Pamela Smith

Professional memberships

Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)
Member of Association for Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland)


BA (Hons) Music (Durham University, 1985)
PhD Music (Durham University, 1992)
ISM Diploma in Management (Queen’s University, Belfast, 1994)

Training and professional development

Advanced Copy-Editing (PTC, 2019)
Copy-editing Headway (SfEP, 2018)
Grammar at Work (PTC, 2018)
Progress in Editorial Skills (PTC, 2017)
Proofreading 2 (SfEP, 2016)
Editing in Word (SfEP, 2016)
Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning (PTC, 2015) (Merit)


French (conversational)


Freelance proofreader and copy-editor since 2015, working primarily in non-fiction and academic material.

Before becoming a professional proofreader and copy-editor, I worked in the field of classical and contemporary music. I have had roles as a concert promoter, funder (Arts Council) and freelance music consultant. I continue to run professional chamber music concerts in Belfast, alongside my editorial work.


Books, magazines, research documents, policy papers, online material, theses and dissertations, arts/music publicity materials & programmes, music scores.

Skills and services offered

Proofreading (text), proofreading (music), copy-editing, copywriting.

Subject areas

Music, the arts, academic writing (humanities), public policy, management, leadership, business and corporate work.


Classical music (all periods), electroacoustic and computer music, opera, choral music, jazz, arts management, arts funding policy, concert promotion.

Clients include

Taylor & Francis, Colourpoint Books, Out of House Publishing, Queen’s University Belfast, Full Proof, Genesis Design, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Belfast Music Society, Acis Productions, ClarityEnglish, individual academics and research students.

Examples of work undertaken

DeLamater and Collett, Social Psychology, 9th edn (Routledge, 2019)
Greenhalgh, Music and Singing in the Early Years (Routledge, 2018)
Macken, Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice (Routledge, 2018)
Labuta and Matthews, Basic Conducting Techniques (Routledge, 2018)
Stillwell (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Census Resources, Methods and Applications (Routledge, 2017)
In Sara Levy’s Salon (The Raritan Players, Acis Productions, 2017)
Fanfare and Filigree (Kleine Kammermusik, Acis Productions, 2017)
Confluence (Ensemble Collina, Acis Productions, 2017)
10 Festival programmes for the BMS International Festival of Chamber Music (2009-present)
Corporate marketing materials for Ford Masters Apprenticeship Programme, Olam Cocoa, Queen’s University Belfast and others
Online examination papers (ClarityEnglish, 2016)
PhD theses

Numerous articles for The Parliamentary Review (for Full Proof)
Numerous articles for InTheSnow magazine
Corporate Plan 2013-2016 (Belfast Music Society)

Additional information

Based in: Belfast
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Telephone: 028 9066 3849
Mobile: +44 (0)7523 529959

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