About me

First Proofreading is run by Dr Laura Hodsdon, a graduate in English Literature from the University of York and a doctoral graduate in Classics from the University of Leeds, currently working at the University of Oxford.

I have a wide range of experience in writing academically and in marking and assessing academic essays. This knowledge of what is expected of students’ work makes me the ideal choice to check your essay, dissertation, or thesis for typographical errors, clarity of expression and language.

I have a proofreading and copy-editing qualification from Chapterhouse Publishers Ltd, and have significant experience of proofreading and copy-editing work both in the academic and professional spheres. Recent work includes a series of published research reports for a social sciences department at the University of Oxford, a PhD thesis on computing technology in education, a monograph on music analysis, a DPhil on plant science – and many other varied topics!