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About The Blue Pencil

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Who is The Blue Pencil Proofreading?

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Hi, I'm Deborah. I have a background in photography and design. Working in the print industry, higher education, and advertising and marketing has given me an understanding of a variety of clients' needs.


As a graduate of Proofread Anywhere I can use track changes in MS Word docs, Suggesting Mode in Google Docs, implement CMOS and other style rules, correct errors usually missed by grammar checkers, ensure formatting consistency, and punctuate dialogue. A member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), I abide by its Code of Practice (CoP). The CoP is endorsed by the CIEP Council and is considered binding on members and corporate subscribers.

I love working with publishing houses, podcasters and independent, self-publishing authors, especially crime writers and romance/adult fiction. For more info click on my services pages.


For business clients, I can provide a clear head and proofread a wide range of content including websites, newsletters, blogs, transcripts, and marketing materials. Feel free to take a look at the services page for either copywriting for business owners or the proofreading and editing for businesses page. Get in touch using the form below and start the conversation about how I can help you improve your business.

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John Brazendale,
Chair Open Studios WBNH

It was pleasure to work with someone so conscientious and meticulous, a very talented lady.

Friendly, hard working and a team player, Debbie can be relied upon to do the job properly.

I was lucky to have worked with someone who was so reliable and thorough.

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Christel Thimont,
Christel Wellness Yoga

Deborah's services are extremely valuable if you are planning on launching a new website. Thanks to her services my website now looks more professional and consistent throughout! She took the time to read each page and highlighted format discrepancies, spelling and grammatical mistakes. I highly recommend her services!

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Veronica Barrett,

Deborah was fantastic! She worked quickly and efficiently. Her communication was great, and she answered any and all questions. A few mistakes were made on my part, and she was diligent and getting them corrected in a timely manner. My experience was enjoyable, and Deborah helped polish my work.

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