Jonathan Campion

Jonathan Campion – Editor

Experienced, affordable and friendly. I specialise in books on mental health and wellbeing, memoirs, and fiction by self-published authors.

Overview

I am a book editor and proofreader based in Norwich, England. I often proofread writing by new authors looking either to self-publish, or to pitch a book to publishers for the first time.

The genre I work with most often is positive psychology: books that give guidance on improving mental health and wellbeing. In 2022 I edited titles about improving professional skills, recovering from abuse, overcoming trauma, coping with loss, business and leadership.

My recent projects also include two autobiographies, both of which touched upon European history and politics, and three fiction novels.

I enjoy perfecting texts written by non-native English speakers. Starting my career in 2007 at international companies, for eight years I worked with colleagues whose mother tongues included German, French, Ukrainian, Russian, Turkish and Bulgarian. As a freelance editor since 2018 I have edited writing by authors from Great Britain, the United States, the Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine, Belgium, Sweden and Russia.

I am a writer myself. My writing about travel, culture, food & drink and sport has been published in five books, and I have been a features writer for a variety of magazines. Having had my own writing changed by editors for the last 15 years – and having not always taken their feedback gracefully! – I make sure to always make changes respectfully and reasonably.
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Contemporary Fiction Cultural & Ethnic Short Story
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Health & Wellbeing History
Languages
English (UK)
Awards
  • Certificate of appreciation from the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the United Kingdom, for my work with Kazakhstan

Work experience

Jonathan C.

Sep, 2018 — Present

I am a book editor and proofreader based in Norwich, England. I often proofread writing by new authors, looking either to self-publish, or to pitch a book to publishers for the first time.

The genre I work with most often is positive psychology: books that give guidance on improving mental health and wellbeing. In 2022 I edited titles about improving professional skills, recovering from abuse, overcoming trauma, and coping with loss.

My recent projects also include two memoirs, both of which touched upon European history and politics, and three fiction novels.

Adam Smith Conferences (Informa Plc)

Jan, 2011 — Oct, 2015 (over 4 years)

Freelance

Jan, 2010 — Present

Full-time freelance editor since 2018.

Beiten Burkhardt Law Firm

Aug, 2009 — Aug, 2010 (about 1 year)

Volkov and Partners Law Firm

Sep, 2007 — Aug, 2009 (almost 2 years)

Jonathan has 17 reviews

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Paress K.

Paress K.

Jul, 2023

I was attracted to Jonathan's profile as he was welcoming manuscripts whitten in English from non native authors like myself. He has copy edited my work and presented it back to me , now in another level. I would work with him again.
Jens L.

Jens L.

Mar, 2023

Absolute perfect collaboration. Very good value for money. I received a super proofread of my book, at a very detailed level. Supplemented by good extra comments. Would definitely use him again
Peter B.

Peter B.

Feb, 2023

Jonathan was a pleasure to work with. Very professional and great work. Would hire again.
Julie T.

Julie T.

Feb, 2023

I have enjoyed working with Jonathan with my first book, 'The Great Burnout' he was able to give me honest feedback and guidance with my first draft.
Jennifer F.

Jennifer F.

Aug, 2022

Jonathan understood what I was trying to achieve with my book which addressed some complex issues. When I get into the flow of creativity I tend to let that burn through without being a stickler for punctuation and tenses. Particularly when switching back and forth between standard English and Jamaican dialect where the sentence structure is different. Jonathan's editing improved what I had wr...
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