Editors' and proofreaders' Alliance of Northern Ireland

Carol Lowther

Carol Lowther
Trading as: The Last Word
Based in: Belfast
Mobile: 07401845141
Professional memberships

Intermediate Member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)


B.Eng Mechanical Engineering (2.1); M.Eng Petroleum Engineering

Training and professional development

Proofreading by Distance Learning (PTC, 2014); Proofreading Progress (SfEP, 1014); Advanced Proofreading (SfEP, 2015); Substantive Editing and Rewriting (PTC, 2016).


Freelance proofreader, editor and copywriter since 2014. Previous experience includes engineering within the oil industry, piloting Boeing 737 aircraft for major UK airlines and regulatory work for the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.


Books, journal/magazine articles, web copy and writing for small businesses.

Skills and services offered

Proofreading, editing and copywriting.

Subject areas

Science and humanities non-fiction, fiction, reports.

Clients include

Taylor & Francis (Routledge), hpc, private clients.

Examples of work undertaken

Proofreading numerous titles for Routledge, including Archaeology: The Basics (Gamble 2015); Christian Theology: The Basics (Rae 2015); Neusner on Religion – The Example of Judaism (Hughes 2015); Business Journalism – A Critical Political Economy Approach (Shaw 2015) (proof editing); Routledge Guide to Machiavelli’s The Prince (Scott 2016). Writing, proofreading and editing new web copy for hpc (a major corporate training provider). Proofreading, editing and providing rewriting guidance for students for whom English is an additional language.

Additional information

I also run Effective Business Writing training courses for a major NI/Eire corporate training provider. In addition to the services described above, I would be happy to discuss any writing/rewriting/ghostwriting projects.

Carol Lowther
Trading as: The Last Word
Based in: Belfast
Mobile: 07401845141