Jane is a non-fiction writer and editor with over fifteen years’ experience working in publishing. She first came to North Wales in 1995 as a seasonal assistant for the Youth Hostel Association walking in the mountains and writing in her spare time. Settling on the coast in Aberystwyth in 2004, she joined Honno, Welsh Women’s Press promoting their Classics Series, before going freelance in 2008. Whilst at Honno she edited one of the first collections of women’s contemporary writing on nature in Britain, In Her Element,  launched at the Hay Festival and serialized on BBC Radio 4.

With a BA degree in Classics from Oxford University and an MA in International Human Rights from the University of Essex, Jane went on to work at Schumacher College, an international centre for ecological studies, where she developed her special interest in writing on nature and our relationship with the more-than-human world. Named after E.F. Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful, the college’s holistic philosophy and practice are at the heart of her writing.

Her essays, travel articles and book reviews have appeared in numerous publications including Resurgence & Ecologist, New Welsh ReviewLandLines, BBC History and BBC CountryfileThe Great Outdoors, LandScape magazine, The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain and On this Mountain: Essays on Ten Welsh Mountains.


Selected essays and articles

Selected book reviews


Jane’s portfolio focuses primarily on literary non-fiction with special interests in nature, social, economic and cultural history, local, seasonal food and slow travel. She offers a range of editorial services from standard proofreading to copy-editing and substantial editing, as well as project management and critical assessments of unpublished manuscripts.

Jane has developed successful creative partnerships with numerous organisations, publishers and individual authors over the years including: The Books Council of Wales/Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru, Literature Wales/LLenyddiaeth Cymru, Resurgence & EcologistLittle Toller BooksWild Things Publishing, Y Lolfa, Honno, Carreg Gwalch, Atebol and Duncan Gough (travel writer).

Having worked with Jane for many years I have great respect for her and appreciation of her skills, approach and work ethic, not to mention her warm personality. She consistently achieves good results and delivers all expectations and I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Satish Kumar

Resurgence & Ecologist magazine and Schumacher College, International Centre for Ecological Studies

It’s been wonderful to work with you. Your knowledge, insightful comments and attention to detail are all of the highest standard. Your friendly and helpful approach did not go unnoticed and it made working with you so easy and enjoyable. Thank you!

Rachel Lloyd


I worked with Jane on one specific project for a short period of time and realised immediately that she was a pleasure to work with. Professional, efficient, with attention to detail, and so friendly in all my dealings with her – I would certainly recommend her without any reservations.

Gwenan Creunant

the James Pantyfedwen Foundation