Jill French

Jill French - Editor

Dedicated book copyeditor and proofreader working with publishers and independent authors of fiction and creative non-fiction.

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I copyedit and proofread fiction especially crime, fantasy, LGBTQ, thriller, romance and creative non-fiction including memoirs and self-help.
I work to preserve the author's voice whilst catching inconsistencies and errors so that the reader's experience is as good as it can be.

My professional affiliations include:
● Advanced Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders
● Partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)
Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
Fiction
Fantasy
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Thriller & Suspense
Young Adult

Certifications

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

Work experience

Copyeditor and proofreader

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

Portfolio (14 selected works)

The Mirror of Muraro (Nea Fox Book 5)

Amelia Ellis

When the magic mirror of a long forgotten magician is broken in the attic of a London theatre, no one realises what dire consequences the seemingly harmless mishap will have. Soon, inexplicable incidents disturb the theatre's daily operations, and before long, rumours start to spread that the restless soul of a drowned woman had been trapped in the glass of the cursed mirror. While the capital... read more

When the magic mirror of a long forgotten magician is broken in the attic of a London theatre, no one realises what dire consequences the seemingly harmless mishap will have. Soon, inexplicable incidents disturb the theatre's daily operations, and before long, rumours start to spread that the restless soul of a drowned woman had been trapped in the glass of the cursed mirror. While the capital... read more

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

Artolan Slime and The Mystery of The Blue Lady

Lee Verity

Artolan Slime is an ordinary eleven-year-old boy growing up in the sleepy village of Dawnberry - a place still traumatised by a mining tragedy nearly forty years ago.Bullied by Lysander Nettle's gang and seemingly invisible to his odious Geography teacher, Mrs Potovens, Artolan is sceptical of the rumours circulating Dawnberry Academy of the Blue Lady - the ghost of a former teacher believed t... read more

Artolan Slime is an ordinary eleven-year-old boy growing up in the sleepy village of Dawnberry - a place still traumatised by a mining tragedy nearly forty years ago.Bullied by Lysander Nettle's gang and seemingly invisible to his odious Geography teacher, Mrs Potovens, Artolan is sceptical of the rumours circulating Dawnberry Academy of the Blue Lady - the ghost of a former teacher believed t... 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

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

Scotland's Other Royal Family

Linda Lennen

They had not always been on the right side of the law and they had their own code of conduct. Gallant deeds of love and acts of bravery as well as bloody battles, banquets, pillage, murders and hangings are all woven into this rich history of the Borders.Scotland’s Other Royal Family is an important chronicling of the Gypsy Royals history. It reveals, both affectionately and sympathetically, t... read more

They had not always been on the right side of the law and they had their own code of conduct. Gallant deeds of love and acts of bravery as well as bloody battles, banquets, pillage, murders and hangings are all woven into this rich history of the Borders.Scotland’s Other Royal Family is an important chronicling of the Gypsy Royals history. It reveals, both affectionately and sympathetically, t... 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

A Great Deal of Ruin: Financial Crises since 1929

James Gerber

A Great Deal of Ruin provides an accessible introduction to the enduring problem of financial crises. Illustrated with historical analysis, case studies, and clear economic concepts, this book explains in three parts what financial crises are, how they are caused and what we can learn from them. It begins with a taxonomy of crises and a list of factors that increase the risk for countries expe... read more

A Great Deal of Ruin provides an accessible introduction to the enduring problem of financial crises. Illustrated with historical analysis, case studies, and clear economic concepts, this book explains in three parts what financial crises are, how they are caused and what we can learn from them. It begins with a taxonomy of crises and a list of factors that increase the risk for countries expe... read more

Euripides: Children of Heracles (Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy)

Florence Yoon

This book is an accessible guide through the many twists and turns of Euripides' Children of Heracles, providing several frameworks through which to understand and appreciate the play. Children of Heracles follows the fortunes of Heracles' family after his death. Euripides confronts characters and audience alike with an extraordinary series of plot twists and ethical challenges as the persecut... read more

This book is an accessible guide through the many twists and turns of Euripides' Children of Heracles, providing several frameworks through which to understand and appreciate the play. Children of Heracles follows the fortunes of Heracles' family after his death. Euripides confronts characters and audience alike with an extraordinary series of plot twists and ethical challenges as the persecut... read more

Jill has 2 reviews

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Mark DeNome
My manuscript was long and challenging. Jill did an exceptional job and provided clear edits five days early.

Mark DeNome, October 2019


Jack Hummey
Jill did a great job on the first book I gave to her for copy editing. She did not only correct my English mistakes and typos, she also made suggestions about certain choice of words. She is very reactive and very precise in her communications, which is also very helpful. The best way to show that I'm satisfied is to mention that I will trust her with my next books.

Jack Hummey, September 2019

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