Editing • Proofreading • Typesetting & Formatting
Layout & Design • Publishing Consultation & Advice

Hello and welcome. My name is Jane, and I’m an editor and proofreader living in the Cambridgeshire fens.

I have over 20 years of experience, working on fiction and non-fiction books, blogs and magazine articles, websites, newsletters and more.

I also run my own small indie publishing house, so I understand the publishing process from start to finish. I also know how nerve-wracking it can be!

What does an editor do?

You may be wondering what an editor does and whether you should hire one. 

Editing is not just about correcting spelling, punctuation and grammar – although that is very much a part of it, of course. It’s also about ensuring that your meaning is clear and unambiguous, and the text is smooth and appropriate for your audience.

A good editor works with the writer as a team to polish their work to its absolute best.

Working with authors

I can help you craft your work to the highest standards, concentrating on the reader’s experience, while all the time retaining your voice and style.

I offer services in copy-editing, proofreading and book formatting. I also offer a publishing consultation service, or a complete project management service should you require, tailor-made to your needs. Find out about the services I offer to writers.

Working with businesses and community groups

I can review your literature and digital copy to ensure the highest standards, help you present a professional image, and ensure clarity and suitability for your intended audience. No job is too large or too small, and I can often offer a fast turnaround time if you’re in a rush. Find out more about how I can help your business or group.

 


My experience

I have over 20 years experience, working on fiction and non-fiction books, newsletters, brochures, magazine articles, websites and more. I have trained in both editing and proofreading and take my continuing professional development seriously. I also run my own small indie publishing house, so I understand the publishing process from start to finish. I also know how nerve-wracking it can be!

Please feel free to browse my site, including the FAQs. I offer a free, no-obligation initial consultation, and/or a free 500-word sample edit or proofread of your manuscript. Please contact me if you’d like to know more, or if you’d like to understand more about how you could benefit from hiring me!

I am a professional member of the the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), and I abide by its Code of Practice.


I thought I had a good eye for detail until I used Jane’s services! Jane has proofread a range of texts for me including lengthy blog posts, magazine articles and even job applications. In particular, I was impressed by her ability to spot inconsistencies in style and tense that had passed me by. I wouldn’t hesitate to use her again.

A.W.

I have had the pleasure of working with Jane for the past three years and her editorial services have been invaluable. As a writer and scriptwriter I have written several scripts of varying styles and lengths and one novel. Jane has professionally copy-edited and proofread each one, returning them (sometimes to very tight deadlines) annotated with corrections and suggestions, all clearly marked and explained. Jane is diligent and hard working and has a great eye for detail. She will sometimes challenge my work and offer alternative ideas which I hadn’t thought of. I will continue to use Jane’s services and skills in the future and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone.

D.J., Managing Director, DMJ-Imagery Ltd.