Recent books edited &/or proofread

  • The King of White Hart Lane – Mike Donovan
  • The Final Round – Jane Couch
  • A Full-Back Slower Than Your Average Prop – Ian Smith
  • The Sugar Ray Robinson Story – John Jarrett
  • Matt Jansen: The Autobiography – Matt Jansen
  • Even Heskey Scored – Emile Heskey
  • Red Odyssey II – Jeff Goulding
  • Me and My Big Mouth – Graham Denton
  • Frying Pan of Spain – Colin Millar
  • Stateside Soccer – Tom Scholes
  • The Gaffer Tapes – Tom Holmes, Craig Hazell & Ash Kernsworth
  • Growing Up with the Trinity – Brendon McGuire
  • Hello Life – Shira Lile
  • The Story of Welsh Boxing  Lawrence Davies
  • They Molested My Mind – Quanjay J. Jones
  • Señor Lard Arse & Fat Man – Martin D. Barber
  • B2BSales, The Essential Guide Martin Meller
  • Survivor Gunvor  Meller
  • Escaping the New York Elite Gunvor Meller
  • Suicide – Pauline Cahillane
  • How to Get Your Conflicts Resolved – Shahid Akhtar
  • Social Murder – Wayne Michael Dunwell
  • St Patrick, Snakes and Vikings – Kevin J. Woods

Other experience

  • 20 years’ experience of reviewing, editing and proofreading local government internal audit reports, tables, action plans etc.
  • Editing and proofreading of a variety of business and academic documents.
  • Voluntary work for archives service, proofreading transfer of documents from paper to electronic versions.
  • Proofreading, editing and compositing monthly village newsletter.
  • Editing work for local history society on World War I book.
  • Editing and proofreading documentation and website for a local music co-operative.

Regular customers

  • Pitch Publishing
  • Polaris Publishing
  • Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
  • The Lagoon Group
  • Gunvor Meller
  • Martin D. Barber
  • Shahid Akhtar


Ivan is most definitely a must-have guy if you’re looking, like I was, for a professional editor, as I was to improve the book manuscript I had recently finished. Ivan delivered on time, discussed options all the way through the project,  as well as amending and updating the project until he was satisfied prior to submitting as a finished product. I can’t speak highly enough about the guy, and all I know is he is part of my team going forward as I look to move on later this year to my next book. Thank you Ivan.

Thanks so much for the final proofread. I am very happy with it and you were very good with making all changes etc. I have just sent on balance with a little extra as feel you do great work and well worth the price. 

He was very professional, conscientious work, progress reports every day, content editing is excellent and timely delivery. I would hire him next time. 

Just what I was looking for. He double checked with me to make sure I got what I wanted and delivered ahead of time. 

Ivan delivers above and beyond what is expected in a very timely and professional manner. Definitely hiring again. 

Ivan has done a great work proofreading my text. He is knowledgeable, cooperative and a real gentleman. Would recommend him any time.

In the jungle of Freelancer.com where non-English speakers from remote countries apply for jobs they aren’t even qualified for, and clogs up your inbox with ridiculous proposals, Ivan is a standout and true professional. I hired Ivan to do a final proof-edit on a 40,000 word book that’s already gone through 3-4 rounds of editing. In order for the manuscript to be format ready, the job included fixing many loose ends, requiring a multitude of skills. Ivan provided a project plan divided into days and addressed all my concerns timely. If you value high standards, reliability, attention to detail and someone who is actually qualified in what he’s doing (UK certification, native English, proven professional track record) — trust Ivan with your next project — you will not regret it. A good editor is an investment for your project.

Excellent freelancer and very professional. Understood the assignment, and delivered exactly as expected. His profile shows his calibre.

I am very lucky that I found him. Nice to work with him.