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We are a husband and wife team who, some years ago, decided to work together on a project that not only made more efficient use of our time and resources, but also pooled our life experiences – the results were good and Bedford & Grove was born in 2019. With our combined experience of editing corporate, fiction and non-fiction, academic, science and engineering, and all manner of independent works, we can offer a broad range of editing and writing services together with a friendly and open approach toward our clients. We live and work in a quiet village on the edge of Bodmin moor in Cornwall, but communicate and work with clients all over the world.


a little about us

Matthew Laight, Partner at Bedford & Grove
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Founder and Partner

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Matthew is founder and partner at Bedford & Grove. He spends much of his time (work and leisure) working with some form of the English language. He reads and writes for pleasure, and works closely with publishers, writers, artists, and academics in the pursuit of clearly expressed words. He holds a first-class degree in engineering and a PhD in fluid dynamics from the University of Cambridge; he is a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) – you can find Matthew's CIEP directory listing here.



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Clare Laight, Partner at Bedford & Grove

Clare is partner at Bedford & Grove. She has over 30 years' experience working in aviation (she has a private pilot licence), television, managing a busy law practice, and working in a large secondary school as Head's PA. Her interests away from her busy office include horse riding, gardening, and walking. Clare is an Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) – you can find Clare's CIEP directory listing here.

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