Jane Hammett Editorial

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Welcome! I’m Jane.

Are you looking for an experienced, reliable, trustworthy, professional copy-editor and proofreader? Then you’ve come to the right place.

I work with independent authors, publishers and businesses on fiction and non-fiction.

I strongly believe that trust is the cornerstone of the editor–client relationship, whether the client is an author, business or publisher. You’ve put blood, sweat and tears into your project, and you can trust me to make the editing changes that will lift your words and allow them to shine.

I want you to be delighted with my edits: to feel that your work is still yours but perfected. Polished. Ready to go confidently out into the world.

You can trust me to be honest … but diplomatic. To be helpful and kind. To be professional. To return your project on schedule. To stick to your brief. To think of solutions to problems, and to keep you informed and up to date along the way.

Much of my work is with repeat clients, who come back to me because they trust me.

Want to discuss your project? Please get in touch!

Why hire me?

    I take editing seriously: I’m an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, and a tutor on the CIEP’s editing and proofreading courses.
    I’m experienced: since 1998, I’ve worked with publishers, independent authors and businesses on thousands of projects, including books, e-books, blogs, magazines, websites, online courses, press releases…
    I’m reliable, thorough, friendly and honest: I always meet deadlines, and clients say they enjoy working with me.
    I love my job: I love working with clients to polish their words and make their book the best it can be.
    I’m a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. For more about me, please see

My services
Website editing/proofreading
Writing blurbs and marketing information for books I edit/proofread
Writing blog posts and articles – contact me to chat about your requirements
MS critiques

Trust me to edit your text. These clients do:
Auzou Books, Bonnier Books, Headline, HarperCollins, Hot Key Books, Little, Brown, One Third Books, Quercus Books, Schofield & Sims, Osiris Educational, Troika, Curious Fox…

Genres I love to work on:

    Children’s fiction and non-fiction (from pre-school picture books to YA novels)
    Romance, chick lit
    General fiction, both contemporary and historical
    Women’s fiction
    Literary fiction

Other subjects: Animals (behaviour, welfare, horses), education (pre-school, early years, primary, secondary), English language, English and Scottish literature, the environment (conservation, nature, wildlife, birds, birdwatching, ornithology, countryside), geography, history, humanities, people (feminism, midwifery, parenting, child development, pregnancy and childbirth, relationships, self-help), psychology, mental health (anxiety, depression), religion (Christianity), social sciences (crime/criminology, sociology).

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