Alison Thompson (The Proof Fairy)
|Last online||22nd May 2013|
|Member since||7th Nov 2007|
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|Number of posts||5231|
|Number of testimonials||18|
|Proof reading and editing services|
Do you need someone to work magic with your words?
First impressions count – your website, mailshot, brochure or book is your shop window, often the first point of contact with potential customers. You want your words to look professional and polished, to give your visitors and readers a positive image of your business.
The Proof Fairy will help you make sure that your customers see you at your best by offering a range of word-related services to help you make the most of your marketing.
The Proof Fairy's services include:
- Blog and article writing
- Proofreading and editing
- Low cost web design using Wordpress
- Wordpress installation and hosting
- Wordpress site maintenance
- Online marketing training
The Proof Fairy helps you to make a great first impression every time.
The Proof Fairy is the creation of me, Alison Thompson (formerly Alison Neale). I live in Oxfordshire, UK with my two children, two cats and a bearded dragon and I have worked in the media and publishing industry on and off for the last 20 years.
Prior to starting a family I worked in publishing, as Copy Manager for a bustling group of local newspapers, then as Production Manager for a small independent publishing house. Both roles involved proofreading and copy-editing as well as designing and laying out adverts and editorial. I then spent several years at home bringing up my family but kept busy with part time work including childminding, bookkeeping and administration for a small haulage company.
On becoming a single parent in 2001 I returned to college, studying for a BSc in Media Technology and Production, in which I gained a First Class Honours Degree. During my study I worked for two local radio stations and on graduation I switched to visual media and joined Alamy, one of the world's top stock photography libraries, where I became Picture Research Manager, remote training and managing a team based in India.
Wanting to have more flexibility and a better work/life balance it was a simple move back to publishing, and I took on the fresh challenge of producing a community magazine. However, the inspiration for The Proof Fairy came when I visited the website of a business acquaintance and spotted several silly mistakes that really altered my perception of the professionalism of the business. Knowing that the company had probably spent a lot of money on the design of the website, I saw an opportunity to help by offering my editorial services at an affordable rate – and The Proof Fairy was born!
I've also recently written my first book. The Boy from Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD is my story of the first fifteen years of my son's life, including his diagnosis with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, medication and diet, struggles to find the right education and more. Thye book was published in March 2013 and is available from Amazon.