Isabelle Anne Abraham
Writer, Proofreader and Editor
I am committed to delivering reliable, affordable and exceptional services. So if that's what you're looking for, then you've arrived at the right profile!
I offer the following: proofreading, editing, writing and transcribing. My highest priority is that you are completely satisfied with end result; that's why I ensure:
✔ Accuracy, clarity and attention to detail
✔ Prompt and straightforward communication
✔ Quick turnaround without compromising on quality
I'm available for both short and long-term projects, so please feel free to contact me for any queries. Looking forward to working with you!
BACKGROUND, EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
I am a verified expert in the English language; I grew up with U.S. English and was educated in UK English, so I can easily work with both. I hold a Bachelor of Journalism from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa:
✪ Specializations – Writing & Editing and New Media
✪ Major – English Literature
✪ Intensive – Web Design & Development
✪ Other courses – French 1&2, Modern Fiction, and English Language & Linguistics
I have worked with a variety of people and enterprises from all over the globe: independent experts and professionals, startups and small businesses, private consultancies, multinational corporations and organizations such as the United Nations, as well as several NGOs & NPOs.
- Proofreading & Editing -
You may have a great story or great content, but no one will notice if your writing is riddled with mistakes. Yet finding and fixing these mistakes is often tedious, time-consuming and difficult, because it's hard to be objective about your own text.
This is where I come in; no matter what I provide—proofreading, copy-editing or line editing—I guarantee error-free work. Not only do I correct spelling and grammar, but I also ensure consistency in style, tone and structure. Additionally, if needed or required by you, I can rewrite the text. Each punctuation mark, word, sentence and paragraph is carefully reviewed for readability, and I always keep the target audience in mind while doing this.
My love for editing started from a very young age: in primary school I would even proofread my friends' homework before they submitted it! This carried on through to university, where I specialized in Writing & Editing and where—for 4 years—I was part of an independent student newspaper's editing team.
Since then, I've collaborated with numerous authors, bloggers and other professionals to make certain that their writings are flawless. The variety of projects I've worked on include:
• Government bids, grants proposals and corporate documents
• Academic papers (essays, dissertations, theses)
• Scientific articles and technical reports
• Ebooks and printed books
• Websites, blog posts and marketing materials
• Business plans and presentations
• CVs, resumes, cover letters and personal statements
• Catalogues, flyers, emails and letters
So if you need an expert proofreader and editor who's committed to making sure that your writing is as perfect as possible, feel free to get in touch with me!
- Writing -
Being an avid reader and writer is an essential part of who I am, so I'm delighted to have turned this into a professional service. My written work has been published on global platforms such as a United Nations blog, United Press International, Deutsche Welle and Down To Earth magazine, as well as several national publications.
I can research and write on a variety of subjects, for both online and offline platforms: articles, blog posts, social media posts, emails, letters, marketing materials, etc.
Topics that I am particularly familiar with include the following: the environment and sustainability, wildlife protection, technology, hard news including crime stories, arts & culture pieces, and profiles and features.
Since I am also a qualified journalist and editor, you can rest assured that my written work will be factually correct and error-free. I usually don’t offer ghostwriting services, and would request my byline for work such as news reports. My writing rates depend the type of content and amount of research required.
- Transcribing -
Having completed courses in video, radio and podcasting, I understand the need for quality transcripts to accompany the audio.
I can transcribe a wide variety of accents in English: American, Canadian, British, Indian, Australian, South African and more.
I have transcribed countless audio and video recordings, ranging from journalistic interviews and focus group discussions (with up to 9 speakers), to advertisements and private counselling sessions.
The transcripts are always double-checked for accuracy, and I can provide you with either a clean or verbatim transcription.