Listed in Proofreaders / Editors
Experienced, professional proofreader and copy-editor, working in non-fiction. I help businesses, organisations, and individuals produce material that is polished, well presented, grammatically correct, and error-free.
What type of material?
I work mostly but not exclusively in non-fiction. If you produce books, magazines, business plans, policy documents, marketing materials, dissertations, theses, newsletters, or website content, I can help you.
I proofread and copy-edit these and many other documents. If you are writing any kind of text, I will work with you to create the best possible impression and to communicate your message clearly, effectively, and professionally.
My proofreading and copy-editing interests and experience include the arts, history and natural history, biography, management, and cultural policy.
I offer a particular specialism in music: classical music (all periods), electroacoustic music, opera, choral music, film music and jazz. I have proofread concert programmes, programme notes, CD booklets, and academic texts on music, having had a 25-year career in music administration and concert promotion before becoming a proofreader and copy-editor.
Training and experience
I trained with the Publishing Training Centre (PTC) and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). I am a Professional Member of the SfEP, and am committed to continuous professional development through PTC, SfEP, and other training courses.
My clients include Taylor & Francis, Full Proof, Acis Productions, Queen’s University Belfast, Genesis Advertising, and postgraduate students.
You can find further information and testimonials on my website, psproofreading.com
What you can expect
Fair prices – explained on my website, and always agreed with you in advance.
Professional standards – I comply with the SfEP’s code of practice, and take pride in offering you my best work at all times.
No missed deadlines – once we have agreed a deadline, I will meet it (or give you plenty of notice if there’s a problem).
Good communication – to establish a clear brief, and to alert you to any difficulties in good time.
Invisibility – I aim to make your work as good as it can be, not to impose my own style on you.
Friendly service – I am here to help!
What they say
“I finished all the corrections you sent and it is simply AMAZING. I am not being superficial and I am truly impressed.” Olivier Pasquet, PhD student
“Pam is an experienced and meticulous proofreader, and ensures that all our print materials have been produced to an extremely high standard…She also prepares all BMS policy documents, and writes our corporate and business plans…She is always thorough and demonstrates excellent attention to detail.” Ciara Burnell, Former Chair, Belfast Music Society
“We have used Pam Smith’s proofreading and editing services for a wide range of our clients and have always been pleased with her work. She is diligent, thorough and reliable. We highly recommend you try Pam’s services.” Nick Jones, MD, Full Proof
I have worked with Pam for many years. She has integrity, thoroughness, reliability and a scrupulous attention to detail. Add to that a super intelligence and an easy-to-deal with personality. Highly recommended!