Is your writing problematic? I can help!

I have a degree in English and have worked as a proofreader and copy-editor since 2004. I'm an associate of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, and I specialise in Masters dissertations, PhD theses, academic papers and books. I worked in UK higher education for a decade and went completely freelance in 2011. I travel to PR China regularly to work with talented Chinese students hoping to study for their degrees in the UK.  My aim is to help you to get the most out of your writing.

I am based in Somerset and worked at the University of Bristol for many years. I work for students, academics and customers of all kinds. I offer a range of services, including proofreading, copy-editing, teaching, writing, research support and UCAS advice.


I got married in April 2014, and have changed my surname (which used to be Dunton). I have, therefore, also changed the name of the business and you can find it here at thefilthycomma (see also my blog of the same name) or contact me directly via the contact Jess form. The business remains otherwise the same - I have only changed the name!