About

Craig Smith

A respected editor, proofreader, copywriter, project manager and typist with 25 years’ experience.

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

Meticulous editor and proofreader of fiction novels and fact-based marketing and communications material, online learning courses, coaching manuals, research reports / journals, academic texts and key stakeholder documents such as annual reviews.

Key clients include independent authors, 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.

Ambassador for a sports, fitness and nutrition networking event.