How can I help you?

I offer editorial support to increase the impact of your words, ensuring your message is clear and reaches your desired readers. I always respect your words and your aims. Here are some of the reasons you might want to work with me:

  • Experienced editor and proofreader specialising in non-fiction and information text. I’ve been an independent editor since 1998.
  • Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. I follow their Code of Practice.
  • I welcome text at any stage, from raw copy to edited material. I can help you to develop and structure your initial ideas, copyedit your manuscript, or add the final polish to your text. Take a look at Editorial Services for more details and to find the service you need.
  • I work on non-fiction, both print and digital, including adults’, children’s, academic, reference and travel titles, highly illustrated books, websites, business materials and self-publishing authors.
  • Focusing on excellent client and author communication, I produce work to a high standard within deadlines.

“It has been a huge pleasure working with Jane on this. Her encouraging and appreciative style coupled with her insightful comments and ideas really inspired me.” 
Joan van den Brink, responding to a developmental edit

“I really can’t thank you enough for your patience and skill with this book … you have provided the sparkle and expertise” 
Margaret Rice

Areas of special interest

I work on a wide range of subjects, but these are areas in which I have particular experience:

  • Gardening, horticulture, botany
  • Biography, autobiography, memoir
  • Education
  • Business and marketing
  • Academic humanities (history, art, architecture, literature, psychology)
  • “How to” guides
  • General science
  • Natural history, conservation, ecology
  • Beekeeping
  • Travel

“A massive massive thanks for all your help. Looking back I don’t think we could have got it over the line and certainly to the finish we have without you.”
Independent author


Contact me:  info@janesimmonds-editorial.com
01884 861017 | 07876 166882
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