My name is Dawn Hoare and I love words.

I especially love the English language, which is a wonderful mish-mash of beautifully illogical words that can create amazing, meaningful, comedic or addictive writing. I am a native English speaking, and an avid reader, reading all sorts of books: crime fiction, whodunnits, chic lit, classics. I just love to get lost in the world the author has created.

I’m a fully trained proofreader and copy-editor specialising in business, finance and related disciplines. I have over 25 years’ experience in the finance industry and I am a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. I can, and do, work in other genres too. I offer copy-editing and proofreading services for publishers, professional societies, companies, independent business professionals, academic researchers and students.

I trained with Chapterhouse as a proofreader and copy-editor and achieved their certificate of competence, and I  am a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). At the moment, I work mainly with two publishers, editing podcasts; proofreading articles, research and working papers for publication in magazines; and briefings; using house style and PDF editing tools with deadlines for pre-publication. Click here for testimonials.

I write a blog at auroraesque.co.uk for fun with all sorts of weirdly diverse stuff just because I like to write. I hope you might find it interesting too.