Let’s double check the words you’re tired of reading

Even the best writers make mistakes. You’re only human! When you’re close to a project, it’s difficult to see small errors. However, a proofreader’s eyes will spot what you might have missed.

I’m Yasmin Yarwood and I help you hit send with confidence. As a proofreader and proof-editor, I work with all kinds of writers who want to press publish without panicking.

We’ll only make changes that suit your style 

You probably feel quite protective of your words. And that’s to be expected – you’ve spent hours getting the tone of voice and narrative right and you know your clients love the way you write.  

Of course, there are some hard-and-fast grammar rules. I’ll check you’ve got those bits right so your copy has the professional polish it deserves but, rest assured, your words are yours. I won’t make changes that don’t suit your style and I’ll respect the choices you’ve made because I know every client, and every piece of writing, is different. 

Yasmin Yarwood is a meticulous and talented proofreader. Proofreading is not for her a mechanical process but an essential piece in the editorial process to ensure both quality and creativity.

It’s your text, so you’re always in control

I’m here to help you with suggestions and pick up on things that are easy to miss. I edit using tracked changes, with comments to explain what I’m thinking or simply to let you know when you’re spot on! 

It’s ideal if you’re a copywriter, content writer or creative communicator, either freelancing or working in a marketing agency with no in-house support. I’ll give you peace of mind and be there as someone to bounce ideas off. Whether you work alone or have no one to ask in the office, together we can tweak sentences, and I can offer ideas (if you’d like me to!).  

Time to hit send with confidence!

I love having clients who come back to me again and again. Not only does a simple retainer package for month-on-month support make your life smoother, it’s also a lot of fun because we get to know each other.

I work mainly with writers who want help with their final wording and independent authors looking to get their books published – though it doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re writing about because I choose my projects based on the people behind them.

I share proofreading advice, HAIR-raising antics about my life (and lion’s mane) and the occasional pun on LinkedIn. Take a look at those posts and if I sound like I’d be a good fit for you, I’d really like to hear about your project.  

Ready to hit send without stress? See whether proofreading or proof-editing is right for you, then send me an email 

When I’m not at my desk, I’m probably doing deadlifts and burpees or dragging my two kids on a long beach walk. I love rollercoasters, ten pin bowling, borrowing dogs from BorrowMyDoggy, and authors such as Jane Austen, Kazuo Ishiguro, Susan Hill and P. D. James. 

My campaign tender experience includes:

  • the European Commission
  • the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)
  • the European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
  • the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Yasmin proofed and edited my email course before it went to print. Not only did she tidy up all the typos I’d missed, but she did a fantastic job in improving the flow of the copy and making it read better. I’ve had copy proofed before, but the editing was an extra dimension that’s so valuable. I will definitely use Yasmin’s services again and will be recommending her to others.

Martin Sayers, copywriter

How I can help you

Do you have a piece of marketing copy you’d like me to look at – something you don’t have time to proofread yourself? A document that you or your team have been staring at so much you can’t be sure it reads as it should?

Don’t let your own word blindness get in the way. I’m here to help take your manuscripts and materials to the next level in terms of accuracy and fluency so they read smoothly, with every sentence making perfect sense.

I will check:

  • language: spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • consistency: headings, capitals, hyphens, spelling
  • accuracy of names and organisations
  • layout
  • font sizes and type
  • and much more!
If you’re looking for more than a superficial proofread, why not book a consultation?