About me

Juliet Foster

Juliet Foster, North East ProofreadingI am a proofreader and copy-editor specialising in academic publications and business documentation in science, technology and mathematics.

Having achieved a PhD in physics at Newcastle University and spent 15 years in the IT industry, I have a thorough knowledge of scientific and technological communication challenges and an appreciation of the importance of adhering to timelines and providing excellent customer service.


As a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), the organisation supporting professional editors and proofreaders in the UK, I follow the industry standard methods for copy-editing and proofreading. I have completed several CIEP/SfEP and Publishing Training Centre (PTC) courses, including the PTC Essential Copy-Editing course.

Skills and experience

In addition to the proofreading experience gained since becoming self-employed, my time in the IT industry provided me with skills in adapting written communication to meet the expectations of the intended audience, whether they were a technical business reviewer, an inexperienced team member or a non-technical consumer.

Career summary

2017–present: Proofreader & copy-editor; JT Foster Proofreading

2014–2016: Applications testing & development lead; Hewlett Packard Enterprise

2012–2014: Graduate manager; Hewlett Packard

2010–2012: Incident team manager; Hewlett Packard

2007–2009: Business analysis & design lead; Electronic Data Systems

2001–2007: System test, development & design; Electronic Data Systems


2001: PhD ‘Theoretical studies of slow collisions: elastic electron scattering from positive ions, charge transfer in one-electron ion-ion systems and mutual neutralization of H/D and H+2‘; Newcastle University

1997: BSc (First Class Honours) Astronomy and Astrophysics; Newcastle University

Professional development

2020: Editing with Word; CIEP

2019: Essential Copy-Editing; PTC

2018: Proofreading Theses and Dissertations; SfEP

2017: Basic Proofreading V5; PTC

2016: Introduction to Proofreading; SfEP

2016: Certified ScrumMaster; Radtac


Tynemouth PrioryI was born in southern England, grew up in the midlands, and then headed north east. I now live in the seaside village of Tynemouth with my family. When my daughter was little, I volunteered to read with kids in her school. These enthusiastic learners enhanced my appreciation of the richness, complexities and barking-mad inconsistencies of the English language.