Proofreading and Editing Testimonials:
‘Claire is a very conscientious and thorough proofreader. Her feedback is always very clear and well thought through and she is able to turn projects around quickly, if necessary. I know that if I am sending a project through to Claire it will be in a very safe pair of hands.’
Studio Press Books, part of Kings Road Publishing
‘Claire’s work is always thorough, timely, and of a very high standard, with great attention to detail, and I have no hesitation recommending her for editing or proofreading work at all levels.’
Dominic James, John Hunt Publishing
‘With regard to the service I received from your company I can only say it was prompt, efficient and exactly what I needed. Should I need any further proofreading of manuscripts I shall not hesitate to seek your services again.’
D. Shaw, Collection of Short Stories
How can I thank you? You have improved it beyond recognition and I love all of the changes. You are right, it flows so much better and yet you have not taken away from the feel of the book in any way. You are so talented and I am so very grateful. Might I say that I hope you are writing for yourself. I love your use of language.
May Duncan, The Snake
The Editing House website tells you that you cannot check or proofread your own work. This is absolutely true as I discovered with my two acting anthologies published this year: Around the World in 70 Ways and Two Heads Are Better Than One. The Editing House expertise and subtle suggestions were exactly what a new author requires. I found their advice to be enlightening and they are good listeners. Thank you for your professional services and manner.
Jill O’Hare, Two Heads Are Better Than One and Around the World in 70 Ways
As a first-timer, I didn’t realise how complex publishing is. Of course you can, if you like, expend your creative energies on proofreading, typesetting, copywriting, choosing an illustrator, leveraging your book on Amazon/Kindle, converting your book into a physical entity. But my advice would be to leave that to the professionals. The Editing House will carefully navigate you through the process, leaving you free to do what you do best. They are a supportive, professional team with good ideas and a first-rate response time. I wholeheartedly endorse them.
L. Pritchard, Harlequinade
Thank you for all the support your company gave me when publishing my novel. As you know, I bought your own book My Guide: How to write a Novel, which gave me valuable advice in starting the project and covered many of the doubts I initially had. Having written the book, your help in editing, proofreading, typesetting, cover design and finally publishing the tome was exceptionally helpful. Your patience and efficiency was much appreciated. Best wishes for your continued success.
D. G. M. Trusler
‘Simply perfect!’ are the only words that come to mind with regards to my working relationship with The Editing House. I have used various publishing companies during these past ten years, many of whom were special in their own ways. However, when I began a working relationship with Claire it was for me an elite magic moment. I quickly realised that sometimes in life we have to give up something special, in order to gain something even more special. This I did, and was soon to learn with an acute realisation that Claire is a special person, an exceptional person, talented with writer’s vision and editorial substance. She is driven by dignity, compassion, caring and the desire to help others realise their own vision, and to gently help unravel the complexities of the book that lies within us all. My ship has now been securely anchored for all future books that I may seek to have published.
Wilfie Cummings, Little Johnny and His Amazing Journey Through Life and Ragbag Family
It was the best decision I ever made to use The Editing House. Not only did they produce an excellent manuscript but they praised my work, which gave me the confidence to extend it into a substantial novel which is now in print.
Maggie McCullough, Jubilee Lane
The Editing House: fiction first aid par excellence.
Clive Hindle, Dark Side Crossing
I have no writing experience at all. I’ve had this idea for a book for a while, so it was only natural one day I finally decided to type it out. I finished the first chapter and instantly felt lost. I had no idea if it was good, bad or if it was all just a waste of time. I found The Editing House via Google and read about their ‘First Chapter Critique Service’ on their website; it was exactly what I needed. The service they provided was quite exceptional. It was a very in-depth critique alongside some personal opinions on my writing – it has helped me greatly.
Liam Shaw, I, The Anxious
I was really pleased with the First Chapter Critique report I got back from Claire. She pointed out errors in my story – some which I suspected they would find as editing really is one of my weak points. The service was prompt, explaining clearly where I was going wrong, with suggestions how to rectify them. Hopefully, I can now use the suggestions further into the book now. It was well worth the money and to be honest, it wasn’t that expensive. She also the replied within the time frame that was promised. I will highly recommend her to others.
The Editing House’s First Chapter Critique Service provided me with invaluable advice and guidance. I now have confidence in carrying on with my novel. I was also impressed with the prompt response. I will most definitely recommend to others. Thank you!
Anett Degiorgio, Rewound
I have found The Editing House to be an invaluable asset in my own capacity as a published author. The importance of their depth of knowledge, which they have made constantly available to me, often at very short notice, cannot be overstated. Their performance exceeds expectations at all times and I found them to be extremely conscientious and completely dependable – nothing is too much trouble. I would not hesitate to employ The Editing House in the future and I recommend their proofreading services extremely highly.
Brendan Martin, The Way to Valhalla
I am so thrilled I chose The Editing House to edit my book. It was very important to me to get my message out to help others through publishing my book, but being slightly dyslexic I was very concerned about my spelling and grammar. The Editing House sorted everything out, without changing the essence of my message. I highly recommend Claire Pickering for proofreading at The Editing House. Claire is professional, understanding and incredibly reliable and efficient.
Rebecca Richmond, Forget Fibromyalgia: Putting the Pieces Together
Just to say a big, big thank you for all the hard work, the patience, the phone calls and most of all, the way you made me feel at ease – especially with the unpleasant bits I had to reveal. Without your help in writing and proofreading this book, it would have not got off the ground. I am pleased to be able to tell you that the book has been accepted for publication. If I was ever asked if I knew a good editor, I would gladly recommend your name. I will never be able to thank you enough.
Achieving a well-edited manuscript is an essential part of bringing a book into publication. Editing services and skills vary considerably from one company to another, which is why I am confident in recommending The Editing House to all my prospective authors, as I can always be assured of a professionally executed and individually tailored proofreading job which benefits both the author and the publisher. The Editing House experience is second to none.
Beth Roberts, Local Legend Publishing
For the unpublished author good proofreading and editing is an absolute must and for the published author it will make selling your next novel much easier. Publishers instantly recognise good, sparkling editing and are far more likely to read on if the work is clean and clear in punctuation, syntax and spelling. All the books of my Bill Reyner series have been edited by Claire Pickering at The Editing House. For sheer excellence, accuracy and consistency of editing I have found none better.
Wentworth M. Johnson, The Bill Reyner Series (Canada)
Claire is a qualified proofreader and editor and is the chief editor for a London-based publisher. She is able to juggle home life and being the mother of a young family of three with running two businesses. She has overcome heartbreaking losses in her life and still come out smiling. In terms of work she knows her subject and liaises with her connections all over the world in order to meet strict publishing deadlines. Claire is comfortable working with authors at all levels of experience and not only does she deliver but she reaches far beyond people’s expectations with an amazing attention to detail. I never thought that anything would make me go into a joint venture with someone else because I have such high standards, but I have gone into business with Claire without any hesitation whatsoever. I am confident that the proofreading skills Claire used to help me get my book into publication will greatly help you to achieve your dream as not only being a published author but actually profiting from your gift.