Anju Okhandiar. Chartered Linguist

A freelance consultant, I have been offering editorial services since, 2010.

I invite you to work with me.

I offer editing, proofreading, copy-editing, revision, application of House Style Guides, and PowerPoint presentations.

A qualified proofreader and copyeditor, I have a high standard of writing and editing and a professional approach towards my work, inclusive of the desired training and computer skills for this job. By paying great emphasis to detail, I do not compromise with my client's House Style Guide, and determine that the text meets the highest of standards of written English.

I work closely with my clients from the very outset, seek active feedback, while providing constructive support simultaneously to ensure understanding and complete customer satisfaction. I'm consistent in adhering to agreed deadlines.

I specialise in EAL (English as an Additional Language) and educational texts, while my preferred subject areas are German, Linguistics, Literary writings (including fiction and children's fiction) and Philology.

I will:

  • Check and correct errors in spelling, punctuation to fix grammatical mistakes, as well as verify accuracy of page numbers, headings and captions

  • Read original text copies against typeset proofs to catch typos

  • Check images, charts, tables to ensure they are precise and properly aligned

  • Address formatting issues and other inconsistencies in the layout of a text, and adjust variations in style to ensure that the final presentation is professional and void of any errors

  • Work on Stylistics, including organising, condensing, modifying, and adapting texts with an aim to producing an accurate piece of work

I prefer to work on paper, however, I work on-screen with equal ease, using Word with Track Changes or by marking up PDFs with BSI (British Standards Institution) proofreading marks. I also use PerfectIt to assist me in offering a error free presentation.

Please contact me to discuss your editorial requirements.


I am happy to provide a quote for a job (fixed rate, word count rate and hourly rate) upon request. Please contact me to discuss this further.

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