About me

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I'm Jenny Williamson, a freelance proofreader, copyeditor and writer based in London.

What I do

I help my clients publish work they know they can feel confident in. I focus on the language so that you can focus on the stories you want to tell!

I've completed a range of projects, including proofreading group financial statements; writing guidelines on inclusive swing dancing; and bid writing and editing.

My qualifications

I've taken industry-standard training from the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading on proofreading and copyediting.

As well as being a qualified chartered accountant (ACA), I have a bachelor's degree in law, a master's degree in management and a postgraduate diploma in public management (with a focus on public policy).

I'm endlessly curious and love working with a range of subjects.

My background

Although I've always surrounded myself with books, I haven't always worked with words. 

Before I changed careers, I went on a roundabout tour to understand the world in an array of ways. This took me through the academic worlds of law and management and into the professional world as a chartered accountant. I began my career as an auditor, working with organisations of all types and sizes across a range of sectors.

I later moved into international development, and learned a huge amount about charity finance, governance, grant-making, fundraising and programme design.

But I always loved language! My enthusiasm for writing and editing briefing papers and processes notes was boundless. I worked on commercial narratives for bids and proofread financial statements. I checked all manner of documents for colleagues.

Finally, I realised that this was what I really loved! 

Find out more

For full details of my background, check out my LinkedIn page