What my clients say
Sally, thanks again for the time and effort you put into our report on the local energy agenda. It has been well-received by other local enterprise partnerships and the government department which commissioned it.
Quite apart from the errors you picked up, the polish you gave to the grammar means that the final document scans much better.
Your knowledge of the subject matter from an editor’s perspective was valuable in helping us to weed out industry jargon and make a complex subject accessible to the layperson.
James Johnson, Head of Regional Programme, Local Energy North West
I had been writing one particularly important piece, a personal essay, for a long time. I knew that I needed another person to edit it, someone who wasn’t as close to the content.
As I had never worked with an editor before, I was unsure if my expectations were realistic, but you actually surpassed them.
Your communication and clarity were fantastic – you gave me a clear breakdown of the process at the beginning, and at no point did I feel that my voice was being removed from my work. I knew at the end of the process that my work was as good as I’d hoped it could be. This was confirmed when Medium selected my essay to promote across its site.
I would happily recommend you to anyone else, particularly if the piece was sensitive or ‘difficult’ in some way. Your unique combination of being a highly skilled editor and an empathetic human being make you a joy to work with.
Sabby Khatri, independent non-fiction author
Sally interviewed me about my work on ClimateCultures for a client’s blog and she made the process very relaxed and rewarding.
Her attention to detail in the editing and presentation of the final piece was exemplary and never a burden. It’s a pleasure to work with someone who reaches out to understand your own work and wants to share that with others.
Mark Goldthorpe, ClimateCultures
I hired Sally for a full edit on an 8,000-word short fantasy story which I was due to submit to a competition.
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.
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.
R.J. Davnall, independent fiction author
T.wai is a small independent research institute. For the past couple of years, Sally has been involved in the production of the T.notes, two-page policy briefs that address the major issues of international debate at the global and regional level. Each covers a different topic and is written by a different author (often a non-English native speaker).
As the coordinator of the T.notes project, I see Sally as an enabler of my work. She has always been able to work effectively on different topics (at times very specific), ensuring coherence among the different pieces.
T.wai’s editorial process has to be flexible and quick and Sally is constantly available to accommodate our needs. I know that irrespective of tight deadlines or other challenges, her work is always rigorous.
Lorraine Charbonnier, Junior Research Fellow at T.wai – Torino World Affairs Institute
Please send my grateful regards to the engaged person who did this great job – all my thoughts are perfectly expressed in the text, and I am absolutely happy.
Author, T.wai – Torino World Affairs Institute
You have great attention to detail and an unerring sense of what makes a sentence flow.
The newsletters you produced were not only accurate and free of errors, but readable and pitched at the right level for the audience.
N.T. Taylor, Powerhouse Community Development Worker,
Newlands Regeneration, Bradford
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.
Saeeda Ahmed, Head of Diversity and Social Enterprise,
Trescom Research and Consultancy Ltd