Jane Shepley.

Clarity from Complexity

Writing and editorial services for charities and life sciences.

If your charity, research institute or venture is doing amazing work but struggling to explain it to the outside world, you’re not alone.

If you have outcomes to shout about, but no time to find the hook, don’t despair.

In-house comms teams are often stretched, and some projects need a fresh perspective, dedicated support, or exceptional writing to make them fly.

I can help you.

From explaining a scientific discovery to untangling corporate jargon, I create clear and compelling stories about projects and organisations in the charity sector and life sciences.

Jane is a superb writer. Mainly because she's an excellent listener and knows what questions to ask to really understand her brief before she puts pen to paper. But also because once she does start writing, she has a special knack for making the complex seem simple.
Claremont Communications
Ian Fannon, Managing Director


From brochures and blogs to flyers and features, I deliver exceptional copy suited to the collateral you need. My most popular services are:

About me

Writer and editor with a background in STEM

I’m a writer and editor working with charities, research institutes and universities to create high-quality reports, stories and multimedia content.

As an editor, I rapidly identify ways to improve structure, flow, clarity and consistency – getting your message across, and showing your organisation off in its best light.

Need a complete comms project taken care of? No problem. My experience as an in-house and freelance communications professional means I have the chops to manage it from start to delivery. I’ll work with your web, design, film and print people, or introduce you to my recommended suppliers.

With two decades’ experience of writing and editing across the STEM and third sectors, you can trust me to deliver on time, on message, every time.

Jane came highly recommended to me, and I've since commissioned her for several pieces of work. She always picks up the brief quickly, asks insightful questions, makes useful suggestions and communicates well.

She is friendly and experienced, and I'm always confident that she'll get the job done well and on time. Her style of writing is very engaging and easy to read, and she adapts to suit the audience in question.

I would 100% recommend Jane to colleagues and peers. In fact, I have already done so.
MindForward Alliance
Farimah Darbyshire, Director of Programmes at MindForward Alliance
(previously known as City Mental Health Alliance)

Happy Clients

We have really appreciated Jane’s copywriting services in the last few years as she’s supported us with both research lay summaries and our impact report. She quickly unpicks the science to get to the nub of research projects, pulls out the emotional essence of patient stories, finds strong themes to convey messages and is undaunted by the volume of information often involved in briefing large scale projects. We value her sensible and reliable approach.
Kidney Research UK
Rosie Loft, Communications Manager

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