PS Proofreading

Belfast, Northern Ireland
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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. Do you need help with any of these?

  • books and magazines
  • business
    plans and policy documents
  • marketing materials
  • dissertations and theses
  • newsletters
  • website content
  • CD booklets

I proofread and copy-edit these and many other kinds of documents. If you are working with text, I can help you create the best possible impression and communicate your message clearly, effectively, and professionally. 


My proofreading and copy-editing interests 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, and opera. I have proofread concert programmes, programme notes, CD booklets, and academic texts on music, and 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 master’s and doctoral students.

You can find further information and testimonials on my website,

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 shine, 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

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Country United Kingdom
State/Province Northern Ireland
distance: 3,787 Miles
Address Belfast, Northern Ireland
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