Proofed Beyond Doubt | Freelance Proofreader and Copy-editor

Norwich, Norfolk
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* on-screen proofreading
* hard-copy proofreading
* website editing


Proofed Beyond Doubt is owned and run by me, Gordon R Hooper. I am a freelance proofreader and copy-editor and am a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). Highly trained and professionally qualified, I have completed a series of SfEP training courses as well as the Publishing Training Centre’s Basic Proofreading course, achieving a pass with merit. In addition, I successfully completed the SfEP proofreading mentoring programme.

Upon completion of my proofreading training, I set up Proofed Beyond Doubt in 2008 following a long career in the financial services industry. My extensive experience in business and personal finance makes me an ideal proofreader for material covering these areas, although I have a generalist approach and will consider all non-scientific subjects, with the exception of fiction or memoirs. I can proofread hard copy or on screen, and website validation is a speciality (checking content, links, interactive material and design).

The majority of my work consists of repeat business for clients in marketing agencies, the financial services sector, the property sector, manufacturers and other commercial enterprises, but I am always pleased to consider one-off jobs as well.

Specialist subjects

* banking
* business/business studies
* finance
* financial regulation
* personal finance
* marketing
* IT
* games and puzzles


* corporate communications (magazines, brochures, reports, annual reports)
* government and consultancy reports
* magazines/newsletters
* children’s books
* games and puzzles
* websites
* IT user manuals

Recent projects

* reports on the oil and gas drilling industry, the UK’s railway infrastructure, the nuclear industry, and the engineering and IT sectors
* websites in the retail bank, investment bank, investment management and recruitment sectors
* a range of children’s books for two major UK retailers
* a range of adult and children’s games and puzzles for several major UK retailers
* business reports, white papers, magazines and product guides for companies in the financial services sector

What I offer

I am client-focused and flexible, have excellent organisational skills, am used to tight deadlines and am often able to accept smaller jobs at short notice for turnaround. Attention to detail, high-quality work, flexibility, adherence to deadlines and excellent customer service have all ensured that Proofed Beyond Doubt has grown rapidly, and I enjoy a high level of repeat business from satisfied clients.


‘As a consultant I am responsible for creating carefully researched reports for clients which may be published (in full or in part). Gordon has become an invaluable asset to my business where the timelines are tight, the expectations are high and discretion is essential. He is professional and collegiate and is able to work with reports where the material might initially be presented to him out of sequence.

Gordon also takes a keen interest in banking regulation and risk management, so he is the perfect ‘outside reader’ (and copy-editor) pointing out where clarification is needed, applying changes where necessary and supporting the continued evolution of my company’s style sheets.’

(ADM Risk, Regulation & Strategy)

‘I found Gordon to be thorough, meticulous and accurate. His work is well researched and shows a high degree of care and initiative in trying to ensure that details are correct, inconsistencies ironed out and errors found. He was quick, reliable and flexible … Equally he was very helpful and creative in generating ideas for the style guide.’

(A Rocha magazine)

‘Thank you for your help on the marketing white paper. The deadlines were very short, but your help made it a lot easier. I really appreciate your effort and flexibility.’

(Gloo Communications)

‘We commissioned Proofed Beyond Doubt to help check the functionality and user-friendliness of our online Small Business Management software, Moobiz, before its launch.

As well as recommending changes to make the wording on the help screens and error messages even clearer, Gordon also suggested ways of making some of the navigation and other functionality more intuitive …

We found Gordon to be very thorough and very flexible, and his feedback was clear and precise, with logical explanations and detailed solutions.’

(Mooloop web design)

‘Thank you so much for your thorough proofreading services. I now feel confident in handing in my clinical reports, knowing that they are completed to a very high standard. Grammatical errors were corrected, technical terms checked, inaccuracies highlighted and new legislation pointed out. A thorough, reliable service and extremely quick too. All in all, an excellent service. Many thanks Gordon.’

(Occupational Therapist)

‘I asked Gordon to provide editorial support for the production of a high-level strategy document. He delivered to a very tight deadline, working methodically and to a high standard.’

(Godwin Symons)

Many thanks to our clients for kindly giving their permission to publish their comments. For more feedback, see our testimonials page.

Telephone: 07599 835972

Contact number

07599 835972


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Country United Kingdom
State/Province Norfolk
distance: 3,637 Miles
Address Norwich, Norfolk
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