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Proofreading testimonials

Philippa Edwards
It is very easy to become completely bogged down when writing a long document that requires many references. After many hours of staring at the words and clinging on to favourite phrases, it is difficult to separate good from poor, or even discern glaring errors.
I asked Joan to proof and edit a research proposal for a science project I was preparing. I had allowed two weeks for the proof but it was ready in only a few days. I am very happy (delighted) with the result and it is a relief to know the submission is well-written, grammatically correct and fully referenced.
Thank you, Joan.

Pablo Lepe
“Joan saved my PhD thesis from a likely grammatical and style apocalypse, last minute. Her professional assistance was exceptional, exceeding my expectations on response time, attention to detail and deep knowledge of science and engineering. I highly recommend her services for any postgrad student struggling with academic British English and thesis deadlines.”

Doug Walker
“I was completing my PhD astronomy dissertation in the spring of 2015 and needed expert advice to bring everything together for a professional delivery. Joan provided proofreading and edit corrections for this dissertation and what a job she did!! She provided a detailed review of all reading material as well as the diagrams and tables. She provided a set of comments and corrections which were easy to follow and which made the corrections quick and easy. Many corrections and comments provided were referenced. Joan’s work is first rate and I would recommend her services to anyone who is serious about producing professional work.”

Jacquie Walters of WaltersPR
“Joan is a rare find – someone who enjoys proofing and editing AND is really good at it. Joan is responsive, astute and goes the extra mile to research supplied content to make sure that everything is correct. I thoroughly enjoy working with her.”

Tanya Michils
“When I needed a copy editor for proofreading a prestigious funding proposal, a friend recommended Mrs. Gladwyn. She did an excellent job: very professional, fast and with an eye for detail. In addition, she was absolutely delightful and kind. I certainly recommend her to anyone who needs professional and efficient editing.”

Ray Sleeman of Water for Life Trust
“Joan contacted us after becoming interested in the Water for Life Trust and made some very helpful suggestions regarding our website.  In particular it was her ability to see those small errors that can make a significant difference in understanding the message and provide confidence in our organisation for potential partners.  I am pleased to recommend Joan and her company for proofreading.”

Scott Franklin, HOD Chemistry, Christ’s College
“Joan has been of great assistance in the proofing of a Scholarship Chemistry guide booklet this year. Her experience in science outreach has clearly been an advantage in enabling her to provide accurate advice in this area.  Her ability to find corrections where there were none previously perceived was testament to the focus and engagement she brought to the task. She completed the proofing in a timely manner and provided organised, succinct feedback that was well received.”