Paul Dalling

Freelance Proofreader & Graphic Designer

Location:Derby, Derby, United Kingdom
2 Skills
Paul Dalling

23 Collumbell Avenue, Ockbrook, Derby DE72 3TF
Telephone: 01332 664439 Mobile: 07969 323524 E-mails: /
Highly experienced Print Planner coordinating work through several manufacturing areas on high security products for clients including financial institutions and market leading retail stores.
Extensive proofreading experience across many business areas, including confidential government reports, company report and accounts, high value documents for financial institutions, secure event ticketing, store vouchers, ‘O’ and ‘A’ level examination papers and high quality calendars and diaries. As well as proofreading work at proof stages I have extensive experience revising and passing work at the press. My previous company withdrew from printing, giving me the opportunity to utilise and develop these skills in other sectors. In May 2010 I launched a freelance proofreading service (

Career History
BemroseBooth Limited, Derby
Planner/Proofreader: 1996 - March 2010. DTP Keyboard Operator: 1980 - 1996. Hot Metal Compositor: 1978 - 1980.
BemroseBooth was a market leader in calendar and security printing. Over the years I developed touch-typing and computer skills including desk-top publishing adverts for calendars and government report typesetting. Most recently copy preparation, planning jobs through printing to finishing operations including: -
• Planning jobs accurately to tight deadlines ready for print, using IT skills to revise print position and liaising with Management and staff on the most economical and efficient equipment to be used
• Design input for best layout and position of printed materials for final print to meet customer and business requirements
• Proofreading, final revision and signing off on high security and large volume print work. From images supplied researching and copy writing for high quality calendars
• Quality Control, revising work to 100% accuracy ready for print
• Advising Management and team on resolving issues in proofreading and accuracy
• Training and supporting others in roles of planning and copy preparation
• Stock control, checking levels and quality.
Paul Dalling Independent Proofreader
Commenced working as a freelance proofreader in May 2010 in order to make use of the extensive knowledge and experience gained during my time in the printing and publishing industry.
I have worked with a number of graphic design and web design agencies both in my local area and London. I have also worked with small publishing companies on a number of interesting projects.
Lockwoods Promotional Products Ltd was founded by a number of senior directors and staff from Bemrose Promotional Products when they ceased trading. They have moved into the bespoke and advertising calendar market retaining many of Bemrose Promotional Products former clients. They asked me to provide freelance proofreading services for their initial calendar season. I have since become one of only two proofreaders retained by them to read their 2012 stock range prior to printing.
As well as being a preferred proofreader for Lockwoods Promotional Products, I also produce copy for their stock calendars. This involves working from picture references supplied, researching and writing copy relevant to the image or theme of the calendar.
Depending on the client’s preference I will either read and mark up paper manuscripts using standard proofreaders marks, or work on files transmitted electronically.
I can mark up supplied Word files using Track Changes or pdf. files using Adobe Acrobat.

My website, designed by wheatcroft&co and written by Asbury&Asbury, was submitted to the 2011 D&AD Design Awards and was selected to feature in their prestigious yearbook which will be published later this year.
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design