Who I am and why I can help you out.

I’m Ian Mennear and I provide quality proofreading services for individuals, corporates and everyone in between. No matter where you’re based, the extent of your mastery of the English language or what the task at hand may be, I will endeavour to transform your words into a slicker, more effective and decidedly better product.

Precise, as you ask, no fuss

I recently set up as self-employed, trading as ‘Fixer of Words‘, and am open to business. Equipped with industry-recognised proofreading training from the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), I abide by its Code of Practice, so you can rest assured that you’re in professional, safe hands.

I have years of in-house experience in quality assuring government agency reports and assessments – and many more from communication-focused roles in fundraising negotiation and television production.

Currently I’m writing my first fantasy fiction novel, but my linguistic flair developed years ago and was enriched by my BA Honours Degree in Classics (Latin & Ancient Greek) from University College London.

Living in London, I enjoy its lively, cosmopolitan vibe and I thrive on doing business and mixing with people from all walks of life. I’m a dedicated family man with particularly strong links to north-east England and East Africa.


My years of professional experience and interests have equipped me with an expansive array of subject knowledge areas of potential value to your editorial projects:

  • government reporting/assessments
  • intelligence analysis
  • law enforcement (organised crime, drugs trafficking, people trafficking, romance fraud, transaction fraud, corruption, money laundering, cyber crime)
  • prisons and probation
  • television production
  • sport (especially football, tennis, snooker, pool)
  • classical civilisation (Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, history, literature, philosophy, mythology, Latin, Ancient Greek)
  • type 1 diabetes
  • fantasy fiction
  • Marvel comics and superheroes
  • Newcastle, Tyneside
  • Croydon, south London
  • Kenya
  • charity fundraising
  • ASMR

I am always open to embracing new subject matter in projects and would welcome the challenge!

Please check out my Services page (button below) to see what I can offer you.