Diane Davies  

/daıæn deıvıs/ n.


PROOFREADER 

working with design and marketing agencies, arts organisations and publishers.

I proofread presentations and proposal documents, annual reports, literature systems, packaging, brand guidelines, non-fiction books and websites.

I began my career as a designer and I understand the world of design, the deadlines and the need to communicate ideas clearly. Proofreading is a complementary skill. I love the attention to detail, the checking and double-checking, and making sure that details are consistent.

Get in touch  

/gɛt ɪn tʌʧ/

if you have a project you would like to discuss. I'd love to hear from you.

di@nedavies.com

+44 (0)7894 900 344

Made by Eighth Day
Testimonials

Brigitte Halliday – Creative Director


Indelible Creative

We use Diane to proofread our printed design projects.

She saves us valuable time, has a real eye for detail and we rely on her to spot the inconsistencies that often occur in documents that are written or revised by several people.

Diane is also a real professional and a pleasure to work with, and projects are always delivered on time.

Janine Hall – Founder/Director


J9>HQ

I have had the great good luck to work with Diane for many years and always get her in to help me on difficult and complicated projects that need a clear and analytical mind coupled with a determined patience to work through whatever project needs completing to a high standard.

Her experience as a graphic designer has given her an ability to look for and understand the big picture whilst being able to drill down into the detail. Her beady eye picks up on typo errors whilst her brain is always intelligently working to ensure the sense and tone of voice is respected.

Jo Shackleton – Founder


Eighth Day

Diane regularly works with Eighth Day, proofreading and content checking all kinds of projects, including annual reports, brand guidelines and multimedia marketing campaigns. She works as part of our team and is particularly good at checking our design solutions against complex client data. She’s a detail person, easy to work with and reliable.

Linda Dickinson – Headteacher


John Ruskin Primary School

Every local authority maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with government legislation. Diane keeps on top of this for us, editing and checking our website, ensuring it complies in every detail and meets ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted standards.

Tony Blishen – Translator


Working with the Shanghai Press

Diane has worked with me for nearly 10 years – designing, copy-editing and proofreading a series of books translated from Chinese. She has acquired a deep knowledge of this specialist area and liaises with the publishers in Shanghai. She has an exceptional eye for detail and consistency and never misses a deadline. 

Work
A

American Express

Marketing Campaigns

Researching, content creating and proofreading multimedia B2B marketing campaigns.

E

Eighth Day

Branding: print and digital

Helping Eighth Day tell their clients' stories. Proofreading annual reports, brand guidelines, marketing materials, websites, packaging and books.

G

Gower Consulting

Marketing and IR materials

Proofreading a range of financial and professional services marketing materials for clients of this communications and design agency.

I

Indelible Creative

Branded literature

Proofreading and copy-editing.

J

J9>HQ

website

Editing and proofreading website and supporting documentation for J9>HQ, a headhunting company for the digital creative industry.

John Ruskin Primary School

website

Editing and content checking this Southwark school’s website to ensure all content is up to date and compliant with local authority and government guidelines, to support the school’s ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating.

K

Keep Britain Tidy

Annual Report

Proofreading the 2019 Annual Report & Financial Statements for Keep Britain Tidy.

M

The Maker's Atelier

Magazine

Proofreading a sewing magazine that inspires its readers to make beautifully designed clothes. Now in its third year, it has become a celebration of independent makers and designers. The magazine has a pattern stitched to the centre spread – designed by Frances Tobin, founder of The Maker's Atelier – so you can make the garment featured on the cover. The magazine has increased from three to four issues a year, due to its success.

P

Proof

website and training literature

Proofreading for Proof – a communication training company for start-ups and small businesses.

S

Shanghai Press / Betterlink Press, New York

Publishing

Copy-editing and proofreading a series of non-fiction books, translated from the original Chinese and republished in English for the US market. Working closely with the translator, Tony Blishen.

W

Wyevale Garden Centres

Annual Reports

Proofreading annual reports and customer-focused marketing campaigns.

Contact

Get in touch  

/gɛt ɪn tʌʧ/

if you have a project you would like to discuss. I'd love to hear from you.

di@nedavies.com

+44 (0)7894 900 344