About Anne Downes

Desk Shot

10 years’ experience

I am a professionally trained, experienced copy-editor and proofreader. I have more than 10 years’ experience working as a freelance editor and proofreader for a wide range of  clients. I have received professional training in editing at the Publishing Training Centre in London, UK. I am a member of the Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland).

An eagle eye

I guarantee accuracy, clarity, consistency and coherence in all of the documents I work on. I have proven experience in delivering high quality material on time. I pay particular attention to detail and I have a flair for tailoring text to a target audience. I work in both British English and US English.

Specialised areas

• agriculture, fisheries, forestry
• business, IT
• health sciences, higher education
• science (biology, environment)
• social science

FREE sample edits

I offer all prospective clients free sample edits or proofreads of their text (2-3 pages) to give new clients an idea of the kind and quality of service on offer.


Fiction and non-fiction including:

• books

• annual reports

• journal articles

• technical reports

• training manuals

• websites


My clients range from international organisations and large publishing companies to individual authors and academics. No job is too big or too small! To check out some recent publications I’ve edited, click here.