“Thanks Again for Your
Flexibility and Good Work.


“You’re One of the Best
I’ve Had the Pleasure
to Work With.”


~ L.D. Hawk, Professor of
Old Testament and Hebrew

Copy-Editing and Proofreading by a
Publishing Training Centre Trained
Former English Teacher –

18 Years’ Experience on
460-Plus Books…

Dear Desk Editor,

You’ve probably reached this page because you need an experienced on-screen copy editor or proofreader to take on your project.

An expert

Tick mark with a university degree in English Literature

Tick mark with a copy-editing certificate from the Publishing Training Centre, Book House, London

Tick mark accepted as an Advanced Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)

Tick mark to whom you can release your project with confidence, and then forget about it until it returns completed in your email inbox

Tick mark who handles author queries sensitively, diplomatically and intelligently

Tick mark who doesn’t over-edit or make unnecessary proofreading corrections

Tick mark who always  keeps to and usually beats deadlines (no matter how tight)

Basically, you want to be able to hand your copy-editing and proofreading projects over to a professional.

You don’t want to be sidetracked into spending precious time on the phone each day explaining the finer points of grammar or editorial procedure to a novice copy editor or proofreader.

Plus you don’t want on-screen edited files or a parcel of proofs to return a week past your deadline.

And then perhaps the already-late proofs are so heavily marked you have to send out a fresh set to a more experienced proofreader. Grrr… :(

Ecclesiastes and The Song of Songs

Professional Copy-Editing and Proofreading

Throughout this website you’ll see thumbnail images of a few of the books I’ve either copy-edited or proofread over the last 17 years, or in some cases both copy-edited and proofread.

Copy-editing Certificate, Publishing Training Centre, London
Publishing Training Centre, London, Pass with DISTINCTION, 2001
SfEP Advanced Membership, letter of acceptance
SfEP Advanced Member, letter of acceptance, 30 December 2002

Helen of Troy, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

The Ali Abbas Story, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Behind the Smile, proofread by Eldo Barkhuizen

Teach Yourself Modern Hebrew, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Teach Yourself Afrikaans, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

The Message of Zechariah, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Colloquial Hebrew, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

The Search for Nefertiti, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Eden Hall, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Heart of the Town, proofread by Eldo Barkhuizen

“Thorough, Reliable and Detailed”

“I am happy to commend Eldo Barkhuizen for his excellent freelance editorial work.

“Throughout my time at Inter-Varsity Press (12 years), Eldo has carried out thorough, reliable and detailed copy-editing on numerous manuscripts, many of considerable length and complexity.

“In placing such work with Eldo, I have been confident that I can leave the task with him and that he will address and resolve all the relevant issues without needing to consult me unduly, and that the copy-edited text, accompanied by suitable notes, will be properly prepared for typesetting and delivered on schedule.”

~ Dr Philip Duce, Senior Commissioning Editor (Theological Books), Inter-Varsity Press


“A Very Competent Copyeditor”

“Eldo is a very competent copyeditor whose work can be relied upon.

“Thoroughly recommended.”

~ J. Fisher, Editorial Project Manager, Wiley-Blackwell


The Weekend That Changed the World, proofread by Eldo Barkhuizen

The Aztecs, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Symbolic Blackness and Ethnic Difference, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

The Ancient Near East, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Biomolecular Archaeology, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

The Science of Reading, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Latin Literature, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Goodness and Justice, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

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“A Very Professional, Intelligent Job”

Thanks for a very professional, intelligent job….

“I look forward to our next job together.”

~ Ginny Catmur, Managing Editor, Hodder Educational


“A Real Pleasure Working with You”

“It’s been a real pleasure working w. you!

Many thanks for all the bits and pieces you’ve caught and for helping to improve the article!”

~ Professor Tia De Nora, author


“A Sense of Security”

“I always enjoy working with a copy editor because it gives me a sense of security – someone is out there sparing my blushes!

“In fact I’ve been amazed how quick and painless it was this time round.”
~ Dr Tim Chester, author


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