Hi! I’m Anna. I live in Hertfordshire in the UK and have been copyediting and proofreading for 10 years. I work part time as an NHS paediatric dietician running clinics and working to tight deadlines. Apart from thoroughly enjoying this work, saving babies, helping children achieve their growth potential and managing their chronic illnesses through nutrition, I love language, especially sentence construction and word usage, both key to successful editing.


For as long as I can remember, I’ve been that person people ask, ‘Can you look over this for me?’, ‘Can you help me format this?’, or ‘How do you do x, y and z in Word, Anna?’ And so I fell into this profession, naturally – it drew me to it by a kind of gravitational pull. And I love it! I’m a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). Here’s my directory entry.