My name is Jessica, and I live in the beautiful town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Prior to setting up my proofreading business, I spent 13 years in the Royal Air Force. Initially working within flight operations before moving into a training and development role. Following my military career, I have worked as a training advisor delivering management qualifications to learners at a number of national organisations.
My academic background lies in linguistics, and I have a first-class honours degree in modern language studies (English and Spanish).
My study of linguistics coupled with my military experience has allowed me to combine a keen eye for detail with an excellent command of the English language – proofreading was the natural choice!
Through my roles in learning and development, I have produced high quality training material for both the public and private sectors and have experience proofreading student assignments, including by those with English as a second language. Since becoming a freelance proofreader and copyeditor, I have worked with publishers, businesses, non-profit organisations and independent writers on a wide variety of projects including books, website content, blog articles and academic publications.
I have formally trained in proofreading through the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP).