Jane Hammett

Copy-editor and Proofreader


I am an established, experienced copy-editor and proofreader. Freelance since 1998, I have worked on thousands of projects, on subjects from YA fiction to birdwatching, and on projects ranging from encyclopaedias to website copy, blogs and press releases. See what my clients have to say about me.

Who do I work for?

My clients include:

  • self-publishing/independent authors (writing fiction and non-fiction for adults and children)
  • businesses
  • publishers
  • academic authors.

What do I work on?

  • Books
  • Magazines and journals
  • Website copy and blogs
  • Press releases, annual reports, CVs, letters, sales/marketing/promotional material

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and abide by the Society’s Code of Practice. See my entry in the SfEP online Directory of Editorial Services.


I am accurate, thorough and reliable. I always meet deadlines, and enjoy working with individual clients to achieve their aims. I have excellent communication skills, an eye for detail, and exceptional knowledge of English language and grammar.

In my spare time, I enjoy nature, wildlife, bird-watching and reading – I am a voracious reader and am never without a book. I believe that reading is essential for both authors and editors!

I would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.