I have a degree in English and have worked as a proofreader and copy-editor since 2004. I am a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. I specialise in dissertations and theses, academic papers and books. I work in higher education alongside the business, and  have done since 2002. I also teach at university level and travel to PR China annually to teach talented students hoping to study at British Russell Group universities.

Proofreading and copy-editing: every error in spelling, grammar and format is corrected, and (if requested) I also provide a detailed report with suggestions on how to address any recurring mistakes, as well as improving structure and tone. I will then work with you to improve your work as much as possible before submission/publication.

UCAS applications: I advise students writing their UCAS forms or preparing for an Oxbridge interview, and teachers and parents supporting students in these tasks. I am sufficiently good at this to be flown out to PR China every summer to work with students there. For British students, parents and staff, I can help write and edit Personal Statements, choose courses and universities, and conduct practice interviews, as well as preparing students for the other rigours of university life.

Teaching: I offer teaching in study skills at the University of Bristol on the Foundation Year in Humanities and the part-time BA in English Literature and Community Engagement. In 2017-8, I will also be convening the dissertation unit for the Foundation Year.

Writing: you can find my blog on words, writing and education in its various forms at thefilthycomma.wordpress.com.

For more information or to book me for a job, please use the ‘Contact Jess‘ page above.

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