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Getting into Proofreading & Editing


Online Event via Zoom

Wednesday, 30th March at 12:00 – 12:45 GMT


Have you got great attention to detail? A good grasp of grammar, spelling and punctuation? Then proofreading and editing might be the career choice for you.


Join Jessica Brown, RAF veteran and now owner of a successful freelance editorial business, and discover how she went from combat boots to proofreading!



About Jessica

After serving for over 13 years in the Royal Air Force, deploying on operations both overseas and on home soil, Jessica found that her transient lifestyle wasn’t compatible with young family life.

She realised that to give her children stability and herself the freedom she needed, it was time to take her career in a different direction.


So, she swapped her combat boots for copyediting, and her freelance editorial business was born.

Specialising in editing for self-publishing authors of personal development, wellbeing and spirituality books, Jessica has worked on over fifty publications for publishing houses and independent writers, including her biggest claim to fame: proofreading texts by Cressida Cowell and Quentin Blake.


Jessica understands the challenges that come with starting a new business in the editing industry, which is why she has also set up an online community, Editpreneurs, to connect, inspire and support fledgling editors and proofreaders to build thriving businesses that fit around their busy lives.

Besides her Oxford Manual of Style and an extensive stationery stash (Who doesn’t love a pastel highlighter?), Jessica’s daily weapons of choice are liquid eyeliner, yoga and really good coffee.


The Agenda

  • About me & my journey into proofreading & editing

  • Why this is a great career choice for military spouses

  • Could you be a proofreader? Looking at the skills you need.

  • Routes into proofreading - types of & training options

  • How to get started – finding clients, what to charge & set up

  • Recommended Resources

  • Question Time


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