Freelance qualitative research and specialist copy editing for the social sciences

Welcome to Fine Grain Consultancy

I’m Jane Evans and I am  a numerate social policy researcher with over 19 years’ experience of  getting the voices of vulnerable people heard in practice and policy making.

Whatever stage your research plans are at I can help you make them successful and influential.

Contact me for:

Social and  policy research support

I’m an expert in designing and executing ethical qualitative research projects including with vulnerable groups and children.

I can design your research project end to end, carry out field work and write, or edit, a cogent and influential final report. Or using NVivo and highly developed qualitative analytical skills I will work with your data to provide analysis and write ups which take you to the next stage of your project.

Over six years’ acting as vice chair of a charity’s research ethics committee means that I can advise you on how to meet ethical standards for your research project.

Specialist editorial services

I have a sound background in writing well-received and readable research and policy reports.  I offer informed editing services for your technical or academic social research report including:

  • developmental editing
  • copy editing
  • proof reading



Qualitative research support

Fine Grain helps you to deliver your evidence at every level from fine tuning your own proposals, preparation for ethical review, to managing end to end qualitative research projects.

In addition we can tailor one-off packages including thematic analysis using NVivo, report writing, and editorial services.

Contact Jane Evans to find out more

Writing and editorial services

In addition to a high standard of qualitative research, Fine Grain brings over 10 years’ experience to writing compelling  policy reports, as well as proofreading and copy-editing your work online or on paper.

I’ve attended the engaging and informative Chapterhouse proofreading and copy editing four day seminar, and continue to receive support from a Chapterhouse mentor.

Jane Evans is highly qualified to edit academic research reports with an understanding of the rigours of referencing.

Fine Grain works with you to make sure that your writing stands out. Your final copy will express the complex ideas your need to get across to policy makers without being hard to read. At the same time your individual writing ‘voice’ will shine through.

Contact Jane Evans for further details