Jane Hammett | Expert editing for authors, businesses and publishers

Jane Hammett Editorial
Job title
I work with independent authors, businesses and publishers on fiction and non-fiction.
Membership Grade
Advanced Professional Member

About Jane

Welcome! I’m Jane.

Are you looking for an experienced, trustworthy, professional copy-editor and proofreader? Then you’ve come to the right place.

I work with publishers, independent authors and businesses on fiction and non-fiction.

I strongly believe that trust is the cornerstone of the editor–client relationship, whether the client is an author, business or publisher. You’ve put blood, sweat and tears into your project, and you can trust me to make the editing changes that will lift your words and allow them to shine.

I want you to be delighted with my edits: to feel that your work is still yours but perfected. Polished. Ready to go confidently out into the world.

The practicalities are important too. You can trust me to be honest … but diplomatic. To be helpful and kind. To be professional. To return your project on schedule. To stick to your brief. To think of solutions to problems, and to keep you informed and up to date along the way.

Much of my work is with repeat clients, who come back to me because they trust me.

Want to discuss your project? Get in touch. Let’s talk!

Why choose me to work on your editing or proofreading project?

  • I take editing seriously: I’m an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, and a tutor on the CIEP’s editing and proofreading courses.
  • I'm an ALLi Partner Member.
  • I’m experienced: I’ve worked with publishers, independent authors and businesses on thousands of projects, including books, blogs, magazines, online courses, press releases…
  • I’m reliable, thorough, friendly and honest: I always meet deadlines, and clients say they enjoy working with me.
  • I love what I do: I love working with clients to polish their words and make their book the best it can be.

Trust me to edit your text. These clients do.
Auzou Books, HarperCollins, Bloodhound Books, Ginger Fox, Bonnier Zaffre, Headline, Hot Key Books, Troika, Little, Brown, One Third Books, Quercus Books, Schofield & Sims, Osiris Educational, Welbeck Publishing…

Check out my portfolio to see a selection of the projects I’ve been proud to work on recently.

My services

  • manuscript critiques
  • copy-editing
  • proofreading
  • website editing/proofreading
  • writing blurbs and marketing information for books I edit/proofread
  • writing blog posts and articles – contact me to chat about your requirements
  • fact-checking
  • rewriting

Subjects I work on

  • Children’s fiction and non-fiction (pre-school picture books, chapter books, middle grade to young adult (YA))
  • Crime/detective/mystery/action/thriller/suspense/cosy mystery
  • Romance, chick lit, women's fiction
  • General fiction, both contemporary and historical

Other subjects
Animals (behaviour, welfare), creative non-fiction (memoir, autobiography, diary, travel writing), earth sciences, education (pre-school, early years, primary, secondary), English language, English and Scottish literature, the environment (conservation, nature, wildlife, birds, birdwatching, ornithology, countryside), media and cultural studies, women's rights, women's issues, women's health, feminism, pregnancy and childbirth, parenting, child development, relationships, self-help, personal development, mental health (anxiety, depression), religion (Christianity), social sciences (geography, history, psychology), crime/criminology, social issues, sports (athletics, dressage, show jumping, gymnastics)


‘Jane is everything you want in an editor and more. She helped make my books the best-sellers they are today. I wouldn’t consider using anyone else.’ – Carl Vernon, author of The Less Stress Lifestyle and Anxiety Rebalance

‘It’s always a pleasure to work with Jane. She has brilliant copy-editing and proofreading skills and works quickly and efficiently. Her assistance in adding clarity and accuracy to our work, and the friendly manner in which Jane communicates, is always hugely appreciated.’ – Paul Luckraft, Senior Curator: Exhibitions, Zabludowicz Collection

‘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 is always a perfect mix of friendly and professional. She turns work around quickly and diligently and is always happy to expand and explain on any comments she makes, which is very helpful.’ – Melissa Chamberlayne, Hacche

‘Jane is extremely reliable and quick to respond to proofing requests. We really trust her advice and she is a pleasure to work with.’ – Olivia Stephenson, Osiris Educational

‘I can’t say how much I appreciated Jane's thoroughness and attention to detail throughout each copy-edit. The way she so thoughtfully engaged with the text has really reassured me.’ – Alison MacDonald, editor, Quercus Books



Associated skills

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