Hemsley Fraser – global innovator and leader in people development and training
An enduring relationship, we have completed all projects to the deadlines set, no matter how large, for over eight years. This has included proofreading their bi-yearly ‘Learning Directory’ (a training information bank consisting of hundreds of course prospectuses), as well as fluidbooks and training documents for many of their clients. These include; Shell, Zurich, Orsted, LG, Hovione, Unilever, Givaudan, Air Liquide, Z Hotels, Springer Nature and Astra Zeneca.
Cranfield, National Grid, Northern Rail, Capgemini and Informa (collaborating with Bright Support and Mercuri Urval)
With an ongoing working relationship with these international companies, Absolute Proof has proved its ability, expertise and dedication in proofreading. Editing employee reports in the strictest of confidence, turnover is crucial and we are proud to have met every deadline.
Qatar Petroleum (collaborating with Bright Support and Mercuri Urval)
A five month project, editing employee reports for the company's 600+ Front Line Leaders. All reports were proofread in the strictest of confidence, and turnover was high, yet precise and thorough.
Carduchi Consulting – business-critical intelligence gatherer and analyser
A relationship that started five years ago, reports are proofread each and every week, to a 24 hour deadline. Reports are written by non-English native speakers so proofreading their translation needs a keen eye and extreme concentration.
JM Translations – translation agency and consultancy service
Proofreading non-native speakers' manuscripts and dissertations for university degrees, Absolute Proof caters for a number of students' work, the majority of which are Japanese.
Scope – the UK’s leading charity for people with cerebral palsy
Absolute Proof has edited over 900,000 words on three major projects for Scope. These included 117 transcripts of interviews for their 'Speaking For Ourselves' report, a 185 page book for their ‘Ready, Willing and Disabled’ campaign and an extensive report ‘When Communication Gets Tough’. Text, quotes, statistics, tables, font, layout and design were all examined within the given timescale using their editing house style (see below for a reference from project leader Alex White).
Plymouth Devon International College
With a tight deadline of just 24 hours during a weekend, Absolute Proof was asked to proofread a 16,000 word information booklet for PDIC. Within the specified timescale the work was completed to the same expert standard as every other project, emailed to the client and the job was concluded before the day had ended.
We have proofread a number of companies' websites. In 2012 administrative support company Bright Support asked us to proofread their new website. Print Copy Scan's website was edited in 2016 and in 2019 we proofread an automobile dent removal company's website.
In 2018, Absolute Proof proofread the published book 'SOE CD1: The Life and Times of Sir Frank Nelson' by Mike Palmer. This was a 310,000 word manuscript that was edited within one month, to the author's specific print deadline.
A 15,000 word non-fiction book 'Timeless Sparks' was proofread in 2017, proofread and edited within a week to a publishing standard.
2011 saw us proofreading a book used in schools to help promote safe bus travel in an educational way. 'Dennis Dart Goes to School' was proofread to a tight deadline and was commissioned by Citybus Plymouth.
We also edited an entire self-help/autobiographical book by a local businessman, Mr M. McLeod, in 2007. This involved proofreading, re-writing certain parts, examining facts, and designing the entire layout of not only each page but also the chapters of the book. This manuscript is being considered for publication.
In addition, Absolute Proof proofread and typed an entire hand-written manuscript for an autobiography of a local ex-serviceman, in 2006. This pain-staking work meant the time and effort of transcribing was taken off the shoulders of the author.
A number of student dissertations for university courses, usually approximately 80 pages a time, have also been edited, as well as CVs, tender applications, public notices and menus.