Hello, I'm Janet, an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). Do you need help polishing your work and getting your message across clearly to your chosen audience? I can assist you with that: contact me.
Clarity and elegance are vital to successful authors, be they individuals or large organizations. I can help you with that too: contact me.
As an experienced communications professional, specializing in editing (at all levels, including rewriting) business, academic, non-fiction, and education texts, I can help you with your writing.
Having been a litigation lawyer for 20 years in my past career, my specialist topic is law and all connected fields. My clients include publishers, academics, law firms, international development agencies, think tanks, government departments, professional services firms.
In addition, I can assist you with editing and proofreading in the social sciences, humanities, business and education fields. Books, articles, conference papers, reports, RFPs, white papers, secondary and college texts, commentaries, reviews, position papers, book reviews, research reports, blog posts, capability papers, and doctoral theses and dissertations are all within my scope. Academic presses, academics, researchers, education publishers, doctoral students, NGOs, international development agencies, think tanks, government departments and quangos, and international professional services firms are among my clients.
Are you a multilingual author? If so, I can help you too, given my extensive experience helping many multilingual authors.
My attention to detail is exemplary and I particularly enjoy communicating with authors. Being a team player and going the extra mile are characteristics that I'm know for.
I believe in the importance of mentorship in the profession and have mentored other editors and proofreaders, both formally and informally. Teaching at Queen's University, Professional Studies, Faculty of Education (Professional Editing Standards Certificate) continued of my commitment to mentorship and to continuing professional development.
I am a member of the international editorial collective Editing Globally a group of experienced editorial professionals who provide seamless and editorial services to clients worldwide.
My colleagues and I are open to teaching, leading sessions at conferences and mentoring. Also, I enjoy talking to groups, be they large or small, about editing, proofreading, and the publishing industry generally.
'Within hours of beginning my search for someone who would meet my needs for professionalism, expertise and availability at short notice, the name of Janet MacMillan, was presented without hesitation by her peers. I am delighted to recommend Janet’s work, which was delivered without fuss, with good humour, and with perfect timing.'
Dr Peter Doran, School of Law, Queens University Belfast
'I’ve been a professional editor for over 20 years and have often suggested that potential clients hire Janet, as her reputation precedes her. So when it came to hiring someone to edit my own writing, I thought of her immediately. Her logic and excellent good sense has improved my writing immensely. I can see why clients love her!
Emily Gibson, Director, Corbas Consulting Ltd