Jill French

Jill French - Editor

Freelance copy-editor/proofreader who whas first-class information research skills, experience and passion. Non-native English specialist.

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Overview

I copy-edit and proofread non-fiction including academic texts, memoirs and self-help as well as commerical fiction particularly adventure, crime, mystery, women's fiction and YA.

My professional affiliations include:
● Partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)
Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
History
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Romance
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Publishing Training Centre: Proofreading
  • SfEP Copy-editing Headway
  • Developmental editing
  • Fiction editing

Work experience

Copy-editor and proofreader

Self-employed
May, 2017 – Present (about 2 years)

Communications assistant

Hampshire County Council
January, 2017 – May, 2017 (4 months)

Proofreader

Jacobs
October, 2016 – December, 2016 (2 months)

Information analyst and trainer

Portsmouth and Solent NHS
March, 2005 – December, 2015 (almost 11 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Blind Witness (The Charters' Mysteries)

Vicki Goldie

In 1922 a blind WWI veteran and former intelligence officer attends a weekend with his aristocratic wife and her family at a country house in the New Forest, Hampshire. Fourteen people sit down to dinner on the Friday night; by the end of the weekend there are two murders, an attempted murder and a suicide. This is book one in a series of humorous murder mysteries and introduces young sleuths ... read more

In 1922 a blind WWI veteran and former intelligence officer attends a weekend with his aristocratic wife and her family at a country house in the New Forest, Hampshire. Fourteen people sit down to dinner on the Friday night; by the end of the weekend there are two murders, an attempted murder and a suicide. This is book one in a series of humorous murder mysteries and introduces young sleuths ... read more

Five Years on Pelion, Ten Years at Troy (The Ancient Greece Series)

Will Roberts

Iphitus, prince of Phocis, and Clytius were summoned to join Jason in his quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. He decided to take his two sons, Schedius and Epistrophus, with him to Mount Pelion. Together with Achilles, the princes will train under the supervision of Cheiron while their father was away. Cheiron was an immortal centaur known for his healing abilities and gift of prophecy. He pr... read more

Iphitus, prince of Phocis, and Clytius were summoned to join Jason in his quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. He decided to take his two sons, Schedius and Epistrophus, with him to Mount Pelion. Together with Achilles, the princes will train under the supervision of Cheiron while their father was away. Cheiron was an immortal centaur known for his healing abilities and gift of prophecy. He pr... read more

The Darkest Night

Jesse R. Page

In The Darkest Night of space there is a single world that is the key to the end of war. The Shie are a merciless enemy led by an undefeated and brilliant commander. Their superior numbers and tactics have held the Gillians with one hand, while the other conquers star system after star system. Nothing seems to be able to stop them.The democratic United Gillian Provinces sends their best ship a... read more

In The Darkest Night of space there is a single world that is the key to the end of war. The Shie are a merciless enemy led by an undefeated and brilliant commander. Their superior numbers and tactics have held the Gillians with one hand, while the other conquers star system after star system. Nothing seems to be able to stop them.The democratic United Gillian Provinces sends their best ship a... read more

The Language of Touch: Philosophical Examinations in Linguistics and Haptic Studies

Mirt Komel

Offering an in-depth analysis of the relationship between touch and language through the history of philosophy, this book revitalizes the field of haptic studies, providing new insights into the philosophy of language and ontological nature of touch. The Language of Touch draws together an international team of linguists, anthropologists, and philosophers to demonstrate from a variety of disci... read more

Offering an in-depth analysis of the relationship between touch and language through the history of philosophy, this book revitalizes the field of haptic studies, providing new insights into the philosophy of language and ontological nature of touch. The Language of Touch draws together an international team of linguists, anthropologists, and philosophers to demonstrate from a variety of disci... read more

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