Eleanor Smith

Professional Member
Location Somerset, UK
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Proofreading, copyediting.


Books, educational materials, multi-author books, illustrated books, online materials.


Freelance since 2019


Proofreading 2: Headway (CIEP) 2019


Saga Egmont

Legend Press

BookLife Publishing


River Editorial

Grosvenor House Publishing

Lumphanan Press

New Generation Publishing

Alliance Publishing Press

Galileo Publishing

Silverwood Books

Independent authors


Fiction: crime, mystery, thrillers, historical, contemporary, fantasy, romance

Children's: educational/informative non-fiction, children's fiction

Non-fiction: biography, autobiography, memoirs


BA English Literature


Eleanor is a very talented proofreader – she’s extremely detail-oriented and has always shown great judgement in both her changes and her queries. She has never missed a deadline and is great to work with.

Ditte Løkkegaard, Legend Press

Eleanor has been an essential resource for my editorial team at BookLife Publishing. Not only has she been a pleasure to work with, being thorough and timely, but she has also proven to be reliable and capable of tackling any task I have sent her way. Eleanor Smith is always my first choice for an external proofreader. I would happily recommend her services to anyone

Robin Twiddy, Editorial Team Leader at BookLife Publishing

Eleanor is a joy to work with. Always on time and on budget and her proofreading work is of the highest standard. She is my ‘go to’ person for projects that need VIP treatment.

Julie Willis, Editorial and Pre-press Director at River Editorial

Eleanor's great - she always runs to schedule, has a fine eye for detail and produces excellent results. I've worked with her for a few years now on a wide variety of different publishing projects and would unreservedly recommend her proofreading services.

Duncan Lockerbie, Lumphanan Press

Eleanor Smith had been commissioned to proof read a couple of manuscripts for us.

Her last project was an historical fiction novel of 97,000 words.

We have found her work to be of a very high standard with meticulous attention to detail.

She always notices small inconsistences as well as the more obvious spelling, typos and literals.

Above all Eleanor’s pleasant attitude and helpfulness makes her an ideal person to work with both publishers and authors. I would have no hesitation in recommending Eleanor for any proof reading project she may be considered for.

Janet Weitz, Alliance Publishing Press