Peace of mind for texts that matter
Quality-assured copyediting, proofreading, copywriting and translation services
End-to-end solutions for your editorial and language needs
Since 2012, Tate & Clayburn has delivered professional copyediting, proofreading, copywriting and translation services to hundreds of clients worldwide – from world-class businesses and international institutions to leading academics and ambitious individuals.
We’ve built a reputation for quality, speed, value and exceptional customer service. Do you need a second pair of eyes to avoid embarrassing typos? A compelling piece of marketing copy written from scratch or a translation that captures the style and nuance of your message? Or even a whole project taken off your hands from start to finish? Let our language experts save you time, give you peace of mind and help you achieve your goals.
Ecorys: a trusted extension to the in-house editorial team
With an ever-growing number of complex, high-profile research reports to deliver for clients including Directorates-General of the EU, Ecorys needed a dependable team of editors, proofreaders and reference checkers to be available to support the company’s large in-house editorial team at times of peak demand.
L’OCCITANE Group: tailored support in times of need
When COVID-19 struck, our team of editors, proofreaders and translators helped the global leader in the premium beauty market rise to the challenge.
2Simple: perfecting teaching resources for young readers
2Simple creates high-quality, accessible and inspiring software and educational resources to encourage children to enjoy learning. Its material is used by over two million learners in more than 74 countries worldwide.
‘I’m delighted with our long-term cooperation with Tate & Clayburn. Their experts have supported my editorial team on several large editing and proofreading projects. They follow our quality assurance process to the letter, which means I can rely on them to deliver impeccable work. Collaborating with Peter, Rosie and the team gives me the flexible capacity I need at times of peak demand.’
— Rob Conaty
Editorial Team Leader, Ecorys
‘Peter and his team at Tate & Clayburn were easy to work with and so accommodating in the multiple short-lead requests that I sent to them for a client of Hemsley Fraser’s. They delivered all of the documents back to me on time or early with clear and concise feedback on what their proofreaders had changed or had suggested to change to ensure all documents were accurate and cohesive across the project. I would not hesitate to use Tate & Clayburn again, nor would I hesitate to recommend them to any of my colleagues or outside organisations. I look forward to our next project together!’
— Yvey Collins
Hemsley Fraser Group
‘We have been working with Tate & Clayburn for several years and can only recommend the company’s high-quality services.’
— Raphaël Delessert
Chief Operating Officer, Pilet & Renaud, Geneva, Switzerland
‘Excellent: fast, responsive and great price–quality ratio. Would recommend!’
— Emmanuelle Reynaud
Director, Research Master's and Strategy Department, Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management
‘This team is wonderful and helped us finalize our book for Cambridge University Press. Highly recommend!’
— Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, Ph.D.
Academic Director, IE Brown Executive MBA and Director of Venture Capital Inclusion Lab
‘Tate & Clayburn’s work is of exceptional quality: their translations are precise, elegant and faithful. And it is such a pleasure to recognise your own style in another language thanks to the translator’s ingenuity! Their approach to deadlines is another plus: Peter always seeks to arrange the work based on our needs, and deadlines are always respected.’
— Bénédicte Vidaillet
Professor at University Paris-Est Créteil
‘Knowing that we have a reliable partner at hand to proofread, copyedit and translate in a fast and accurate way is a huge asset for L’OCCITANE in this constantly shifting landscape. Moving quickly without compromising quality and confidentiality is what we value most at Tate & Clayburn.’
— Marianna Fellmann
Head of Group Corporate Communications at the L'OCCITANE Group
‘Tate & Clayburn is an exceptional group of professionals who are the very best at what they do. They never fail to deliver excellent work, often meeting last-minute or tight deadlines – a highly valued partner to our organization.’
— Anna Noetzel
Global Director of Communications, Mintel
Why choose Tate & Clayburn?
We’ve achieved the globally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification.
Our hand-picked experts are trusted by hundreds of discerning clients worldwide.
Trust and confidentiality
We treat our clients’ data and intellectual property with the utmost care.
Our customers give great feedback – because we don’t rest until they’re thrilled with our work.
Capacity and speed
We draw on all the resources we need to fit in with your schedule.
Learn more about our services for businesses.
Even the best writers need an editor: a trusted reader with one eye on the detail and the other on the bigger picture. And if your text is the result of a team effort, it takes a skilled outsider to ensure consistency of voice. Grammar, tone, style and sense: our expert copyeditors will look at every aspect of your copy to take it from good to outstanding.
When your team has worked hard on a project, you don’t want typos or little inconsistencies to let it down. A fresh pair of eyes combined with top-notch grammar skills will give your project a professional polish – so you can tick it off your to-do list with confidence.
Good writing is fine – it’s all around us – but truly great writing can cut through the noise and change the world. Literally. Not all businesses have the time it takes to craft killer copy in-house, which is why we’ve tracked down a team of talented copywriters who can work the magic for you.
If your ambitions are international, chances are you’ll need to communicate in multiple languages – and doing so effectively can be the key to growth. Our skilled linguists will express your ideas accurately and eloquently in a translation you can trust.
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ISO 9001: our quality promise
We’ve achieved certification for the globally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality management standard.