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This privacy policy was last updated on 18th February 2019.

I am a registered sole trader operating as Jess Lawrence. I offer copyediting and proofreading services to authors and businesses.

This policy describes how I protect and make use of the information that you give me via this website. If you are asked to provide information, it will only be used in ways stated in this policy.

Why do I collect data from you?
I gather and use certain information about you to:


  • respond to your requests for information

  • provide quotes for projects

  • allow me to contact you during a project

  • enable certain functions on this website

  • better understand how visitors use this website

What information do I collect?
The following is the minimal information that I will collect from you:

  • name

  • email address

  • information regarding your enquiry/request for a quote

How do I use this data?
The data that I collect is used as follows:

  • For my internal accounting processes and so that I am compliant with my tax authority (HMRC) if it requests an audit.

  • To contact you in response to your enquiry or quote.

  • To record your agreement to the terms and conditions of my editorial services.

I will never use this data for marketing or promotion purposes without receiving your explicit permission in writing first, or unless you have signed up for notifications. 

How do I use cookies?
A cookie is a tiny piece of data stored on your computer by a web browser. It allows my website to remember you when you return to the site and view different pages.

I only use cookies for web analytics, specifically:


  • Google Analytics

I do not gain access to your computer or any files by using cookies. I also do not gain access to any information that you choose not to share with me.

How do I collect your personal data?
I collect and store minimal information via the following forms:


  • Contact form (via Wix)

  • Blog signup (via Wix)

  • Email (via Wix)

I will never lease, distribute or sell your information to third parties unless you give me written permission to do so, or I am required to do so by law.

You can ask me to remove your data from Wix at any time. If you have any questions or requests for modification or removal of your data, you are welcome to email me at or write to me at Jess Lawrence, 88 Selwood Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3BP.

How do I store your personal data?
The minimal information I collect is stored on the following data servers:


  • Wix. This is my website host. It is password-protected and has SSL-certification (https) to provide an additional layer of security. You can access Wix privacy policy here.

  • Google Drive. This is my cloud-based file management system accessed via my password-protected computer. You can access Google Drive's privacy policy here.​

How long do I keep your data for?
Because many of my customers and clients work with me more than once, I do not delete data unless specifically requested to do so.


  • HMRC requires me to keep records for 'at least 5 years after the 31 January submission deadline of the relevant tax year'. See 'How long to keep your records'.

  • Please ask if you want me to delete or amend your records. As long as I'm complying with HMRC's legal requirements, I'll action your request immediately.

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