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"I sent a finished draft of a YA novel to Tessa for a quick edit and critique. Her feedback was sensitive, helpful and insightful and showed expert knowledge both of technical issues and the potential market for such a book. Having now gone back to the manuscript, Tessa's feedback is my starting point for the redraft and is proving to be invaluable. Warmly recommended!" Alan McClure, Author. www.alanmcclure.co.uk

"I have had a lengthy university career and I am quite widely published in the academic sphere. On retirement I decided to begin a new career as a fiction writer. I wrote a full length novel entitled Digging Up the Pitmen. I had not thought of myself as a story teller but it just flowed out of me. To help me in the process of trying to get it published I got in touch with Tessa, having personal connections with her family. I sent her two chapters hoping that her comments and suggestions would help me self-edit the rest of the book. It was quite a challenge, but she did a most excellent job. She gently set me on the right track helping me realise that I had a lot to learn about writing style, editing and showing rather than telling the story. I have now read many of the ‘how to do it’ books, some suggested by Tessa, and know that her advice was sound, detailed and just what I needed. Thank you Tessa." Dr John Swain, Emeritus Professor, Manchester. (Digging up the Pitmen will be officially launched 16th Jan 2017 and is now available for purchase.)

"Tessa provides a reliable, efficient and high quality service. She was invaluable to me as an adult learner with dyslexia, offering her service with sensitivity. She worked to my deadlines, even though the project was larger than originally thought. I cannot recommend her enough." Alexis Clarke, Clinical Psychologist

"I was looking for advice on my writing and found Tessa's first class professional services. I also found an editor who establishes the perfect working relationship. Tessa provides practical expertise, but her intuitive sensitivity to aspiration and style is equally invaluable for a new writer. My story is transformed, and I am feeling confident about my next project." Hazel Marquiss, Writer

"I found Tessa on 'Linkedin'. I was looking for a proofreader who understood youth work and was an awesome proofreader to help push my university essays to the next level! I can confidently say I found the right person for the job! Tessa has read over 25,000 words for me and has never disappointed! She has been able to meet my tight student budget and deadlines. Thanks so much TB, your support has been invaluable." From a recent, first class, graduate

"I called on Tessa's services to proof read my novel. Although I'm a journalist by trade, I needed a professional to use a careful eye over all 95,000 words. And thank goodness I did. Nothing escaped Tessa's eye, from a rogue full stop to a clumsily constructed sentence. Her prices are competitive, she sticks to deadlines and I can't thank her enough for her hard work." John Marrs, Journalist/Novelist. (After successful publication of this first book, John now has a publishing deal with Penguin and is on to book 3! You can follow him on facbook here.)

"As a dyslexic teacher writing 30 end of year reports, I was incredibly grateful to find Tessa. It reduced the stress considerably knowing that the reports would go out to parents error free. She worked quickly and efficiently and was excellent at querying any unclear sections." Mr Gray, Primary Teacher, Milton Keynes

"I have worked with Tessa in different capacities and she is a professional and reliable writer. She has designed promotional materials for conferences and written funding bid descriptive content for me. She grasps the requirements quickly and I've never been disappointed with results." Mel Parr - Reflect Training, Brighton

"Tessa is an excellent editor and proof reader, who provides prompt, detailed and accessible feedback. I would highly recommend her." Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time. (Recommendation on LinkedIn) Emily Skye, Psychotherapist, Seaford

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