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Welcome to Copy-proof!

I am a professional proofreader, copy editor, content writer and copywriter and I work with a variety of different companies, agencies, individuals, and authors.


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.


If you are struggling to find the right words to promote your business and lack the time to curate quality content, using a copywriter/content writer will take the pressure off you and will allow you to concentrate on your core business. 


Contact me today for more information at or use the online form on the contact page

About Me


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 your 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.


“I would highly recommend Julia. She has completed a few projects for me, from editing to proofreading to writing my articles. Julia is very easy to work with and nothing is too much. Extremely quick turnaround. She has really helped me to improve my business and content."

Managing Director (musical and movement company)


“Julia did a brilliant job of proofreading my first book. Such a quick turnaround, great communication and good ideas. Thanks Julia and I’ll definitely keep in touch for future projects.”

Children's Author


“I couldn't recommend Julia enough. She's so precise and diligent with an astounding attention to detail and turns things round really quickly. She's a dream to work with.”

Editorial Director (publishing company)

“I have worked with Julia on a wide variety of copywriting and proofreading projects, and she is a pleasure to work with – always managing to work on my projects and return them to me within a few days, all whilst meeting the brief perfectly no matter how big or small. Not forgetting to mention she responds to queries or changes almost instantaneously.”

Account Director (creative educational agency)


“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 (arts and crafts classes and party entertainment for children)

“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 (publishing company)

“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 

“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 




I provide a comprehensive proofreading and copy editing service and I mainly proofread and edit documents in Word, PowerPoint, Google Docs, and PDF formats. Everything is completed to a high standard and to your agreed deadlines. 

I work for clients in various business disciplines, both in the UK and further afield, and for other writing professionals, and authors.

In addition to my core services, I write blogs, white papers, PR and web content for clients.

What you can expect from me as a proofreader

When you submit work, I will be checking the following:

  • Spelling and syntax

  • Punctuation and grammar 

  • Capitalisation

  • Consistency in fonts, headings, chapters, and page numbers

  • Layout 

  • Factual accuracy

What you can expect from me as a copy editor

In addition to checking for errors, I will also rewrite or rearrange sentences and paragraphs  where necessary. I will do the following:

  • Check for repetition and unnecessary wordiness​

  • Rewrite where necessary

  • Research and write additional material where necessary

  • Liaise with authors regarding diagrams, illustrations etc.

  • Check for any potentially libellous material

  • Check line and paragraph breaks

I will work with you to establish a brief and:

  • Generate content to promote a product or service

  • Rewrite content

  • Copy edit and proofread

What you can expect from me as a copywriter


Proofreading and Copy Editing Services

I work with commercial clients and independent professionals in a variety of business disciplines, both in the UK and abroad. I also work extensively with authors to polish their manuscripts and short stories etc.

If you would like help with proofreading and/or copy editing content you can be assured of receiving a comprehensive, professional and thorough service, where everything is completed to a high standard and to agreed deadlines. 

My experience includes proofreading and copy editing the following (which is not an exhaustive list) …

Business content 

  • Reports

  • Whitepapers and newsletters

  • Terms of Business

  • Proposals 

  • Data sheets and instructions


Marketing content 

  • Magazines

  • Websites and web content

  • Blogs

  • Emails and autoresponders

  • Advertising material

  • Presentations

  • PR and marketing content


Manuscripts and associated content 

  • Fiction/non-fiction

  • Short stories and poems

  • Children’s books

  • E-books

  • Book proposals, synopses, and cover blurbs

Miscellaneous content 

  • CVs

  • Cover letters

  • Draft business agreements

  • Letters to official bodies such as HMRC

Copywriting and Content Writing Services

To help you free up time to concentrate on your core business, I will work to your brief to write and rewrite the following:

  • Blogs and articles 

  • Social media posts

  • Editorials/adverts

  • Values and mission statements and straplines

  • Text for videos 

  • Web content for clients

  • Sales and marketing emails

  • PR content

If you would like to discuss my services and how I could help you with your proofreading, copy editing, and copywriting requirements, please email me at or use the form on the contact page.




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.


£26 per hour
£30+ per hour
£28 per hour
£30+ per hour

CONTACT & message

If you'd like to discuss a proofreading, copy editing, or copywriting 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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