Alison Gilbert

I am a freelance proofreader who specialises in educational and mathematical documents.  I have worked in education for the past 17 years and can use my experience to support your needs.  I have a passion for education and a love of learning!  Constantly striving to improve my own skills and knowledge.  Take a look at my blog to see my passions and take part in my reading challenge.


I studied mathematics to degree level and have a very analytical mind.  I am great with figures, formulas, data tables, diagrams, map reading and finer details. I am also a maths checker and have experience of checking all levels of maths from primary to degree level working with publishers and students. I have taught maths in Primary schools, planning and developing the maths curriculum.

What can I do for you?

Do you need your maths checking?

I can work through your maths and check for content. I can spot errors in formulas and calculations.

Do you need support with your educational content?

I am a qualified teacher and have experience copyediting primary maths online learning modules. I can use my teaching experience to support learning progression.

Do you need your business marketing to portray the correct message?

I have experience in advertising my own business and blogging to reach my target audience.  I can support you with proofreading your website, blogs, email marketing and newsletters.

Do you need support with your spelling?

I can spot commonly misspelled words.  Some people call me a walking dictionary.

Do you need your writing to be consistent?

I can cross-check your writing and references.  I will look for consistency in your layout, titles, page details and content.

Do you want your work ready to be published? 

I can do all the final checks and ensure you are happy with your finished work ready to take the next step. 

We can do it together!

Do you need some support with your writing?

I have background knowledge in education and maths.  I love checking figures, graphs and map reading.  I have an eye for detail and can check for consistency and accuracy.

Do you need help with Harvard referencing?

I have experience of academically using Harvard referencing and supporting students with accurately using Harvard referencing in their essays.


Do you need help with your grammar and punctuation?

I can support you with tips and my knowledge.  Check out my blog for advice.

Do you need your work to be accurate?

I can spot the smallest of errors and have an eye for details.

BSI proofreading symbols

in Adobe

Track changes in Microsoft Word

Commenting tools in Adobe

I have always had an eye for accuracy and have read through documentation all of my career in education. 

I am an intermediate member of The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and have undertaken regular training through the Institute to continue my professional development.

I am skilled at using Track changes in Microsoft Word and commenting tools in Word and Adobe Acrobat.  I am proficient in British Standard Proofreading Symbols and can proofread on paper or digitally. I have experience of working as part of a publishing team using Trello, SharePoint and Microsift Office suite.

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