Proofreading and copy editing course tutors
We have three tutors on our proofreading and editing course. Julian Brouwer, Rachel Finnegan and Shuna Meade are all professional proofreaders and copyeditors.
They will provide you with personal feedback on every assignment, answer your questions and give you expert careers guidance, so you get the very best out of the course.
Proofreading course tutor 1: Julian Brouwer
Proofreader | Copyeditor | freelance journalist
Julian Brouwer has worked as a proofreader for a group of newspapers and a host of other London-based organisations. So, he is used to finding errors that even eagle-eyed subeditors miss.
He is still very much involved within the proofreading industry, and runs a successful news agency, Manhattan News, which supplies US-based news and features to national papers in the UK. He used to have his own column in the Daily Express.
Julian has also provided proofreading and editing training for some well respected businesses, including Cancer research UK, Santander, United Nations and Virgin Holidays.
He is often praised by our proofreading course learners, for his good-humoured and encouraging manner.
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Proofreading course tutor 2: Shuna Meade
Freelance copyeditor | Proofreader | Publisher
Shuna is a Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.
Before training as a professional editor and proofreader, she spent 20 years living and working in London, including eight years in the music business at EMI Music International, where she helped integrate new EMI companies into the business.
Some of Shuna’s proofreading and editing clients include self-publishing authors, published indie authors, publishers, and small business owners. She has even edited the autobiography of a Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame member.
Shuna has also provided proofreading and copy editing training for some well respected organisations including The House of Lords, The NHS and Manchester City Council.
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Proofreading course tutor 3: Rachel Finnegan
Freelance copyeditor | Proofreader | Author
Rachel is Head tutor for the College of Media and Publishing and has been a tutor on the Proofreading and editing course since September 2016.
She has a BA and a PhD in classics and is a full member of the Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland). Rachel also has several professional certifications from CMP, CIEP and the Publishing Training Centre (UK).
She has been running her own editing business, Irish Academic Editing, since 2015 and her skills include proofreading, copy editing, academic editing, academic writing, and editorial training.
Rachel has also provided proofreading and copy editing training for some well respected organisations including British Gas, Lloyds bank and Royal Mail.
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