Jacett Publications Blog

Farewell to a Legend

My latest completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was a picture album dedicated to the last decade of service to the various London bus companies by the legendary Routemaster bus. Author Matthew Wharmby has drawn together a superb selection of photographs from his collection, which give a comprehensive record of these mighty machines […]

Heroes of Motorsport

My latest completed proofread for Pen & Sword Books was something a little different from my normal ‘beat’, the title being Motorsport’s Military Heroes,┬áthe manuscript being made up of mini-biographies of motor racing drivers of the past who had either received bravery awards or served with the military forces of their respective nations. The author […]

GWR Castles (PT2)

My latest completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was the second volume of what is planned to be a three-book set about the classic ‘Castle’ class steam locomotives of the Great Western Railway (GWR). (I had previously carried out a similar proofreading project on Volume One.) Author David Maidment has written a superb […]

Discovering Old Cars

My latest completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was something a little different from my normal subject matters, the title being ‘Discovering Lost Automobiles and their Stories’. Written by motoring journalist Michael Ware, the manuscript is made up of many different stories about what is known in the historical car world as ‘barn […]

The Mighty GWR Castles

My latest completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was the first part of what is planned to be a trilogy tracing the life and times of the Great Western Railway’s ‘Castle’ class of steam locomotive. The book is written by David Maidment, and covers the story of the Castles from the debut of […]

Understanding the NHS

My latest completed proofread for Pen & Sword Books was a manuscript entitled ‘Understanding the NHS’. Written by Doctor Andy Stein, the book sets out to make sense of how the NHS is organised, a task which it does well. Dr Stein has, in my opinion, done a remarkable job in pulling together a huge […]

Darting Around

My latest proofreading project, which I completed earlier today (23.1.22) for Pen & Sword Books, was a history of the single-deck Dennis Dart family of buses, vehicles which served with various London-based bus companies from the end of the 1980s almost to the time of writing. Author David Beddall has created a most comprehensive account […]

A Revolution

My latest completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was a most interesting manuscript on the ‘Railways of London Docklands’, this being a history of the planning and construction of the three railway routes that were (or will be) crucial in the developments that took place from the 1980s onwards in the former London […]

South Wales Railways Gallery

My latest completed proofreading project was yet another title on a Welsh railway subject, this time the focus being on South and Central Wales and the local coal industry in its pomp. Entitled South Wales Railways Gallery, this was a picture book, the illustrations being drawn from many sources and showing not only how large […]

Return to London

I recently worked on a proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books entitled Maritime London. My latest project took in the companion volume, London’s Transport from Roman Times to the Present Day. Both books were written by Anthony Burton, and the new work simplifies what is an enormous subject, the development of land transport in […]