Welcome! How you write and what you write defines you whether you are in business, you are a professional or you are an author. When used correctly, words speak volumes. However, poor use of spelling, grammar, and punctuation reflects badly on you or your organisation.

Using a proofreader or copy editor will give you the peace of mind that your work is accurate and reads well.



My name is Julia Bodie and I set up Copy-proof in 2009.

Before becoming a proofreader and copy editor, I was a recruitment consultant and had always been the unofficial office proofreader of CVs and marketing material. I made the decision that the time was right to use my skills and to retrain as a proofreader and copy editor, and Copy-proof was born.

I pride myself on being both professional and friendly in everything I do and I edit sympathetically, to a high standard, and to agreed deadlines. I am happy to work on projects of any size, however large or small.

I build up good working relationships with clients and I go out of my way to meet their requirements and deadlines. The amount of repeat business I win is evidence of this. Please visit the testimonial page to see some of the testimonials of my work.


“As a freelance copywriter I work alone and Julia is invaluable to me. No matter how many times you look at something yourself, you can end up reading what you want to read rather than what's actually written. Julia is my highly trusted second pair of eyes that ensures any yucky typos or grammar mistakes get spotted and corrected. In addition, Julia is totally reliable and her work is faultless. I'm just so glad I found her.”    
Owner – Gem Writing 

“Julia's copy proof service is wonderful! Julia's professional, accurate and super speedy - and has helped us out so many times when we need something turned around quickly. From in-depth brochures to weekly newsletters Julia’s a great asset to any business. Thank you Julia – I'm glad we found you.”
Director – The Creation Station Ltd.

“Julia went beyond the 'norm' of a typical proofreading service, and offered constructive comments on content that covered a complex business topic. Julia offers a flexible, reliable and accurate service and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.”    
Director – Green Shoots Communications Ltd.     

“Julia is a competent and professional freelance copy editor and I was pleased with the results. She produced the work when she promised it and I consider her services were very good value for money. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her as a copy editor.”     
Owner – GingerCat Books     


“Julia is a fantastic proofreader. Her work is exemplary and I trust her completely, which is why I use her services. As a copywriter it's important to have a safety net to catch any errors and I'm confident in Julia's abilities to do this for me. I would recommend Julia to anyone looking to improve the quality of their work, as not only is she quick but she's also helpful and great to deal with.”    
Director – Spaghetti Agency     

“In my line of work, attention to detail is vital and the written word needs to be clear, to the point and accurate. Julia polishes my written creations so that the message is clear and there are no distractions from errors, spelling, grammar or unnecessary prose. She brings integrity to my work, and I recommend her very highly.”    
Experienced Turnaround Consultant and Business Coach – 2b2serve

“I asked Julia to proof-read my ebook at short notice, and she was very flexible and did an excellent job. Not only did she highlight any spelling and grammatical errors, but she also pointed out where the odd sentence didn't make sense, which enabled me to make some changes. Great work.”
Ghostwriter and Writing Coach 

“Julia has done a terrific job editing my debut novel "The Love Detective" – I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.”



As every requirement and client is different, I am happy to provide a bespoke quote for each enquiry. My rates are competitive and offer great value for money.

Please complete the contact form below and I aim to respond within 24 hours where possible.


£22 per hour
£24 per hour
£27 per hour

CONTACT & message

If you'd like to discuss a proofreading or copy editing project, please contact me so we can have a chat.

Julia Bodie BA (Hons), DipPRE

Tel: +44 (0)7711 161 465

For any general enquiries, please fill in the following contact form:

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