Jennifer has always been a perfectionist when it comes to spelling, punctuation and grammar; she loves spotting grammatical errors and she is always on the lookout for typos. For this reason, and because the work can be carried out anywhere in the world, she decided to take her interest one step further and train as a proofreader. She graduated from the College of Media and Publishing with a level 4 diploma (distinction) in proofreading and copy editing and has now set up her own business–JG Proofreading.
Proofreading and copy editing are incredibly important final steps in the writing process. Even in 2021, these steps cannot be completed by technology alone, so that`s where Jennifer comes in. Her job involves reading text extremely thoroughly to remove any errors and enhance quality. Even the smallest of errors can affect the way the work is viewed, so it`s always worth having it checked. In her other life, Jennifer is a freelance events manager, mainly working in the mass-participation sports industry.
Away from the desk, she loves to get outside and explore; she is a keen runner with a few marathons under her belt and an aspiring bike packer. She also enjoys baking, reading, cryptic crosswords, learning new skills (she learnt how to juggle and complete a Rubik`s cube in lockdown!) and travelling.
"My business owns three websites and work commitments sometimes make it hard to maintain constant vigilance on the finer points. As a former newspaper journalist (who has done a Chapter House proofreading course, once upon a time), I should recognise someone with good attention to detail when I see them! Jennifer is thorough, attentive and generous with her time. It`s a dream to be able to delegate time consuming proofing tasks to someone you instinctively know will take care of any slips, spelling errors or oversights, when the need arises."
Ceri, Wild Running
"Jennifer was great to work with. I found her to be so thorough and she added a really nice flow to the written elements. When I asked for clarification on a grammatical point she was very knowledgeable and clearly explained the answer. I would highly recommend working with Jennifer."
Alice, Alice Acreman Silks
"Jennifer took the time to really understand our business and provided relevant and helpful improvements to our website. As many businesses now seek to enhance their digital offering, Jennifer’s editing skills will bring quick, high-quality improvements to your content."
Rob, Controlled Events
"Jennifer was so easy to work with – she showed initiative in questioning sections and statements that I would have never picked up on otherwise. She worked fast, efficiently and kept me up to date throughout on her progress and when I could expect completion of the project. I’m very pleased with the suggested changes that she has made and look forward to working on more exciting projects in future."
"Thank you so much! I am extremely happy with the quick response in proofreading my webpage and the amendments made, so will definitely be using Jennifer`s services again."
Jacks, Jacks Turner