Anchor English

English correction and proofreading service
Proofreading and correction of all documents - PhD theses, dissertations, business documents, research papers, journal submissions, manuscripts and personal papers
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About Us

Anchor English Proofreading is a British company and was founded in 1999, which makes it one of the longest-established internet proofreading businesses. It began as the copy editing division of a language services company in Japan, but as the amount of work increased it soon became a business in its own right. In 2001 the head office moved to the UK but we still maintain strong links with Japan and have a large client base there. Of course, since we are an internet-based company our customers now come from all over the world.

Our Editors

The success of our business depends on the quality of our staff. Therefore we only employ editors who can meet the highest professional standards. You can rest assured that the editor assigned to your work will be an English native speaker, a highly educated language expert, and a specialist in several chosen fields.


Chris Kennard   

Chris is the founder and head editor of Anchor English Proofreading. He holds a BA Hons. degree in English literature and French from the University of Stirling, and is also a state-certified teacher of English and French, holding a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education. In addition he has the Royal Society of Arts Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. His extensive editing experience includes the proofreading of university papers, master's and PhD theses, assignments, laboratory reports, journal articles, manuscripts, and many other documents, both technical and non-technical, on a wide range of subjects.

Chris Kennard
Jane Coutts  
With an original background in languages and a master's degree in a Social Science discipline, Jane has had nearly 30 years' experience working in community development, translation, education and heritage/arts-related fields. She has also written a number of historical publications and in the past few years has devoted herself to teaching, translating and proofreading.
Tessa Tiley  
With a BA honours degree in English language and linguistics, extensive writing experience, and having taught English for ten years to non-native speakers of all nationalities, Tessa has a genuine love of languages. She is a published author of short stories and articles, and is currently writing two further books. She has many years of proofreading experience, specialising in academic editing in various fields. She believes that helping people to express themselves in English is never a chore, but always a fascinating challenge.
Vernon Edwards  

Vernon's interest in English and languages in general stretches back many years. Hailing from the south of England and educated in London he is a fluent speaker of German, French and Gaelic. He has a comprehensive knowledge of literature and specializes in the field of socio-economics, politics, and the physical sciences. His writing has often appeared in the London 'Times'.

Daniel Debock  
Daniel has a BA degree in law from the University of Kent and currently works as a legal specialist in the field of immigration control and assessment. He is also a published author and is particularly interested in poetry. His proofreading work has covered many subjects and he has a special interest in novel manuscript proofreading and any subject matter related to the law.
John Clifford  
John is currently the manager of the IT department of a major pharmaceuticals company and brings an expert knowledge of all subjects related to computing, the internet, and technology in general. His extensive experience includes the editing of a variety of papers, essays, and technical reports.
Kristin Kearns  
Kristin has worked as managing editor of ZYZZYVA literary journal and a copyeditor for Opium Magazine. Her experience extends from proofreading web copy to editing MBA application essays, dissertations, and novels. She graduated from Pomona College with a degree in English/creative writing and attended the master's program in fiction writing at the University of California, Davis. After leaving Davis, she moved to New York City, where she worked as the proclamations writer for Mayor Bloomberg. In addition to editing, she writes fiction; her short stories have appeared in such magazines as Confrontation, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Fiction Magazine.
David Ross  
David is a retired British IT manager, with an academic background in foreign languages and linguistics. He has a BA degree in Linguistics Science,and speaks French, German and Dutch. He pursued his IT career in the UK, the Netherlands and the US. He has a certification in teaching English as a foreign language (CertTESOL -Trinity College, London). His proofreading specialities include business reports, proposals, and technical documents, as well as IT-related editing of many kinds. David is now resident in Crete.


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