Craig Smith with New Business of the Year 2021 award.
Craig Smith

A double award-winning editor, proofreader and copywriter with 27 years’ experience.

Comfortable working in print or digital format within different sectors and to a variety of styles to write engaging copy, eye-catching feature articles, social media content and blogs.

Meticulous editor and proofreader of fiction novels spanning many genres, as well as memoirs, autobiographies, business books, marketing / communications material, online learning courses, coaching manuals, research reports / journals, academic texts and annual reviews.

Examples of work can be viewed here.

Key clients include many independent authors, publishers, the NHS, UK Anti-Doping, Sport England, The Association for Physical Education (afPE), The Football Association, Rugby Football Union, and the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Proud proofreader of afPE’s 396-page 2020 edition of Safe Practice in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (a recommended national curriculum resource published once every four years). Previously the editor of, and writer for, the Register of Exercise Professionals / CIMSPA magazine, Fitness Matters, and UK Coaching’s leading sports coaching magazine, Coaching Edge.

Have worked for PA Media, TEAMtalk Media Ltd, publishing houses and on behalf of Leeds United, Manchester City, Sunderland and Farsley Celtic football clubs. Had work published in local and national media.

A Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, trained in content (developmental), copy (line) and plain English editing.

Winner of Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday (#SBS) September 2022.

Winner of Your Partnerships’ New Business of the Year 2021.

Ambassador for a monthly netwalking meeting.