I’m a freelance proofreader and a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

I have seven years in-house experience in the publishing industry: I worked on academic journals at Royal Chemistry Society and Cambridge University Press, and then on children’s books for the LEGO Group.

I have worked with publishers, packagers, communications agencies and authors on a freelance basis for several years.

Born in the UK, I have lived in Denmark and Germany and now live in Spain.

Services offered

Proofreading and proof/corrections collation.

Qualifications

Lancaster University, UK: BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing [1]

CELTA Teaching English as a Foreign Language Qualification

Professional development

Publishing Training Centre: Proofreading PDFs (11.2023)

Upgraded to Professional Membership of the CIEP (10.2022)

Attended CIEP annual conference (09.2022)

Upgraded to Intermediate Membership of the CIEP (09.2021)

CIEP: The Art of Querying (07.2021)

Publishing Training Centre: Essential Proofreading – Pass with Merit (2020–2021)

Joined CIEP (was the SfEP) (08.2019)

Publishing experience

The LEGO Group, Denmark: Editorial Coordinator (2016–2018)

Cambridge University Press, UK: Production Editor (2012–2016)

Royal Society of Chemistry, UK: Publishing Assistant (2011–2012)

Testimonials

“Peter Moorby, the proofreader, deserves a special mention for his unrivalled diligence, consistency, understanding for the substance and respect for the author”

Marco Sassòli, Professor of International Law, University of Geneva, in the acknowledgements of International Humanitarian Law: Rules, Controversies, and Solutions to Problems Arising in Warfare, 2nd edition (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2024).

Code of practice

As a member of the CIEP I follow the standards set out in its Code of Practice.