Expert Proofreading & Editing Services

Putting the final polish on your text so that nothing stands between you and your readers.


My work background includes English teaching for EFL and ESOL, literacy, communications and secondary-level examinations. I have also worked as a reporter, purchaser, typesetter and as the administrator of a theatre school. Alongside these, I was a church pastor for over 20 years, setting up its charity status and governance, and I am a board member of two other charities.


Areas of Interest

While proofreading and copy editing does not normally require specialist knowledge of the topic, when it comes to more involved editing, it’s helpful if writer and editor share a vocabulary.

My areas of interest include memoirs, reporting, international and community development, history, education, language, arts and culture, the charity sector, drama and religion.


Outside Work

As if all the words in the day job weren’t enough, I read for fun and often have my head in a script or score getting ready for the stage, whether in plays, musicals, or singing in a choir. I’m also privileged to live somewhere I can swim in the sea and walk in the hills.



I have a first-class degree in English language, a post-grad diploma in newspaper journalism and a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language. I passed my proofreading training with distinction.

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders, following their code of practice

and committed to continuing professional development.

About Draftproof

Robert Holden, based on the east coast of Ireland

Robert Holden - Proofreader and Editor