Your second pair of eyes

Even the best writer needs another pair of eyes.
Whether you’re writing wise words for the web, marketing content, reports, newsletters, manuals or guides, it’s vital your words are correct.
As an advanced professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), I specialise in spotting mistakes that can damage your professional reputation.
If it has words, I can make it shine.

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Why choose me?


You won’t find better editing or proofreading prices for the level of expertise offered. The unique nature of projects means fixed prices aren’t possible, but proofreading starts at £8 per 1,000 words and editing at £10 per 1,000.


Of course I’m going to tell you how great I am on my own website, but there’s no substitute for superb client testimonials. I have dozens, some of which are on my CIEP profile. There’s a CIEP link button at the bottom of this page.


I’ve worked in the publishing and editing industries for 30 years, reaching Fleet Street and helping clients including multinationals, esteemed universities, authors, charities and sole traders to perfect their words.


I’m dedicated to keeping you informed during the editing or proofreading process. You’ll get prompt query replies and concise email updates when they’re necessary. Unfortunately, this is surprisingly rare among editors.

Plain English

The best writing is often crafted from simple words. Jargon and bombast can creep into texts, leaving readers feeling distanced from the page. Here, writing is assessed for the intended audience, using an expert eye for clear, plain English.

Your ‘voice’

Rigid editing can wreck the creativity behind your writing. Whether you call it voice, character or individuality, it’s unique to you, so you probably want it respected while I’m making your words correct. I specialise in preserving voice.

Editing or proofreading?

Proofreading is a final check, but editing analyses writing before the design phase. Proofreading involves fewer checks, because of the complications of making changes at the later stage. If you’re not at the final phase of your project before printing or going live, editing is probably right for you.
Lee Dickinson, proofreader and editor
Lee Dickinson
Word Wise Web chief editor

Let’s work together

You can email me direct at, use the form here or ring me on 07528 761051.
I’m looking forward to working with you.

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