Virginia L Williams

Writer • Proofreader • Americanization Editor

About

I’m a dual American/British citizen living in the southeast of England. I work as a freelance writer, proofreader and Americanization Editor for a variety of clients, from magazines and newspapers to publishing companies and media agencies.

I hold a BA in English and a MA in English/Professional Writing & Editing. I’ve completed numerous additional certification courses from the Publishing Training Centre and the Chartered Institute for Editing and Proofreading, based in London, as listed below.

  • Proofreading Theses and Dissertations, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
  • Proofreading 3: Progress, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
  • Getting to Grips with Grammar and Punctuation, The Publishing Training Centre
  • Proofreading PDFs, The Publishing Training Centre
  • Proofreading 2: Headway, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
  • Practical Mark-up of PDFs, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
  • Basic Proofreading, The Publishing Training Centre
  • MA: English/Professional Writing & Editing George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
  • BA: English, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA