clarityandprecision is the proofreading and editing business set up and run by Tim Davies.

clarityandprecision professional proofreading and editing

Since 2006, Tim has been editing academic books subsequently published by Routledge, Trentham and NIACE, as well as articles, theses and other academic work.

The proofreading and editing service covers all social sciences and humanities subjects with areas of special interest being: social sciences and education; social policy; social work; politics; English language and literature; English, European and American history 18th to 21st centuries; art history and criticism; social history; ancient history and military history.

Tim is a literature graduate (BA Hons in English and American Literature) and has a good knowledge of Latin and French with a working knowledge of Italian, Spanish and Ancient Greek. For three years he lived in New Zealand and holds a qualification in Editing and Proofreading from the New Zealand School of Business Studies.

Based in Birmingham, Tim provides proofreading services to writers all around the UK and also internationally.


Tim understood how difficult it is to write a dissertation in English when you’re an international student. He did what I wanted and did a very good job. He charged me fairly. It was money well spent.

– Prim (student from Thailand)

My PhD supervisor recommended Tim to proof read my thesis. It was a good decision. Tim was efficient, timely and easy to work with. I would recommend his work to other students.

– Michael (from the University of Birmingham)

Hi Tim,

Just awaiting my graduation day details!!! A big thank you for the work you did for me on the editing of my final version of the thesis. You did a very quick turnaround for me and with some midnight oil burning I hit all of the deadlines. You were meticulous on all aspects, and the work making sure that all my references were complete was invaluable.

Thanks again.

– Dr Cindy Peek