Editing, Proofreading and Typesetting

You’ve written your piece. Maybe it’s a book, perhaps it’s a report or blog post.

You’ve read it through, so much so that you’re probably sick of the sight of it by now.

Or maybe you just don’t have the time to give it that final polish.

What you need is an experienced pair of eyes on your work.

To ensure that there’s flow and rhythm, that everything makes sense, to catch those pesky typos and figure out the comma situation.

This is where I come in.

Jenny was excellent. Very thorough and even picked up things I didn’t ask for which was an added bonus. Would definitely use again! Hannah C

With over two decades of creative writing experience and ten years of professional editing and proofreading experience, I would love to help you with your exciting project.

I can edit, proofread and/or format or typeset your work, not only saving you time but stopping you from screaming at your scream (we’ve all been there).

You’ll have peace of mind that your work is in safe, experienced hands with the added benefit that I’m a fast worker and always do my best no matter what. 

Why?

Because as a writer (a novelist with eleven books published and counting), I’m a firm believer that every written piece of work put out into the world should be the best it can possibly be.

Want to know more?

Read on…

Brilliant and thoughtful work by Jenny. She was really easy to work with and completed the task well within my timeframe and surpassed all my expectations. Andrew W

Editing

Over a decade of editing experience has given me a gut feeling for sentence structure, although I’m still always learning and applying my refined skills to any project that graces my screen.

I’ve edited a lot of things over the last ten years. Marketing materials, reports, web content and copy, blog posts and, more recently, a number of inspirational and business books, an FAQ section for an internet hosting company and rewriting a whole website for an education company.

Send me an email if you’d like to chat about your editing needs.


Jenny works quickly and efficiently. Communication was easy and the end result great, which gives me a lot of confidence when I send the report to the end client. Thanks Jenny, I am sure we’ll work together again in the near future.
Working with Jenny is just brilliant. Thank you! Destination Research

Proofreading

Editing and proofreading example

During a proofread, I’ll go through and check for any typos and misplaced or missing punctuation or words, but I’ll also be on the lookout for anything the edits may have missed, e.g. a clumsy sentence. The proofread is all about the final polish.

(Please be aware of Gaiman’s Law: No matter how many proofreads something has had, once it’s published, a typo will reveal itself. It happens to the best of us, including bestselling, world-famous authors.)

Whatever my job, over the last twenty years, I’ve always become my team’s resident proofreader which means I’ve worked as a proofreader in various industries including environmental, local government, health and higher education. I’ve proofread university prospectuses, marketing materials, important reports including one for a high profile press conference, and more recently I’ve proofed a number of non-fiction and fiction books, a brand new website for an indie publisher, a media proposal and an employee handbook for an HR department.

Need someone to check your work? Get in touch and let’s talk proofreading.


"Jenny has recently started working with Discover Your Bounce Publishing as part of our editing/proofreading team and it's been a delight to work together. Jenny is speedy, accurate and constructive in her comments, providing real value to us and the authors she is working with.  Jenny has very quickly established a rapport with team members and is always timely with her work and in touch about progress.  I would highly recommend anyone looking for freelance proofreading or editing to get in touch!" Discover Your Bounce Publishing

Formatting and Typesetting

Typesetting example

I can help with

  • Your report or handbook in Word
  • An ebook for Kindle, other ereader or PDF
  • A paperback or hardcover

I’ve done them all!

If you’re interested in having your ebook formatted correctly as a PDF or for Amazon, I can ensure your book has everything it needs and provide you with the various files. 

Paperbacks are particularly annoying for some people. I can typeset your book in Word ready to be uploaded to Amazon. You’ll be sent the PDF file ready to be uploaded straight to Amazon with no fuss, as well as the original Word file so you can make changes whenever you like. 

I think paperbacks should look as wonderful as possible which is why I love typesetting them in Affinity Publisher (comparable to Adobe InDesign). Your headers and title page will incorporate elements from your cover to produce something extra special for your readers. You’ll be sent the PDF version of the book and the original file which can only be opened using an Affinity product.

Don’t get to the point of throwing your computer out of the window! Get in touch and let’s talk through how I can help.


Thank you Jenny for your incredibly expeditious yet thorough work. It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to using your services again in the future.
Amazing as always. Jenny goes far and beyond the expectations and the service provided is friendly yet incredibly helpful and professional.