Who we are

Accuracy Matters is a team of professional proofreaders and copy-editors with a combined experience of more than 80 years in publishing!

We have all worked together for many years, so we have a ‘sixth sense’ about the way in which we operate, and we know how to get a consistent result when we split jobs between us. This means that we can get large jobs done quickly.

Our associates have also worked with us for a number of years and all had first to go through a rigorous testing process.

Rachel Davis, Director

Rachel has more than 15 years’ experience in publishing and government communications, as an editor, proofreader, trainer and manager. She is adept at assembling teams to work on substantial jobs, always maintaining a focus on the client and their needs throughout the lifespan of a project.

In her spare time she can be found knitting up a storm and cooking new and exciting dishes from her extensive library of cookbooks.

Janet Law, Lead Proofreader

Janet has many years’ experience as an editor and proofreader in both the public and the private sectors. She was editorial director of a publishing company and her freelance career has included working for leading London publishing houses, proofreading the small print for a bank and a stint as the associate editor of the house magazine of Ronnie Scott’s Club. She has been working with the Accuracy Matters directors for eight years.

She’s big on yoga and singing, but not at the same time.

Rhiannon Gilbertson, Editor/Project manager

Rhiannon has 20 years' experience in publishing and government communications working as a writer, editor and skilled communicator. She is adept at getting the most out of the creatives she works with. Always enthusiastic, she is diligent, tenacious and client-focused at all times.

When she's not at work, Rhiannon can be found running around after her children or up to her elbows in mud in the garden. Often at the same time!

Denny Einav, Editor/Writer

Denny began her editing career at Oxford University Press and has since gone on to create print and digital content for a diverse range of clients. As a copywriter, she enjoys working with companies – big and small – to identify and communicate their unique brand stories. 

If she’s not writing, she’s almost certainly reading. 

Mary Knapman, Lead Proofreader

Mary is a professional proofreader and copy-editor with more than ten years’ experience of managing proofreading and editorial projects in the public and private sectors. Her background in production means that she has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the publishing process.

When she’s not working, you’ll find her running around after her two young children. (Work’s easier!) 

John Furphy, Mentor Extraordinaire

John was one of the founding members of Accuracy Matters. He passed away suddenly in January 2016; we miss him terribly. He was a talented editor and proofreader – vastly experienced and always professional. Our core team and our associates are proud to have known him and remain for ever grateful for all the expertise he shared. 

Our associates

We have a network of associates – including editors, proofreaders, writers and indexers – with a range of specialisms, from finance, law, medicine, biology and the environment to government publishing, corporate reporting and campaign literature.