Jane Hammett

Copy-editor and Proofreader


Testimonials from clients

‘I found Jane after searching online for proofreaders. I took the plunge, made contact, and two hours later, I was amending my copy following Jane’s precise, comprehensive and insightful feedback. In less than 24 hours, Jane has reproofed and “signed off” on our children’s book. We are now ready to go to print! As a result, I am delighted to be able to add my own testimonial. BLISTERING! Would I recommend Jane? 100%’ – Greg Stewart, Garden Barber Productions

‘Jane has been amazing. Her copy-editing brought my children’s story to life. She is supportive, competent, talented, and did a great job. Thank you so much!’ – Debra Harris, author of Cats Behaving Badly

‘Jane has the rare quality of insight when editing, and diplomacy when suggesting alternative options. This is coupled with a genuine desire to meet deadlines. I have no hesitation recommending her copy-editing and proofreading service’ – L. Douglas

‘You know that feeling you get when you know you can rely on somebody to deliver on time and with absolute accuracy? Thanks, Jane’ – Carl Vernon, author of Anxiety Rebalance

‘Jane worked with me on my third Archer and Baines crime novel, and definitely helped to make it a better book, picking up typos, spotting inconsistencies and overuse of words and phrases, and asking challenging questions about aspects of the plot. She is a pleasure to work with, professional and friendly, and I'm looking forward to having her on my team next time’ – Dave Sivers, author of Evil Unseen

‘Jane has been a great support. She has edited my first series of children's books, and her feedback and kindness have made the process much smoother and more positive. I've really valued her views and guidance, and how quickly she has got back to me. Many, many thanks’ – Caroline Meek, author of Chloe and the Weatherbys

‘I have worked with Jane on four of my books and I recommend her services unreservedly. She has an eagle eye for inconsistencies and a deep understanding of language. It was a pleasure working with someone who is always pleasant, always on time and highly professional’ – Natasha Mostert, author

‘I have been pleased to employ Jane Hammett in various publishing capacities and have found her to be efficient, conscientious and thorough. Her work is completed to deadline and she has a friendly and competent manner’ – Felicity Marsh, Wiley-Blackwell project manager

‘Jane Hammett was one of a team of copy-editors working on a highly complex multivolume reference work under my project management, and proved herself competent, cheerful and helpful, co-operating well as part of a team of five copy-editors over a period of several months’ – Janey Fisher, Wiley-Blackwell project manager

‘Jane has worked for me for 10 years on many books (across all age ranges) and I have always found her to be thorough and conscientious. She always meets deadlines and is very reliable’ – Jane Hughes, Editorial Manager, Orion Children’s Books

‘Jane is an excellent copy-editor and proofreader and I have no hesitation in recommending her’ – Annette Abel, Wiley-Blackwell Project Manager

‘Jane is efficient, thorough and a pleasure to work with’ – Felicity Johnson, Editor, Orion Children’s Books

‘Most people aren’t capable of effectively proofing their own work immediately after they’ve written it. This is where Jane has been invaluable. She’s been totally reliable and responsive, which is important in a fast-moving environment such as ours’ – Rachael Bean, Director, Solution Factors Ltd (PR, marketing and copywriting agency)

‘Jane took on the challenge of copy-editing my very complex thriller, Third Time Lucky. This was my first book and, being a novice, I had much to learn. Jane was professional from the very beginning, offering not only her expertise, but assistance that went far beyond copy-editing. The end result is a professionally written and gripping story, and I have Jane to thank for guiding me throughout the entire process. Highly recommended and I will definitely use her again for my sequel, Mummy's Little Angel’ – J.W. Lawson, author of Third Time Lucky

‘Jane’s proofreading help with Storytime magazine since its launch in 2014 has been invaluable, and she continues to deliver high-quality work to deadline — often long before the deadline’ – Maxine Stinton