Book coaching, developmental editing, line editing and copyediting for fiction, creative nonfiction and memoir.

Want confidence that your book is ready for your reader? You would like your manuscript to be as good as it can be and in print. You will have spent a long while writing and want your story out with your readers. Get in touch today and tell me about your writing, so I can help you get your book over the line, as I have many other writers, both debut and experienced.

I’m Jill French, an Advanced Professional Member of the CIEP, an experienced, supportive and thorough editor and coach who works with publishers and independent authors of fiction, creative nonfiction and memoir.

Lift your voice and text to the next level

Jill is a phenomenal editor, very thorough, precise, and thoughtful in her approach. She genuinely cared about my story and how best to tell it in a way that’s most easily digestible and engaging for the reader. Jill also responded quickly to every inquiry and cared about doing the best job possible. I highly recommend her, she went above and beyond my expectations!

Aiden Yang, The Spineless Porcupine: Why Our Differences Are Superpowers (2020)

sample of 250+ books edited:

I appreciated Jill’s responsiveness and quick feedback.  Jill’s work is very professional and thorough and that gave me a lot of confidence. It was a real pleasure to work with you. Many thanks for doing such a thorough job. Peter Howard, The Miraculous Music of Clara Martinelli (2020)

Contact Jill

You can also contact by email: jf@jfeditorial.com.

Jill runs jfeditorial from her studio in leafy Hampshire. After a career in education and the NHS, she retrained studying proofreading, copyediting, developmental editing and book coaching. She has worked with many authors, including several award-winning winners.

Since joining the CIEP she has become an Advanced Professional Member, a course tutor and has presented at CIEP annual conferences. An avid reader, passionate about stories in many forms, but when not reading, enjoys swimming and long-distance walks.

Illustrations courtesy of sketchrobin.com

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