Paula is a freelance book indexer, copy-editor and proofreader. She is an Advanced Professional Member of both the Society of Indexers and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). She has completed over 700 copy-editing, indexing and proofreading commissions for a number of authors and publishers, working mainly on non-fiction texts in the arts, humanities and social sciences but also editing several works of fiction. She has a BA (Hons) English and American Literature, a BSc (Hons) Psychology and an employment background in publishing and printing. She is also currently writing a series of blogs and journal articles on the comedy book index.
Her main subject areas include: autism, ballet, comedy, criminology, dance, dementia, drama, economics, fiction, film studies, history, literary studies, media studies, mental health, music, politics, psychology, sociology, theatre and yoga.