|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, prospectuses, 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 am very lucky to be able to volunteer for the charity Guide Dogs and foster dogs in training. My role is to provide a loving home while the dog embarks on its journey to become a guide dog.
Jenny is, quite simply, a joy to work with. We have engaged Jenny’s proofreading expertise for many years for a number of our annual publications and we would definitely not wish to go to print without knowing she has reviewed the document for accuracy and consistency.
Jenny’s attention to detail is second to none and we are particularly impressed with her commitment to understanding our publications and to learning and embracing our brand guidelines, to ensure they are applied throughout our publications.
Furthermore, Jenny is a joy to work with – unfailingly polite and flexible when it comes to our often fluid deadlines and timescales!
Anna Stevenson, Head of Marketing and Communications, Norwich School
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 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