I thought I was done rewriting when Jennie came to edit Finding Myself in Britain. I was wrong! She gently but insightfully led me through another round of rewriting that greatly improved the manuscript. And she was a joy to work with – always helpful and often funny. That she’s had the expat experience was icing on the cake (or is that frosting)?

Amy Boucher Pye, author and speaker

Red Pen For Hire

Got great ideas but can’t spell for toffee? Want to make your first draft first rate? Need a fresh pair of eyes to take your work to the next level? You’ve come to the right place.

As you’ll see below, I’ve got extensive experience of editing, copy editing and proofreading for a range of styles and audiences. From books to academic reports to promotional leaflets, I’ve worked on them all.

Thank you so much for working on our new leaflet and enabling the project to go forward. So many people had already been involved in it and it needed fresh eyes, an understanding of the subject matter, and sympathetic but effective editing. You provided all three!

Janet Walker, Italian Ministries UK

I particularly enjoy tasks I can get my teeth into – I love the challenge of taking 1,500 word magazine articles down to 600 without losing the writer’s voice; of taking a good draft of a book and helping the author dig deeper and make it great; of taking text and working with a designer to turn it into an appealing leaflet. Whatever your project, large or small, one-off or ongoing, drop me a line and let’s talk about what you need, what I can provide, and what the cost will be.

And don’t worry, I don’t really use a red pen – I work on your document in Word or PDF format, and do my best to make any comments or suggestions as constructive and positive as possible. As one client put it:

You are an eagle-eyed wizard! I never knew re-writing/fixes/editing could be such fun!

Jonny Elwyn, Film Editor


I’m an accomplished and experienced proofreader and copy editor, and became self-employed after being made redundant in 2013. Since that time I have continued to work on a freelance basis with several of my former employers, but have also gained a steady flow of commissions from elsewhere. They are too numerous to mention every one, but some of the highlights are listed below.

Jennie has an excellent eye for, and attention to, detail. She is exceptionally efficient, responsive and intelligent in her work. I would recommend her to anyone after proof-reading and copyediting.

Nick Spencer, Research Director, Theos

Editorial commissions include:

~ Editing a number of books, including Finding Myself in Britain, by Amy Boucher Pye and the Professor Alexander children’s book series by Peter Pollock;

~ Editing contract with publisher David C Cook;

~ Editing and proof-reading academic reports for the think tanks Centre for London and Theos;

~ Editorial work with the international development charity Tearfund;

~ Editorial and project management work for the Evangelical Alliance resources You are not alone, Speak Up and What Kind of Society?;

~ Proof-reading academic studies and funding proposals;

~ Editing articles and interviews for Alpha Life Magazine, and the women’s magazine Magnify.


Can I add your project to the list? Let’s talk.

Jennie is extremely efficient and professional and the turnaround time of her work was impressive.

Moreover her attention to detail and ability to understand the real essence of the articles she edited really helped to make the final piece a success.

Ruth Awogbade, Editor, Magnify

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