With over twenty years of experience in the book business (as a literary agent, a publisher and an author), Jennifer Barclay loves the creative process of helping writers make their work better and more marketable. Working with both publishers and authors, Jennifer Barclay Books can provide structural and developmental editing, ghost-writing, copy-editing, proof-reading, project management, one-on-one workshops or honest and constructive appraisals to help authors get where they want to be. The editorial consultancy service is flexible to meet each client’s needs.

‘She gave me guidance on the continuity of story lines, the development of characters and clarity of some of my descriptions… Her input was brilliant.’ – Anna Hughes, author of Eat, Sleep, Cycle

‘Not only does she have a keen eye for the usual grammar and punctuation, but she is also full of suggestions and ideas to help bring the best out of any writer. I found her a genius at cutting down my word count so that I barely noticed it had been done and great at motivating me from start to finish. I can’t recommend her enough.’ – Phoebe Smith, Extreme Sleeps

‘Jennifer Barclay is a professional, experienced and compassionate editor. Her insight and guidance significantly improved the quality of my writing.’ – Judy Rae Merhar

‘When my literary agent sent a number of publishers a MS of my awful second book, it was summarily rejected by all… I considered never writing again. But it was Jennifer Barclay who saw a glint of something hopeful within those words… Jen’s encouragement and kind words pushed me on to finish the next book, and under her editorial guidance it was soon commissioned…’ – Charlie Carroll, author of No Fixed Abode and The Friendship Highway

‘Jen has a sharp eye for detail and this was of great value when proofreading for us. Her knowledge and experience of the industry means that any task she undertakes is in safe hands.’ – Lauren Parsons, Legend Press and Paperbooks

‘This book began with a very speculative email… Without her encouragement and guidance, it would never have been written.’ – Miranda Emmerson, Fragrant Heart

‘… honest, encouraging, patient… skilled, passionate and gifted – Tom Anderson, author of Riding the Magic Carpet and Grey Skies, Green Waves


Beastly Journeys, Roam Alone, To Oldly Go, The Irresponsible Traveller – anthology series
The Urban Circus Catriona Rainsford
In Search of Sisu Geordie Stewart
Headhunter Miles Campbell
Northern Soles: A Coast to Coast Walk Steve Ankers
A Siberian Winter’s Tale Helen Lloyd
Prunes for Breakfast, Dog Days in the Fortunate Islands – John Searancke
Crete: A Notebook, Hidden Crete, More Hidden Crete – Richard Clark
Eat Sleep Cycle Anna Hughes
Fragrant Heart Miranda Emmerson
A Short Ride in the Jungle Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent
The Ribbons are for Fearlessness Catrina Davies
Alone in Antarctica Felicity Aston
Love with a Chance of Drowning Torre DeRoche
The Teardrop Island Cherry Briggs
L’Amour Actually Melanie Jones
Canoeing the Congo Phil Harwood
Extreme Sleeps Phoebe Smith
Head Over Heels in France Samantha Brick
A Bull on the Beach, Goats from a Small Island, A Lizard in my Luggage – Anna Nicholas
Walking the County High Points of England David Bathurst
Grape Expectations Caro Feely
A Horse in the Bathroom Derek J. Taylor
Ten Trees and a Truffle Dog Jamie Ivey
The Hairy Hikers David Le Vay
Are We Nearly There Yet? Ben Hatch
One Steppe Beyond Thom Wheeler
Tales from the Fast Trains, To Hull and Back, A Tourist in the Arab Spring – Tom Chesshyre
Bonnes Vacances! Rosie Millard
Too Narrow to Swing a Cat, One Man and a Narrowboat, Narrowboat Nomads – Steve Haywood
To Prussia With Love, A Year in the Scheisse – Roger Boyes
A Dip in the Ocean Sarah Outen
Toute Allure, Tout Sweet – Karen Wheeler
Twitchhiker Paul Smith
Mission Mongolia David Treanor
Grey Skies, Green Waves Tom Anderson
Live Fast, Die Young Chris Price & Joe Harland
African Brew-Ha-Ha Alan Whelan
An Apple a Day Emma Woolf
Understanding and Dealing with Dementia Keith Souter
50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Your Fertility/ Stress – Wendy Green
My Life as a Hooker Steven Gauge
Dash: Bitch of the Year Andrew Dilger
Twenty Wagging Tales Barrie Hawkins
The Deranged Book for Old-Timers Marcus Waring
Beer O’Clock Jane Peyton
Keep on Running, A Portsmouth Miscellany, A Winchester Miscellany – Phil Hewitt
The Single Girl’s Guide Imogen Lloyd Webber
Passport to Hell Terry Daniels
From A to Bee James Dearsley
World’s Most Dangerous Jobs Paula Reid
Water Inc. Varda Burstyn
Unfeeling Ian Holding