Jacett Publications Blog

Croydon Tramlink

I have today completed a new proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books, this one being about the history of the Croydon Tramlink. The manuscript covered the conception, building and operation of this fascinating system. Chapters were also given over to topics such as the unfortunate accident in 2016 at Sandilands, and, on a happier […]

Vintage Buses

I have today completed a further proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books, this one being about the history of the Reliance Bus Company, a family-run business that was located close to Newbury, in Berkshire. Rather than being a look at the vehicles used, the history concentrated on the owners and a cross-section of company […]

Trams and Trains

Recently I have completed a further two proofreading projects for Pen and Sword Books, both of which were on transport subjects. The first of these was a picture book about the famous ‘Feltham’ trams, originally built for service in London between the two world wars. When the first examples appeared in the late 1920s, they […]

Llanelly West to Carmarthen

I have today completed a new proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books, this one a pictorial album about the section of railway line between Llanelly West and Carmarthen. According to the author, this book is to be the first of a series about the railways in this part of Wales. Although only a short […]

In Complete Contrast

My recent proofreading activity highlights, once again, that I seem to be working on a wider variety of subjects. The first of these projects was a railway one, this being a picture book covering the subject of freight trains on the domestic railway system from 1950 to 2018. The location covered was the North of […]

Something completely different

My usual proofreading work can be, mostly, divided into the subjects of transport, military or history. In total contrast, my most recent project was a guide on the subject of architecture in Rome. Looking at the format of the proof, the book looks like it will be an A5-sized production, the sort that goes into […]

A busy time

Since my last entry, I have been very busy, with yet more railway proofreading projects. My three most recent projects have all been for different companies, a small sort of victory as I aim to grow my customer base. The first of these was for a new customer, Mortons Media, who found my services via […]

Return to Wales

Having recently worked on a proofread for Pen & Sword Books about the narrow gauge Corris Railway, based in mid-Wales, for my latest project, again for Pen & Sword, I oversaw another Welsh railway subject, this one a picture book about the former Cambrian Railways, an independent company until 1922, when it was taken over […]

Transports of Delight

I have continued to be busy with a number of different proofreading projects, all of which have been completed since my last blog. The first of these was a railway picture album completed on behalf of Pen & Sword Books, this one being one man’s photographic journey across the Eastern and London Midland Regions of […]

British Works Trams

I have finished a further proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books, this one being a picture book about British Works Trams. Works Trams were tram-type vehicles that carried out supporting functions on the former tramway networks, such as snow clearance and maintenance work, doing a vital role in keeping their systems running. Unsung heroes […]