Your Experienced Proofreading Team

When you shop around for proofreading services, it quickly becomes apparent: At the expensive and faceless "proofreading factories," you never know who or what you'll get. Too many other providers are nothing more than outsourced (barely known) contractors, a network of inexperienced freelancers, and inconsistent quality.

That's not how we do it. At Proof Positive Papers, you work directly with the two co-founders. We personally work on—and stand behind—every document submitted to us. And you can reach us via email or instant message at any time.

Two proofreaders at work

Cindy Beatty: Founder and Principal

Cindy Beatty's career features a strong background in academics, including English literature and English instruction. As the founder of Proof Positive Papers, she has provided hundreds of authors, students, and faculty, with top-notch proofreading, editing, and rewriting services ranging from simple letters to lengthy novels and complex textbooks.

Cindy formerly taught English as a Second Language at a technical community college in North Carolina. She has also held a series of administrative and managerial positions at two major universities. In her career, she has created and updated literature for public relations programs, college bulletins, research publications, grants, and academic documents.

Cindy holds a Master of Education degree with a concentration in teaching English as a Second Language. She also holds a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree in English.

Michael Dowding: Co-Founder

Michael Dowding has a 25-year career in writing and college-level teaching. As a freelance writer, he built a strong practice in technology, life sciences, and financial services, working with numerous companies large and small. For the past 17 years, he's also been an adjunct lecturer at the Boston University College of Communication, teaching writing to undergraduate and graduate students. And he is a former president of the Publicity Club of New England, the region's leading trade association for professional communicators.

At Proof Positive Papers, Michael has led engagements on dozens of books and manuscripts, dissertations, and other documents. He brings a professor's eye for detail and a passion for precision.

Michael earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Suffolk University with a concentration in finance. He is a also a graduate of Boston University where he earned both a Master of Science degree in print journalism and a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree in English literature with a minor in psychology.