Pat Sumner BA (Hons), Dip RSA, PGCE
Tel: 01824 750288
Mobile: 07930 931310


Pat Sumner

Helping you succeed

Based in North East Wales, Cilan Proofreading and Editing offers a freelance service to publishers, companies, organisations, colleges and individuals.  We offer a professional proofreading and editing service, tailor-made to suit your needs.  We can check any written materials (documents, dissertations, books, letters, CVs and brochures) on screen or on paper, to ensure they are error-free.  We know that errors can be costly and embarrassing once they have gone to print.  At Cilan, we can help you make a good impression; we can help you succeed.

The services we offer are:

  • Proofreading: We highlight omissions and correct typographical errors, spelling mistakes, grammar and punctuation to ensure the reader's experience is effortless and enjoyable. 
  • Editing: We improve the accuracy and readability of your writing, while remaining sensitive to the author's voice.  As well as proofreading the text, we check for consistency and continuity.  Is your layout consistent?  Are your facts correct?
  • Rewriting: We develop or enhance the style of your writing, without changing its overall meaning.  Is your writing effective and compelling?  Does it say what you want it to say?  Does the sentence structure need improving?  Is it clear and concise?
  • Writing: We can help you compose a document or letter from scratch (perhaps a letter of application, complaint or grievance).  We offer a fresh and objective view to help you assimilate your information and present your thoughts in a logical and professional manner. 
  • CVs: Does your CV need updating or restructuring?  Does it present your skills, qualifications and experience to your best advantage?  Does it need tailoring to a specific job?  We can compile your data into a compelling CV to help you succeed.

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"As an author, choosing the right person to perform an editorial is not only essential, it can be the difference between an 'average book' and a 'best seller'. In my own case, I was fortunate enough to come into contact with a literary gem, namely – Pat Sumner of Cilan Proofs. Her expertise in transforming my manuscript from a typewritten submission into a professional presentation was outstanding and unbelievable."
- James Stanhope-Brown (author)

"Pat is an exceptional and thorough professional, which is an absolute must when working with text as there is no room for error.... There are times in business when you need something done like yesterday... It is at times like these that you are grateful for someone like Pat!  As a proofreader Pat was efficient, thorough and detailed in the way she went about the work.  I have worked in publishing for 16 years so I know how to spot those who have it and those who don't.  I felt safe leaving the work in her hands and would definitely recommend her to others."
- Director of "Loud Voice Communications Ltd", London