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About the Detail Devil ~~>

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I’m Pam, otherwise known as the Detail Devil, a professionally trained academic copyeditor and proofreader specialising in the social sciences, particularly education. I have several years of academic editing experience, and in that time, I’ve copyedited and proofread countless journal papers, books and book chapters, PhD dissertations, master’s theses, research proposals and reports, funding and ethics applications. Head over to my Portfolio for a snapshot of my most recent projects.

Professionally trained ~~>

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In recognition of my skills, qualifications and experience in the editing industry, I am a professional member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd Australia) and an intermediate member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP UK).

SfEP-badge-[Intermediate-Member]-NormalThis level of attainment means that you can be confident your manuscript is in experienced hands.

Having the right skills and qualifications is important, both to me and my clients, to ensure that the work I produce is of the highest quality. This is why I trained as a copyeditor at the University of Melbourne, achieving distinction in the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Editing and Communication) program.

I also hold a First Class (Hons) Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities (majoring in Philosophy) from the University of Brighton, UK.

Friendly and approachable ~~>

With a friendly, communicative and supportive approach and shining client testimonials, you’ll find my work first class and my rates reasonable. Head over to my Portfolio page for a snapshot of some of my most recent work.

The devil is in the detail ~~>

Whether your manuscript needs a light touch to bring shine or a heavier hand to improve flow, the Detail Devil has carefully designed options to suit you. Visit my Editing Services page for details about the copyediting, proofreading and formatting services I offer.

  • Copyediting for accuracy, clarity, consistency and style
  • Styling content to the publisher’s requirements or preferred style guide
  • Proofreading, the final check that your document is ready for publication
  • Editorial assistance and manuscript preparation.

Contact the Detail Devil ~~>

I’d love to discuss your project with you, and I’m happy to provide you with an obligation-free sample edit that will give you a glimpse of the quality of my work. Send me a message, and I’ll aim to respond within 24 hours.