Diane Davies  

/daıæn deıvıs/ n.


working with design and marketing agencies, not-for-profit organisations and publishers.

I proofread and copy-edit annual reports, sustainability 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.


+44 (0)7894 900 344

Made by Eighth Day

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


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 more than 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. 


American Express

Marketing Campaigns

Researching, content creating and proofreading multimedia B2B marketing campaigns.

Audley Group


Copy-editing and proofreading 'Through the Ages', a 250-page cookbook for and from Audley Group's resident-owned retirement villages. The book was realised in part to showcase and share recipes from around the world that had often been handed down through generations.


The Bright Agency


Bright is a global agency that nurtures passionate, gifted artists and authors. You’ll see their work everywhere: children’s books, billboards, greetings cards, films. I work closely with the UK and US design and marketing teams, copy-editing and proofreading blog posts, interviews and other materials.


Carbon Creative

Design and advertising

Carbon Creative are a carbon friendly, ethics-based design agency, proudly based in Manchester. They create branding, print, websites, motion graphics and advertising campaigns.



Copy-editing and proofreading a marketing report, in Global English, for an international cybersecurity company.


Eighth Day

Branding: print and digital

Helping Eighth Day tell their clients' stories. Writing and editing journal and social media posts. Proofreading annual reports, brand guidelines, marketing materials, websites, packaging and books.


Frank, Bright & Abel

Creative Branding Agency

Creating proofreading style guide and checking sustainability reports.


Gower Consulting

Communications and Design

Proofreading marketing materials, annual reports, sustainability reports and newsletters for Gower's financial services clients.


Indelible Creative

Branded literature

Copy-editing and proofreading.


Janette Phillips Art

Website and emails

Writing and editing online course materials and marketing emails for Janette Phillips Art. Janette is a practicing artist and teacher who creates and presents painting workshops at home and abroad. She also runs courses online from her studio in the Lake District.

John Ruskin Primary School


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.


Keep Britain Tidy

Annual Reports

Proofreading annual reports and strategy reports for Keep Britain Tidy.


The Maker's Atelier


Proofreading a sewing magazine that inspires its readers to make beautifully designed clothes and is 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.




Copywriting and editing octavia.events, a luxury bespoke catering company.



website and training literature

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


Shanghai Press / Betterlink Press, New York


Copy-editing and proofreading a series of almost 20 non-fiction books, translated from the original Chinese and republished in US English for the North American market. Working closely with the translator, Tony Blishen.




Proofreading and copy-editing magazine features written by the co-founder of Treebourne, a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. It is focused on planting trees, on both public and private land, in and around Eastbourne. Its mission is to help the town reach its 2030 carbon neutral target, maximise native biodiversity and encourage community engagement from people of all socioeconomic backgrounds.


Youth Futures Foundation

Research Reports

Proofreading and copy-editing for this independent, not-for-profit organisation established to improve employment outcomes for young people from marginalised backgrounds.


Get in touch  

/gɛt ɪn tʌʧ/

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


+44 (0)7894 900 344