About the editor

Access Editing is Jane Aylen AE.profile pic 2

I work with writers to present their stories, ideas and arguments
in the best way possible.

I’m usually at my desk, in a sunny corner of my home office in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia. When I’m not, I’m usually not far away – it’s very lovely here. I volunteer, bushwalk, play ukelele, hang out with drummers, book clubbers and neighbours, and drink far too many pots of tea.

I work with academics, students, large and small organisations, bloggers and publishers. And I get a real kick out of helping ESL writers get their message across.

Qualifications and education

  • Accredited Editor of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) in Australia
  • Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)
  • Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management
  • 8th IPEd National Editors Conference, ‘Advancing our Profession’
  • Professional member, Institute of Professional Editors
  • Professional member, Canberra Society of Editors


  • Editor and publications professional with more than 18 years experience
  • Commonwealth Hansard
  • Faculty of Business, Government and Law at the University of Canberra
  • Preferred provider at Australian universities and research organisations


  • PhD and Master’s theses
  • Articles and essays for academic journals
  • Research reports
  • Grant proposals
  • Annual reports for government departments and agencies
  • Technical manuals, handbooks, how-to guides, lesson plans, style guides
  • Promotional material


English as a second language

I work with ESL writers, including students. Together, we’ll ensure your meaning is cutting through, and that your work is professionally presented. When you’ve worked hard on your research, and you’re confident of your argument, a good edit will ensure your ideas shine.


Language moves with the times. I know the rules, and I feel quite okay about breaking them.


Access Editing ensures your writing speaks to its complete audience. I use language that is unbiased and non-discriminatory, so you don’t leave anyone out.

Writer’s voice

Good proofreading and editing keeps the author’s voice intact.

I don’t make editing changes for personal preference. Authoritative guides back up my decisions, such as the Macquarie Dictionary, the Style Manual: for Authors, Editors and Printers (the Commonwealth style guide) or your house style guide, and Fowler’s Modern English Usage.

I love a chat. Contact me on 0412 286 677 or jane@accessediting.com.au

To read more about how my editing services can help you, see 10 signs you should invest in editing.