The Top 5%

We select only the best English editors and proofreaders
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As a network, we’ve developed a rigorous screening and testing process to identify the best English editors. We’re native English editors and proofreaders, and we look for great problem solvers with an eye for detail, a flair for writing and expertise in their fields; they are the type of people we want to work with ourselves.

Of the hundreds of applications bridger-jones receives each month, typically fewer than 5% are accepted.

We take the stress out of finding top quality freelancers for your editing and proofreading projects. We have already found them using the most rigorous screening process in the industry.


The Bridger Jones English editors and the screening and recruitment process

Initial testing

All potential English editors take an initial English editing and proofreading test. This test is timed and consists of multiple short editing tasks, English grammar exercises and logical reasoning tests.

Project test

Each candidate is assigned the same 1200 word test project to see how they cope with common ESL writer errors. The project tests competence, thoroughness, professionalism, and the ability to provide constructive criticism through comments.


If candidates pass the initial test and the project test, the third step in the screening process is a comprehensive language, personality, and communication interview. Candidates must be native English speakers and writers, and have extensive editing and proofreading experience  We also probe into personality, looking for passionate and driven individuals who are hands-on and fully engaged in their work. All certifications and qualifications are verified.

Continued excellence

Our editors undergo continuous quality checking as all projects pass through the bridger-jones office for final checking before they are returned to clients.

The result

Fewer than 5% of candidates are accepted, guaranteeing you the very best native English editors and proofreaders.

This Week’s Featured English Editors


After a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of London, Joelle moved into science communication and administration. She worked for 10 years for the UK Government’s Food Standards Agency, where (amongst other things) she developed and managed a world leading programme of scientific research on food allergy and immunology.


A graduate in Literature and Film from the University of Warwick, Matt has been proofreading professionally for over three years, mainly for ESL authors. Fiction is his forte (both editing and writing), along with any text relating to law, history, sociology, or any humanities subject. 


Fiona holds a BSc in Agricultural Science, an MSc in Clinical Embryology and a PhD in aspects of veterinary reproduction. She has recently worked as a clinical embryologist and andrologist and during her research years became involved in aspects of conservation in Africa.

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