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Services for Individuals, Authors and Self-Publishers

No matter what kind of document you are producing, image and first impressions are extremely important. Unfortunately, your finished document can come across as unprofessional and ineffective if the standard of English used is poor.

You therefore need to be sure that your documents present your thoughts and ideas in a professional manner, i.e. attractive, well-formatted and absolutely error-free using correctly spelt and grammatically correct English. Anything less will give people a poor impression of you and your work.


Whether you are just an individual writing documents, an author not yet at publishing stage or self-publishers I can help you with a wide range of documents including:

  • Novels, non-fiction books, poetry

  • Magazine articles

  • PowerPoint presentations

  • Website pages

  • Presentations

  • Newsletters

  • Proposals and submissions

  • Reports

  • Letters

  • Forms

  • CVs

  • and many others

Whether you’re a researcher wanting a paper or book chapter checked before submission, a self-publishing author, or just writing something (like a family history) that you want to distribute privately, Vaughn Chambers Editing can help.

Even if you are working with a traditional publisher, not all of them provide a full copy-edit and proofread as part of their service to writers. But these things are essential if you want your finished work to be polished, professional and appealing to your readers.

I can provide any combination of the services described here. To talk about what you need and get a quote, get in touch via the contact page.



Proofreaders provide a final, careful check of your work to make sure that everything is 100% accurate and the style is consistent throughout before your document is published.

It is very easy to miss mistakes in your work – you already know what should be there in your writing, and that is what you sometimes tend to see, instead of what is actually there.

However, your readers don’t know what should be there and they will notice any errors in the text.

Computer spell-checkers can help, but they are not always completely reliable as they can’t fully understand what you’ve written and can’t take account of the context.

Contact me and use my skills and knowledge to proofread for you and you will buy yourself peace of mind about your text meaning you can get back to what you do best and your next writing project.