If you want to ensure that your message is consistent and clear, a copyeditor can add real value. I can provide you with an independent viewpoint and ensure that your copy is written in a consistent style and format.


I also have experience of copyediting text for people who are not native English speakers and help them to ensure that their text sounds as natural as possible, whilst maintaining their own "voice" and style.


Welcome to my site!

I'm Kelly Bates and I am a native English speaker and qualified proofreader. I  offer a professional proofreading and copyediting service to businesses and individual clients. I have a keen eye for detail and am passionate about clarity in communications. I work from home in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

I trained with the Publishing Training Centre and have a professional HR background, having worked as a Human Resources Manager in the automotive industry for 17 years.​ I also held individual chartered status (MCIPD) of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for 14 years. 

My main areas of expertise are HR documentation, business reports and assessment materials but I am happy to discuss your requirements for other types of work. 

I am an Entry-Level member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). This means that I abide by the CIEP Code of Practice, Ensuring Editorial Excellence, in all of my professional interactions.


Here's what some of my clients say

Kelly proofread a white paper for me. It was the first white paper I had written and, after hours poring over it and thinking it was OK, I was so glad that I enlisted Kelly’s help. She was able to identify inconsistencies in language, formatting and flow of the document. Sometimes you need a professional to spot any issues you might have with spelling, grammar and, in my case, punctuation. I think it’s easy to think that we can all write reports or papers but it is hard when you have created it to be able to objectively view the paper and see if it makes sense, reads correctly and flows. Kelly made suggestions on how I could edit the document without losing the context or content. Her approach was professional whilst also providing a quick turnaround. Thank you, Kelly, for your help.

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Nicola Pease, Ignite Coaching & Consulting Ltd