I, Victoria Lawson-McKittrick, operating as Themethodicalproofreader, offer freelance proofreading services to a variety of clients.

This privacy policy describes what data I require and how I use it.

This privacy policy was last updated on 19 October 2020.

What information do I collect from you and why?

When you contact me, I ask you for the following:

  • your name
  • your email address
  • a sample of your work (this is optional, and sometimes it is not provided at this stage)

If we agree to work together, I collect the following additional information:

  • postal address, to be used on invoices
  • file(s) required in order to be able to carry out the agreed work

This site contains a form that you can use to provide me with details about your project, or a sample of your work, in order for me to provide you with a professional quote for proofreading services.

Where do I store the data?

Emails are stored on my password-protected email account.

Files are stored on my password-protected cloud-storage account. If you prefer, I can store the work files on my computer’s hard disk until I have completed and returned the work to you, then I can delete the files at your request.

How long do I store the data?

Your personal data, i.e. name and address is kept for a minimum of seven years to comply with my obligations to HMRC, the UK tax authority.

I will keep your files for the same length of time, unless you ask me to delete them sooner, in which case I will delete them at your request.

Who do I share your data with?

I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I am required by law to do so.

If you agree to provide a testimonial for my website, I will include the name and details you provide.

I do not use any paid-for Google advertising features to gain personal data.


If you have any questions about what data I have about you, or you would like to be removed from my systems, please contact me.