On-screen editing, project management, copyediting (UK and US), website content editing, consultancy (publishing, editorial), research, abstracting, editorial training, proofreading, on-screen proofreading, rewriting, picture research, copyright clearance
Books, company literature, directories/yearbooks, distance-learning materials, educational materials (primary and secondary levels), government reports, illustrated books, integrated media, journals, looseleaf, manuals, multi-author books, newsletters, online materials, e-learning materials, websites, textbooks
Qualifications and awards
Freelance, 1981–98 and since 2011; head of publishing, 2000–11, publications editor, 1998–2000, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists; cataloguer, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1987–96
PDF Mark-up, September 2016; SfEP Annual Conference 2015-2019; Medical publishing professional development day (SfEP) 2014; Annual conference (SfEP) 2013 and 2012; Adobe Acrobat: efficient use of PDFs (Publishing Training Centre) 2009; Editing scientific and medical texts (Publishing Training Centre) 2001; Advanced copy-editing (PTC) 2000
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons, John Wiley, Prospects Services, Harper Collins, British Menopause Society, Taylor & Francis (Routledge, Psychology Press), iS Health, FiSH Books, Portland Press, Content Consultants (Baby Center), Wisper Public Affairs LLP, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Letts Educational (HarperCollins)
Biography (science), business, design, conservation, dentistry, environmental studies, social history, life sciences, management, media studies, publishing, medicine, history of medicine, ethics, psychology, medical specialisms, gynaecology, women's health, obstetrics, personal development, pregnancy and childbirth, life sciences, academic sciences, history of science, sports science, social science/studies, health and social care, social psychology, equestrian sports, education, English literature, law, management, philosophy, politics, religious studies, surgery, veterinary medicine
I have been working with books and in publishing for around 40 years, including 13 years full time in medical publishing as publisher for a medical royal college, My list included books, journals, reports, guidelines and e-learning materials. I am experienced in all aspects of the print publishing process.
I also offer journal management and print/publishing consultancy, as well as editorial services such as copy-editing, proofreading, picture research, copyright clearance and production management.
I have worked for a wide range of clients and in many different subject areas. I am willing to work in most subject areas (except fiction and student theses) and would be delighted to discuss your project.
Jane project managed a number of titles for us recently and was absolutely invaluable.
She identified exactly what was required with ease and efficiency and had the knowledge and experience to plan a project and take it through to print stage.
Most impressive of all was Jane’s drive to deliver outcomes through her own determination and motivation. She was always on hand to deal with any issues and instilled complete confidence that she could see even the most difficult of projects through to the end.
Jane is an outstanding project manager who goes above and beyond. Anyone who has the pleasure of working with her can count themselves very lucky. I can’t speak highly enough of her.
Shelley Teasdale, Editor/Project Leader Collins Education, Letts and Lonsdale: HarperCollins Publishers