaching staff. Curriculum design, management and development of the academic programme. QA / QC of classes, resources and courses, responsible for academic performance in inspections. Summer school (young learners) management, recruitment and course design

Education

DELTA (Master's in English Language Teaching / Education)

Institute for System Level Integration, United Kingdom 2012
(Less than a year)

English Literature and Language

University of Leeds, United Kingdom 2001 - 2004
(3 years)

Qualifications

DELTA

Cambridge
2012
A masters (level 7 UK) qualification in teaching practice, language teaching and pedagogical theories and academic course design, aimed at academic writing for non-native English speakers.

Publications

Demand High - a DELTA experimental practice

Demand High Wordpress - Jim Scrivener
http://demandhighelt.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/demand-high-a-delta-experimental-practice-simon-richardson/ A research-based assignment on increasing demand in language classrooms

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Proofreading 133 Editing 93 Article Writing 89 Article Rewriting 78 English Grammar 65

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