I’m David and I’d like to welcome you to Inkwell. You’ll find information about me,

my experience and what I offer.

After graduating from the University of Stirling in 2005 with a BA (Hons) in English

Studies and Film and Media Studies, I worked in a quality assurance role for 5 years

before working as an editor in the oil and gas industry for over 4 years.

Based in the heart of Edinburgh, I provide writing, editing and proofreading services.

I work with businesses, publishers and private individuals.



I cater for businesses looking for help with things like:

Training material

Processes and procedures

Bids and tenders

Marketing copy

Press releases

Website content


I also work with small businesses, publishers and private individuals, and am happy to help in any way I can, for example:

Proofreading a restaurant menu

Editing content for a company brochure

Editing/proofreading books and magazines

Providing editorial support for a dissertation

What’s Involved

I can work to a brief or we can discuss and agree on a bespoke set of checks.

Broadly speaking, checks are as follows:

Proofreading: Checking for typos, plus spelling and formatting errors

Editing: As above, plus checking style and grammar, sense and structure. This ensures clarity and consistency. Any contents pages, cross-references and abbreviations are also checked

How it Works

Changes to your source document will be tracked so you can review the changes, accepting or deleting them as you wish. I can also work with paper copies if that is your preference. I can use mark-up symbols and am used to working to a house style.

Subject Matter

I am happy to work on any subject matter, but areas of expertise and interest include the following:

Technical material such as procedures or manuals

Motor sport (and cars in general)

Film and TV

Biography and autobiography

Medical literature


Crime fiction


Some Examples of Previous Work

Editing a suite of documents for an oil and gas client

Editing books for an academic publisher

Editing a medical presentation

Writing features articles for entertainment websites



A quote will be provided for all work. The quote for each

job is calculated based on the number of words and the level of work involved.

Fees for any writing assignments can be negotiated based on your requirements.


You can email me with the details of your job and I will get back to you. If you would

rather pick up the phone and have a chat, I am always happy to discuss a job and

answer any questions you may have.