Recent key clients

Taschen, SGS, the Home Office, Weiss-Freiburg GmbH


‘I hired Sally for a full edit on an 8000-word short fantasy story which I was due to submit to a competition run by a significant genre website, Because the competition has generous prizes and a lot of potential for exposure, I wanted to make sure my prose was polished to the highest possible degree. I asked Sally to throw the proverbial book at my work – pick all nits, highlight any issues she found at any level, from word choice through sentence structure up to paragraphs or sections that were unclear.

‘I was looking not just for someone who could point out grammatical technicalities I’d messed up, but also any place where my prose could be improved, for added impact or clarity. Sally went through the story with a fine-tooth comb and found all sorts of little places where a better word or restructuring a sentence could make all the difference. She was also the first of several readers who saw the story prior to submission to point up a key revelatory paragraph near the end that needed a lot of work to clarify.

‘Sally was very easy to work with; her advice and comments were clear, and she was happy to answer the few questions I had about what she meant, and to offer further advice when it came to one or two points where there was a problem I couldn’t at first see how to fix. Overall, I feel the edit really strengthened the story. Having had a professional look at it also enabled me to more effectively sort through the feedback I got from friends who beta-read it for me and helped my confidence when the time came to finally submit. I’ll definitely be coming back to Sally in the future when I need work editing.’

R.J. Davnall, author

‘I am very pleased with the corrections you’ve made, and with the very helpful comments and suggestions you’ve added. You’ve done a really thorough job, and have highlighted things that I just hadn’t seen in the manuscript. Thank you so very much for your hard work on the manuscript, and for sending me the attachment about editing for Kindle.

‘… Thank you again for your diligent and sensitive copy-editing. I’m intending to e-publish a couple of other novels … over the next year, and will certainly come to you again for copy-editing.’

Kim Fleet, fiction author

‘I would like to thank you for the great job you have done! I am very satisfied about it! And it was great that you could manage to do everything on the last day too. I apreciated very much your flexibility about the planning time.

‘It is great too that you are able to work with so many different fields and types of specialized language. You have improved my text in terms of content too, because the sense could emerge much better through your corrections. Thank you very much!’

Manuela B., doctoral applicant, Konstanz, Germany

‘Excellent – you’re professional, but approachable. Your prices are very competitive and you meet your lead times, on time and without challenge – whilst also communicating proactively about issues.

‘I have more confidence that readers will take value from the report we have published now that the English is improved.’

Bob Balfour, Survivors West Yorkshire

‘Sally has been part of a team of proofreaders that has worked on EIDO Healthcare’s patient information library over a number of months.

‘She has proven to be reliable and able to turn work around quickly.

‘We hope to make use of her services again in future.’

Su de Jongh, EIDO Healthcare

 ‘Sally, thanks for all your hard work. It looks awesome. Thanks a million.’

Marie Maycock, undergraduate in health studies

‘Many thanks for the quick turnaround and for your work – you did improve the document greatly!’

Paolo, university researcher

‘Our Faculty of Medicine has been rated one of the best nationwide. It is far more difficult to become recognized internationally, although our University (founded 1348) is one of the oldest in Europe. Well-written and well-organized web pages are essential for attracting English-speaking course applicants from Europe and elsewhere.

‘After Sally’s makeover of elements of our English website, I feel much more confident for our Faculty and I am looking forward to seeing more students from abroad and to better international exchange in general.’

O. Hrusak, Dean, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague

‘Trescom is a professional research company and our documents are subject to high levels of criticism and inspection. Sally dealt with numerous reports and marketing materials and ensured that they were readable and consistent and clearly demonstrated the required messages to our target audiences.

‘Sally also copy-edited and proofread a chapter I prepared for a book on Girton College, University of Cambridge, which was subsequently accepted and published. I do not believe this would have been possible without her help. I would highly recommend her services: she is dedicated, professional and was very flexible to the needs of our business.’

Saeeda Ahmed, Head of Diversity and Social Enterprise,
Trescom Research and Consultancy Ltd

‘Good communication, very attentive, will try to fit you in even at last-minute request, well-recommended. 5*’

Mazlina, PhD student in genetics

‘Thanks lots for doing the proofreading. I have made the changes you suggest and the report is much better for this. I wish you could proofread a few other things that I do!’

Mick, Partner, DIVA Project

‘You have great attention to detail and an unerring sense of what makes a sentence flow, and copy readable.

‘Our newsletters were not only accurate and free of errors, but readable and pitched at the right level for the audience.

‘Your open but assertive style made the process of final edit a joy.’

N. T. Taylor, Powerhouse Community Development Worker,
Newlands Regeneration, Bradford

‘We have used Sally’s copy-editing services several times for non-fiction manuscripts and are always very pleased with the quality of editing she produces. We particularly appreciate that Sally gives us a sample of the edited document before she starts so we can get an idea of the level of work required on the project, which is a great help in terms of budgeting and something no other copy-editor has done for us before. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sally to other publishers and look forward to working with her again soon.’

Sara Drinkwater, Production Manager, The HotHive

‘Thank you so much – your comments and suggestions made lots of sense and I felt my job application was stronger as a result.’

Patricia D., undergraduate

‘The process of e-communication was very efficient for sending my work and receiving feedback, everything worked out very well.

‘The turnaround was quick and communications were to the point and proofreading work was of a high standard (i.e. my proofread journal article was recently accepted for one of Emerald’s journals).’

S., Australian PhD candidate and academic journal author

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