Jacett Publications Blog

The Southern After Steam

I have just finished a further railway proofread on behalf of Pen & Sword Books, this latest project being a railway picture book taking an overview of the Southern Region of British Railways from 1960 to 1988, and looking at the Region’s vast fleet of multiple units, both diesel and electric, together with the diesel […]

Planes, trains and … buses!

I have continued to be busy with my various proofreading projects, as usual covering a miscellany of subjects. All of these projects were done on behalf of Pen & Sword Books. First off the blocks was a manuscript that looked at the subject of the Allied bombing offensive against Germany during the Second World War. […]

Looking back in history

I have recently completed a further two proofreading projects, both for Pen & Sword Books, on two contrasting periods of history. The first was an oral history entitled Hitler’s Germany. This manuscript drew on interviews with people who lived in Germany from 1912 until 1945. I found it a very powerful and moving work, one of the […]

Remembering the ‘old’ railway

My two most recent completed proofreading projects have both been for Pen & Sword Books and have looked at contrasting subjects to do with the ‘old’ domestic railway system. The first of these was about the ‘Grange’ class of steam locomotive, which first appeared on the Great Western Railway in 1936. They have been the […]

Recent proofreading projects on contrasting subjects

Recently I have been busy with three proofreading projects, spanning two totally different subjects. The first of these was for Pen & Sword and was an account of the American Apollo 11 Space Mission of July 1969 – the first time that man walked on the moon. What was different about this manuscript was that […]

New Aviation Proofreading Project

I have just completed a new proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books, this one being an aviation subject. The manuscript worked on was the autobiography of a British pilot who flew for almost fifty years, starting in the RAF and then for various civil airlines. What was different about this project was that for […]

New Year and Newly Finished Proofreading Project

The New Year has got off to a busy start as regards proofreading work for Pen & Sword Books. Following my recent project on Disability in the Tudor Age, I have returned to a more familiar subject for my next job, this being a manuscript about the former Great Eastern Railway’s lines in South Essex. […]

Disability and the Tudors

I have just completed a new proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books. The subject was the treatment of disabled people during the time of the Tudors in England, in particular Henry VIII. My knowledge of this era of history is sketchy, but, as with my earlier proofread on Oliver Cromwell, I learnt a great […]

Southern Railway Proofreading Project

I have just finished a new proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books, this one being on the subject of those steam locomotives, utilising a 4-4-0 wheel arrangement, which were designed by Richard Maunsell, former Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Southern Railway. These engines were a line of development, culminating in the Schools class, which […]

Contrasting proofreading projects

Recently I have been busy working on two proofreading projects, both of which have been for Pen & Sword Books, and both of which have been on contrasting subject matters. The first of these was entitled The Food Bible. This was an updated version of a book which has been previously published on a number […]