My name is Christopher Gibbons and I am a professional proofreader and copy editor based in San Francisco, California.
Originally from the UK, I worked with a publishing company and managed the proofreading and copy editing for six motoring publications in what was a challenging and inspiring atmosphere. I then began working as a freelance proofreader and editor for several years before taking on a long-term contract job in Los Angeles.
In 2002, I studied Screenwriting at the Los Angeles branch of New York Film Academy, located on Universal Studios. Among other lessons, this experience gave me a much greater understanding of writing for the screen. Since then, I have freelanced on scripts, short stories, dissertations, web content and more.
I now work as a freelance proofreader and screenwriter for private clients around the United States and England. The diversity of my clientele plus the varied assignments I have completed have given me the broad range of experience that I bring to every new job.
My qualifications also include:
Maple Diploma in Professional Proofreading and Editing, Oxford
Universal Class Proofreading and Copy-editing Course
Universal Class Screen Writing Course
ScreenwritingU Pro-Series Professional Screenwriting Program
Diploma in filmmaking from New York Film Academy
If you have a manuscript or other piece of written work that needs proofreading, I will provide a thorough, top-class service with a quick turn-around time. If desired, I will also provide comments and suggestions on how you might consider improving the flow of your work.
I am comfortable with UK and US English and am familiar with Microsoft Word and Acrobat as well as the Chicago Manual of Style.
Rates vary from project to project, depending on length and level of editing required. Please call or email me for more details and include a brief summary of your project.
Recent completed freelance projects:
Star-Crossed by Matt C. Murphy
Toc (nominated for MY ONE WORD award, UK) and Love is Not Enough by Ngozi Ugochukwu
Andy’s Place and Do Zombies Like Corn Bread? by Pete Kelly
The Fall and Rise of Anakin Carver by Kian Kaul
Contact me today to discuss how I may help you turn your writing project into a professionally finished product.