After years of being the go-to-guy in the office for spelling checks etc, I decided to try it professionally and so part of Isthmus Consulting’s remit is a reliable and affordable proofreading service.

Drawing on my background, I specialise in financial, accounting and mathematical texts, but I am happy to proofread any manner of printed material – programmes, CVs, essays, dissertations, theses, leaflets, promotional materials – in any subject areas. I am keen to work with local people and organisations.

I offer a range of services: a simple spelling, punctuation and grammar check up to a full check for consistency, formatting and suggested re-wordings/edits. I can help you develop a house style and ‘tone of voice’ for your promotional materials.

I am a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

Please feel to contact me  to discuss any proofreading needs.

Please see below some testimonials of my work.

As a busy Churchwarden for a large church, I often have to publish notices, letters and guide books. Matthew Pinnock’s proofreading services have proved to be a great time and reputation saver. He ensures my projects are presentable, and correct in grammar and punctuation. Thanks for a great service.

Keith Turner, Churchwarden, St Mary’s Church, Prittlewell.

It’s hard enough to write copy for your website, but it is even harder to spot your own mistakes – especially (strangely) those in the headlines, so I knew that had to let someone else cast their eye over what I had written to spot typos and spelling mistakes, for which – after I had spent some time thinking about the copy and typing it up – I knew I was going to be blind. Also, I am not a native speaker of English, so I definitely needed someone to check. Luckily I found Matt. It is quite daunting to ask someone to ‘critique’ your work, so to speak, but Matt is very quick, extremely professional and kind. Of course, I had made mistakes and, of course, he spotted them and also clarified some grammatical puzzles for me along the way that I had never grasped before. I can highly recommend working with Matt – even if you are a native speaker.

Melanie Ryan, Nutritionist.

I highly recommend Matt Pinnock from Isthmus Consulting who recently proofread a blog of mine. Matt was able to deliver the document within the time specified and provided some excellent suggestions for what would come across more professional. I can’t recommend him enough and would definitely use him again for future work.

Lisa Mackerness, Milestones Virtual Assistant.