Jane Hammett Editorial, Editing and proofreading you can trust

About Jane Hammett

I have always loved words. I could read before I started school, and I haven’t stopped since!

But editing and proofreading are about more than simply reading. After university, I started work for a publishing house, where I was trained in all aspects of editorial and production. I have been freelance for 20 years, and in that time I’ve worked on thousands of books for publishers, including Hachette UK, Headline and Schofield & Sims, businesses and self-publishing authors.

I’m an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) ­– this is the highest membership grade. The CIEP says that ‘Achieving it is deliberately tough, but you’ll be recognised in the profession as having proved your worth.’

I’m also a tutor on the CIEP’s proofreading and copy-editing courses, and a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

In my free time, I enjoy nature, wildlife, birdwatching, photography and reading – I’m never without a book. My recent favourites? Linda Green’s In Little Stars and Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. Currently reading? Keith Houston’s Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and other Typographical Curiosities.

My recent training and CPD…

Training and continuing professional development (CPD) help to keep my editing skills sharp, relevant and up to date.

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