Jenny Gibson | Business and Marketing Proofreader

Proofreading Jenny
Job title
Proofreader and Copywriter
Membership Grade
Professional Member

About Jenny

About Jenny Gibson

I proofread, edit and write for marketing teams, design agencies, businesses and schools.

The year 2024 is my 10th as a freelance proofreader, copyeditor and copywriter. Before going self-employed, I held various senior marketing roles over a 15-year period, working in retail and manufacturing organisations and in a marketing agency.

I'm positive, friendly and flexible. Having worked in marketing, I understand my clients' time pressures and always do whatever I can to accommodate a deadline shift.

With my marketing and business background, could I be a good fit for your business? I'd be delighted to hear from you.

Types of materials

  • Brochures and catalogues
  • Case studies
  • Corporate communications (including white papers)
  • Exhibition materials
  • Learning and development materials (including recruitment and training content)  
  • Magazines and newsletters
  • News stories
  • Presentations
  • Prospectuses
  • Reports
  • Websites and blogs

Training and qualifications

Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading

  • Editing Digital Content – 2023
  • Copyediting 1: Introduction – 2022
  • Basic Editorial Test (85% pass mark) – 2020
  • Brush Up Your Grammar – 2015

Publishing Training Centre

  • Essential Grammar – 2018
  • Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning (Merit) – 2014

Chartered Institute of Marketing 

  • Advanced Certificate in Marketing – 2000

Specialisms and sectors

I have experience in the following areas:

  • Driving
  • Flooring
  • Locks and hardware
  • Optical retailing
  • Pawnbroking
  • Property development
  • Schools (prospectuses, publications and pupil reports)
  • Tableware
  • Workplace (coaching, culture, leadership, learning and development, organisational change, talent assessment, team performance and training)

My experience

  • Freelance Proofreader and Copywriter since 2014
  • Account Director at marketing agency 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 (now merged into Boots Opticians), 1998–2003


I am lucky to volunteer as a fosterer for Guide Dogs by providing a loving home for a dog in training. 

Through volunteering for this amazing charity, I have developed a growing interest in dog welfare, training and behaviour – and would welcome the opportunity to work on content in this field.


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, former Director and Editor in Chief, Changeboard (now Future Talent Learning)

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, Brand and Collateral Manager, Amtico



Associated skills

Disclaimer note

The CIEP Directory of Editorial Services should be considered a point of first contact and prospective clients must satisfy themselves that members are capable of the work on offer. The Institute cannot be held responsible for the quality of work provided by any member listed in the directory. The members themselves are responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of their entries in the Directory and the CIEP has not made any attempt to vet them. The institute cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the Directory. Inclusion in the Directory as a freelance does not necessarily mean that the member is self-employed as defined by HM Revenue and Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions.


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