I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for the amazing, insightful and thorough work you did on my manuscript. Honestly, you've improved it so much. I didn't realise until I went through your work what a special and complex skill copyediting is.
Author, The Last Days of Joy
I knew a lot about my area of speciality, and very little about how to write a good book. Patricia’s editing skills have been invaluable. She went over and above her brief, supporting and coaching me to produce a well-rounded and consistent manuscript. Thank you, Patricia, for all your time and care.
-Jacqui Maguire, Clinical Psychologist (TVNZ Breakfast's resident psychologist)
Patricia edited my collection of short stories, Pet. Patricia is a fast, accurate and professional editor. She made useful suggestions and her input enhanced the quality of the finished manuscript. Patricia is also friendly, polite and fun to work with. I highly recommend her.
-Kathryn van Beek, author
Patricia edited my children's junior novel Children of the Rush. She was everything I look for in an editor – eagle-eyed, thoughtful, thorough, professional, timely and accurate. Highly recommended.
-James Russell, author
Dragon Brothers Books
Patricia did a phenomenal job proofreading my manuscript. She was super thorough in her feedback and went the extra mile for me when unexpected edits were required in the 11th hour. Her communication about timing, pricing and deliverables was clear and upfront throughout the process. I'd work with her again in a heartbeat.
-Becs Tetley, writer
I had my oral defence (thesis examination) last Wednesday and passed with flying colours. It was a two-hour ordeal with lots of questions from my examiners but nothing I hadn't anticipated and prepared for. The feedback I received was extremely complimentary. This included several comments regarding the thesis format and syntax/grammar. Thank you again for all your efforts in helping me achieve this outcome.
-Paul Davis, paramedic and PhD candidate
Patricia is a wizard (or is that witch?) with words, and a princess of punctuation. She’s great with grammar and superb with syntax. Her taxonomy is terrific and her attention to detail is like an expert proctologist: suitably anally retentive without being too painful. I highly recommend her services!
-David Downs, comedian and author
This is my second experience with an editor proofreading my novels and Patricia was a superior expert. She was thorough and, just as importantly, values customer service, as all her correspondence was timely and polite. Her work is very professional and to a high standard and yet doesn't break the bank. I would recommend her services any day of the week and hope to work with her again. You can certainly trust her with your babies (novel manuscripts). Her suggestions are always spot-on and helpful.
-Nix Whittaker, author
What a joy to have an editor who is also an excellent writer. Patricia’s editing is crisp, clear and communicative. She has a feel for the flow of words and what makes a good sentence. She edits in a way that preserves the author’s own style, while polishing the text until it shines. She is also reliable, prompt and a pleasure to work with. She has edited three books for me and I expect will do more.
-Juliet Batten, author
As a first-time novelist I was blissfully unaware of all the things I didn’t know. Patricia did not just proofread my text and fix my errors, she provided me with very focused and helpful advice on all the areas that needed work. Her advice and comments were delivered kindly and in a way that helped me clearly understand what was lacking, and how to fix it. After implementing her suggestions and lots of re-writing, I now have a much better novel and have gained some insights into how to be a better writer. Her expertise has been invaluable.
-Vicki Arnott, author
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