Jutta Mackwell

Jutta Mackwell – Editor

Experienced development editor, copy editor and writer, specialising in business, technology and professional/career development.


I'm a development editor, copy editor and writer, specialising in non-fiction publishing in business, technology and professional development.

My strengths lie in developing and structuring materials and ensuring consistency and clarity throughout. I'm passionate about helping authors communicate their experience, knowledge and expertise clearly and authoritatively to their readers.

I work collaboratively, knowing that it's my job to enhance your voice rather than change it or impose mine. No matter whether you're unsure as to how to get started or need someone to simply sense-check the structure and style of your writing, my aim is to provide support and expert guidance along the way.
Business & Management Career Guides Computers & Internet Education & Reference Technology
Contemporary Fiction
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Practical Action Publishing

Apr, 2022 — Present

- Commissioning and developing the company's book portfolio
- Working with authors throughout the writing stage
- Editorial project management
- Copyediting and proofreading


Mar, 2021 — Mar, 2022 (about 1 year)

- Editorial project management and content development for academic textbooks and digital courses
- Supporting authors throughout the writing stage
- Copyediting and proofreading


Aug, 2020 — Present

- Editorial project management
- Writing book and article summaries and reviews in business, politics and science
- Content development
- Copyediting and proofreading

Institute of Directors

Mar, 2018 — Aug, 2020 (over 2 years)

- Developed training courses and materials for board-level courses in governance, leadership, strategy and finance (face-to-face and virtual)
- Copyedited and proofread course materials (handbooks, slide decks and worksheets) and CPD content (articles and opinion pieces)


Jul, 2016 — Mar, 2018 (over 1 year)

Editorial project management, copy editing, content development and writing. Clients included BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT; getAbstract; Bear Press Ltd.; Samaritan’s Purse; and individual authors.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Apr, 2009 — Feb, 2015 (almost 6 years)

- Working with authors around conception, structure and writing of their books
- Commissioning books
- Book reviews
- Copy editing, proofreading and writing for ITNOW
- Editor of IT Training, a learning and development print magazine

Jutta has 1 review





Frank W.

Frank W.

Jun, 2023

Jutta provided detailed, thoughtful, and actionable input for my book outline. Thank you!

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