Aidan J. S. Cross
Freelance Copy-editor and Proofreader at Cross Editorial
I am a professional freelance copy-editor and proofreader with an extensive background and strong range of skills relating to the written word.
A graduate of The University Of Manchester with a BA (Hons) in Drama & Screen Studies, prior to going into business for myself I worked in-house on the writing, proofreading and editing of numerous business documents for firms such as Ticketmaster UK Ltd., BOSSco Online Ltd., and Datamonitor PLC. These documents included Quality Assurance reports, presentations, research documents, employee assessment reports, web and Intranet copy, and the Choose Cheadle community newsletter.
After enhancing my skills with a qualification in proofreading via the Editorial Training course ‘Proofreading Today’, I went into business for myself in 2013, initially trading as MegaProof, instantly attaining reputable clients within the publishing industry and becoming an associate of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) (formerly Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)).
After several years of freelancing, I upgraded to Professional Membership of the CIEP in 2017. In 2019 I gained a qualification in copy-editing via the CIEP’s own CE2: Headway course. I expanded my business to incorporate copy-editing services and rebranded as Cross Editorial in 2020.
I have worked with a wide range of materials and subject matter. Click here for a list of my specialist subject areas.
As a devoted creative professional I am fully dedicated to helping all my clients achieve the strongest possible effect with their publications and ensuring their message comes across as intended, eliminating the potential for confusion, misunderstanding, and loss of reader interest. I work hard to ensure publications are as polished and error-free as possible, and thus aid my clients in boosting reader interest, sales figures, and reputation in their field. I liaise regularly with my clients during the proofreading process, keep them up to date on my work, work tightly to deadlines, and am committed to building strong and effective working relationships with all clients.
For more details on my experience and clients, please see my Portfolio.