Mark Smith, Written Proof

109, Cranleigh Road,

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  • Copy-editing
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Presentations
  • Proofreading
  • Research
  • Rewriting text for non-native speakers
  • Technical Editing
  • Technical Writing
  • Web Page Checking
  • Writing


  • Negotiable from £13/hour


I offer a combined proof reading, editing and revision service for all types of copy whether it is written or electronic.

  • Technical, non-fiction and fiction writing projects
  • Research undertaken
  • Ghostwriting
  • Proof reading and editing College and University work to distinction level
  • All subjects tackled
  • No project too small or too big


  • 23 years in the aviation industry including use of all associated documentation (ATA 100).
  • 8 years' experience ghost writing magazine articles for subjects as varied as Historic Caravan and Natural Health.
  • 3 years' experience in sales and promotional material for natural health companies.
  • 2 years' experience web site text writing.
  • 3 years' proof reading of college and university articles.


  • Proof Reading Gold Diploma (AJ Walton and Associates)
  • Technical Authorship Course (Tutortex Services)
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Communication of Technical Information (5360-01)
  • Many Aviation related qualifications including a JAR 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence. Considerable experience on Boeing and Airbus. Please call or e-mail for my CV.


  • My employment history has necessitated a particular eye for detail and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines for demanding customers.
  • I appreciate subject knowledge is an important part of a proof reader/editor portfolio and my area of particular expertise is in all aspects of the Aviation industry.
  • I can also offer significant knowledge in the following areas:
    • Natural Health
    • Motor Racing
    • Motoring
    • Football
  • My standard of English is excellent and I have a lot of experience working and communicating with people for whom English is a second language.
  • My service reflects my own principles, in that it's not just the accuracy of the text that is important, it's also the fact that the text must be readable and flowing. If the text is well written, it becomes a pleasure to read and the reader will enjoy the experience. This is the mark of a good writer.
  • I don't have a degree in English but what I do have is the experience of reading literally thousands of texts from novels in all genres, all kinds of media, magazines, sales literature, technical manuals and software and the ability to spot mistakes in the text and make sense of what is being written.
  • All projects considered.


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