|Location||Southam (near Leamington Spa), Warwickshire|
About Jenny Gibson
I proofread, edit and write for businesses, marketing departments/agencies and schools.
Clients provide materials for proofreading in PDF or Word format, and I mark these up using Adobe comments (PDFs) or track changes (Word). I also proofread web pages and presentations and will agree with clients the most effective way of providing my proofreading comments, depending on the format they'd like me to work in.
Since 2014, I have worked freelance as a proofreader and copywriter. Before then, I spent 15 years in marketing communications roles in retail and manufacturing and in a marketing agency.
My marketing roles combined with my client-facing agency experience help me to think from a customer's perspective and consider whether a message is clear, relevant and helpful. I use this experience to help clients to strengthen their communications.
Types of materials
I specialise in business and marketing materials, including writing and proofreading blogs, brochures, case studies, catalogues, corporate communications, direct marketing materials, e-shots/e-newsletters, exhibition materials, magazines, online assessments, presentations, reports, sales materials, training documents and websites.
- Freelance Proofreader and Copywriter since 2014
- Account Director at Blue Chilli Group, 2007-2013
- Marketing Manager at Jessops, 2006
- Marketing Communications Executive at Artex-Rawlplug, 2003-2006
- Various product management and marketing roles at Dollond & Aitchison Opticians, 1998-2003
Training and qualifications
Publishing Training Centre
- Essential Grammar (online course), 2018
- Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning – Merit, 2014
Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
- Basic Editorial Test – 85% pass mark, 2020
- Brush Up Your Grammar (online course), 2015
Chartered Institute of Marketing
- Advanced Certificate in Marketing, 2000
I went through the brochure over the weekend and just want to say thank you so much.
You really are worth your weight in gold!
Lynsey Goode, Collateral Marketing Executive, Amtico
Jenny has worked with us for a couple of years on a range of publications including magazines, client projects and various ad-hoc research reports – all with different requirements. Jenny is a consummate professional and understands the magazine production process thoroughly.
She is efficient, flexible and I trust her judgement 100%. I feel very lucky to have her as an extended part of my team – her work is invaluable!
Mary Appleton, Director and Editor in Chief, Changeboard
I have worked with Jenny on projects for the entirety of my time at Cappfinity. At all times, I have found her friendly and approachable. The work that she delivers is always to an exceptional standard, and she is willing to go above and beyond in offering constructive comments too.
Jenny deals with last-minute changes and is flexible and pragmatic in finding time to complete work, whilst always keeping to or exceeding deadlines.
I would be more than happy to recommend Jenny to others.
Amy Stuart-Cook, Client Success Manager, Cappfinity