As a Publishing Consultant, I offer Editorial and Contracts services as well as general publishing advice.
Since going freelance I have edited, among others, TV presenter Mr Motivator’s memoir, The Warm Up. Before going freelance I worked at Penguin Books, Cyan Books, and Watson Little Literary Agency.
I am an Intermediate member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, and trained to work in Track Changes or Adobe.
Proofreading and Copy-editing
Progress in Editorial Skills, Publishing Training Centre
Proofreading for Editors, Publishing Training Centre
Process Management, Penguin Learning & Development
Proofreading and Copy-editing, Chapterhouse
LLB (Bachelor of Laws) Honours Degree, Kings College London
Editorial experience (highlights)
Memoir THE WARM UP Derrick Evans aka Mr Motivator (Filament Publishing)
Biography THE MAN WHO WAS GEORGE SMILEY Michael Jago (Biteback Publishing)
Travel/Memoir UNDER A CROATIAN SUN Anthony Stancomb (Thistle Publishing)
Humour 101 MOVIES TO AVOID Allan Smithee (Cyan Books)
Miscellaneous editing work including unpublished manuscripts, PhD theses, newsletter articles, course materials, website copy
Contracts experience (highlights)
Jacaranda Books, Novelicious Books, Frances Burton (Pearson, Palgrave Macmillan, Taylor & Francis), Nicola May (Accent Press, Lightning Books)
Previous publishing experience
Digital Contracts Executive, Random House, Feb – May 2011
Contracts Executive (Digital Rights Clearance), Penguin Books Ltd, May 2008 – Dec 2010
Publishing Coordinator and Marketing Manager, Cyan Books, Jun 2006 – Feb 2008
Intern, Watson, Little Ltd, May 2006
“I would have been lost without the expertise and the prompt and untiring patience of Janey Burton.” Michael Strong, Author of Sid’s War and Steiner’s War
“I have been happy to recommend her as an Editor to other PhD candidates already, for both her calm and patient manner, and her exacting intelligence.” Portia Ungley, PhD, Lecturer in Visual Culture at Kingston University
“I am excited to be working with Janey on my book, The Warm Up. I have great confidence in her as she seems to have grasped my life and the story I am telling.” Derrick Evans, ‘Mr Motivator’, Author of The Warm Up
Janey has assisted me on several occasions, over the last few years, when I have had to produce reports or funding applications that required polish. She has an incredible eye for detail and often will suggest an edit that improves the flow of the passage that makes the writing more engaging and dynamic. Look no further, if you need someone with a great eye for detail, incredibly experienced and capable of offering constructive feedback!
I have been using Janey’s services for a number of years now and have always been extremely satisfied. She is professional, organised and always delivers to deadlines. As a dyslexic small business owner her proofreading skills, and the way she makes sense of and improves my copy, are key to presenting a professional website and communications with my clients. I have no hesitation in recommending her services.