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 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
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
Patricia did an amazing job proof-reading The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation Breast Awareness book. This is a book, parts of which contain complicated medical terminology, that has never been edited at the same level and in the same detail that Patricia applied. Her attention to detail and suggestions were spot-on and we feel confident we are now publishing a resource that is clear, easy to understand and accurate. Not only did Patricia correct grammatical errors but she made valuable suggestions which improved its readability. We are so grateful for such a professional and prompt job.
-Lizzie Mowbray, National Educator, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ
Having never utilised the services of a professional proofreader/editor before, I was somewhat nervous when I approached Patricia for assistance with my first short story. I needn't have worried. From her very first (prompt!) reply, she put me at ease and answered all my questions in a professional and friendly manner. Upon return of my manuscript, I was thrilled with the suggestions and comments Patricia made and am now confident that I am submitting my best work to a publisher. I will certainly be using Patricia for all my future work.
-Sarah Worthington, fiction 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 stepped in to help us cover a staffing gap, focusing primarily on writing our grants applications. Within just a few hours she was up and running, and I was able to leave her to it, trusting that she would be submitting effective, professional applications. Her writing is of the highest standard, and her fundraising knowledge and expertise has helped us enormously. Her input into the overall management and implementation of our trusts and grants programme is proving invaluable. Patricia has also helped us with our PR/media work and is currently writing our annual report. She is always efficient, organised and a pleasure to work with.
-Debbie Leaver, Business Development Manager, YWCA Auckland
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
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