The Proofreader Manuscript




Service Summary
I have many years of publishing experience and I am a UK based professional proofreader handling Grammatical Editorial Training in Africa.
I specialize in providing academic proofreading and editing of PhD theses, journal papers for science and social sciences as well as humanities. I also proofread books, research proposals, essays, resume and other professional documents.

Preferably font size 12 and line spacing 1.5, Word document. For PDF I use BS5261 proofreading symbols and most preferred style guide is the American style.
Although if no style guide is supplied we correct references to the style that is prevalent in the document to ensure continuity.

Society Membership
and Qualification
I am a member of the Society for Editors. In 2004, 2005 and 2006 respectively, I was awarded distinction each by the Publishing Training Centre on completion of their Basic Proofreading, Copy-Editing and Editorial Project Management courses by Distance Learning. I have a Doctorate, Masters as well as BA (Hons) in English Literature.
I have served part-time in many Ph.D committees and M.A. committees in the English History and Foreign Language departments as well as English Literature.

Clients and References
Both old and new clients include:
Fortress publishing, Janus publishing, Prof Arifur Rahman, Carolyn Page, Prof Anao, Prof John Stewart, Rivoin Janin, 杨志南(燕山大学), Micronet International College press, University of Benin Press, Leading University press, Ahmadu Bello University Press, etc. Also you will find some good testimonials are available on my website.

Contact me to discuss your proofreading requirements

Dr. Brown Harnby
Executive Editor
The Proofreader Manuscript
36 Manor court, Altrincham road,
Sharston, Manchester,
M22 4RZ, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0) 7031 939519
[email protected] or
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I can always count on Brown because he is a diligent and reliable proofreader. He always delivers on time; I do not know how you get your staff to do it. You are an expert in your field, really!

- Professor Dr. Arifur Rahman, IBAIS University

Academic Proofreading Experience:
Listed below is a small selection of titles to illustrate my academic proofreading experience:

  • Regional Science Review, 31(3), pp.275-303. With A. Allan.
  • Research Project "Support for the Development of Small and Medium Size Enterprises in Bangladesh” (Dr. M. Abbas Ali Khan)
  • Major Thrusts of the Restructuring Process in Ukraine. (1997) State Information Bulletin for Privatization, Issue. 8, pp. 21-61. (Published in Ukrainian)
  • Unemployment as an Area Distress Indicator” 2009. (Valentina Smal, Olena Nizalova and Denys Nirzalov).
  • Statistics for undergraduates (Dr J.T Erimafa, D.E.O Akpome and F.O Ikpotokin)
  • Financial Accounting Principles pp. 100-229. (Prof A.R Anao)
  • Cost Accounting Foundation. (Dr A.E Okoye)
  • Wilde Writings: Contextual Conditions (Bangladesh: Leading University Press, 2007)
  • The Perversity of the Decadent Movement, in Laurel Brake, ed., Essays and Studies, “The Endings of Epochs,” Originally by D.S. Brewer, 1995. (Dr. Arifur Rahman)
  • Male Wants,” Paragraph, 4-12 (1991), 297-305. (Prof Joseph Bristow)
  • Coventry Patmore,” British Association of Romantic Studies, Leeds 2007
  • Dissertation: "Studies in the Lives of the Poets" Leeds University, Bangladesh, M.A, English Language and Literature. (Dr. Shyam Sundar Karmaker)
  • Literature of Medieval England. (Cambridge: polity Press, 2008).
  • The Middle English Sermon, in Middle English Prose, ed. A.S.G. Edwards (Rutgers University Press- Revised). Presented paper "Personal and Paradigmatic: Narrative Voice in the Passion Sanctorum Perpetuae et Felicitatis in the session Early Christianity and Augustine held at the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, The University of the South, April 11, 2003.(advisory role).
  • Existence (Aesthetics, Politics, and Literature), London: Continuum, 2011, pp. 18-27.
  • Against the Ontology of the Present: Paul Auster’s Cinematographic Fictions, Twentieth Century Literature Vol. 53, No.3 (Fall 2007), pp. 123-197.
  • Some Poems in the Manhattan College Literary Quarterly.
  • Macroeconomics for the developing world. Revised, 2013, (Dr Milton A Iyoha)