Biography

Jane first came to Wales in 1995, as a seasonal assistant for the Youth Hostel Association in Snowdonia, walking in the mountains and writing in her spare time. She now lives and works on the west coast in Aberystwyth, as a nature writer and freelance editor, with over fifteen years’ experience in publishing.

With a BA degree in Classics from Oxford University and an MA in International Human Rights from the University of Essex, she went on to work as the publicity officer at Schumacher College, an international centre for ecological studies, based in Devon. Named after E.F. Schmumacher, the College’s holistic philosophy and practice are strong influences on Jane’s writing about the Welsh landscape and the natural environment closest to her home.

Her essays, contributions to travel journals and book reviews have appeared in numerous publications including  Resurgence & Ecologist, New Welsh Reader, LandLines, BBC History and Countryfile, The Great Outdoors, LandScape and The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain.

As an editor, she welcomes enquiries from both new and established authors, particularly with a strong interest in writing on nature, food and travel. As well as offering her skills and experience to individual authors, she has developed successful creative partnerships with publishers over a number of years, copy-editing and proofreading both non-fiction and fiction. Please read more about her editorial services and clients, and contact Jane by email for further information.

EDITORIAL SERVICES

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from standard proofreading to copy-editing and substantial editing, as well as project management and assessments of unpublished manuscripts.

Editorial rates: £21 – £30 per hour.
Full quotes are offered based on a sample of text (average 1000 words) provided by clients prior to any work commenced.

CLIENTS

Clients include: Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, The Welsh Books Council/Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru, Literature Wales/LLenyddiaeth Cymru, Little Toller Books, Wild Things Publishing, Y Lolfa, Honno, Carreg Gwalch and Duncan Gough (travel writer).  Jane was also the editor of In Her Element, an anthology of women’s writing on the Welsh landscape (Honno, 2008) launched at the Hay Festival and serialised on BBC Radio 4.

WRITING

Selected essays and articles

Selected book reviews