Proofreading services for publishers and independent authors.

Welcome to my website. My name is Penny Heal and I am a professional freelance proofreader and copy editor, who trained and qualified in retirement.  I was previously an information specialist and librarian within the National Health Service, in both academic and clinical settings, and in local government.

I specialise in providing proofreading solutions for clients wishing to put a final accurate polish on their work, whether it be fiction or non-fiction, printed or electronic. My clients include writers, website editors, advertisers, students, researchers and individuals.

I am a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders (CIEP) and my directory entry can be found at

My subject specialties include medicine and the pharmaceutical sciences, children’s literature, self-help books, horticulture and canine pursuits, among others. I copy edit a lot of travelogues, biographies and spiritual works. I have excellent spelling skills and a knowledge of Latin nomenclature; I completed my education with a master’s degree.