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Georgia is our ‘go-to’ copyeditor for our books. Always reliable and efficient, she can fulfil a complicated brief, and works admirably well with authors to reach the best solution. She provides thoughtful and incisive editing, to deadline, combining an eye for detail with an appreciation of the bigger picture. When we send an edit to Georgia we know it is in safe hands.
My friend Michèle Harrison, author of ‘All the Gear, No Idea’, has an excellent online presence so when I went looking for an electronic editor I asked her advice and she recommended Georgia Laval. What a lucky break for me! Georgia is upbeat, constructive, creative and thorough. She is very professional, yet understanding of the thought and effort invested by an author in every word. I also appreciated Georgia’s willingness to ‘have a go’ in our joint and very successful attempt at cover design. That ‘Evaline: A Feminist’s Tale’ is available for a wide readership is largely attributable to the efforts of Georgia Laval.
Georgia edited my book, ‘A Fellwalker’s Notes’, in May 2016. I gave her a full draft of the book, and she was diligent about checking facts and details, while also making perceptive suggestions, which I took up, about how parts of the text could be re-structured. I am sure the book is much better for her involvement.I’d also like to say she was good on practical matters. She told me when she’d be able to work on the book, and stuck to it, delivering the edited text exactly when she said she would.She did a great job, at a fair price, and I’d be happy to use her again.
Georgia has been my ‘go-to’ proofreader for many years. From copy for websites to full-length books for print, her keen eye for detail and ability to spot each and every mistake gives me confidence that a piece of work is complete, error-free and ready for publication. Time and again, Georgia has transformed a piece of my writing into something that is technically correct, and that also flows more effectively. She does this with ease and care. Georgia has a true talent and I would recommend her work without hesitation.
Georgia is exceptional. Her great communication, skills and thoroughness are exactly why I will always recommend her as the best person to hire for proofreading. When I sought her services, it was for the purpose of having my work proofread for the first time – I made the right decision. She was patient and picked up on things I hadn’t thought about. She opened my eyes to how I could improve the experience of the reader of my work. Because of Georgia, I now feel completely confident about publishing my work. Such professionalism and talent deserves all of the business in the world!
What an amazing editor! So many good ideas. This great proofreader was excellent at every stage – formatting, publishing and editing, as well as spotting errors in the original manuscript that I would never have even noticed. She held my hand and guided me through every step of the process to publishing my ebook – and made it fun. Thank you so much.
I asked Georgia to edit my book ‘All the Gear, No Idea’ after I received a few criticisms regarding the number of mistakes in the manuscript. Her work was not only quick and efficient but she was able to keep the original voice intact. I recommend her highly.
Georgia’s work is, quite simply, first class. Prepare for someone who will exceed your expectations and add real quality and professionalism to your project. She is the first person I recommend to anyone who is considering writing a book, and she will be the first person I contact when I am ready to write the next one. Before I instructed Georgia I was aware, as a solicitor, that I needed to be extra careful – especially as this was a non-fiction book. I shouldn’t have worried. With her skilful assistance I always felt like I was in control; she helped me to plan, to progress and, finally, to complete the project to a standard that I had barely hoped I could reach. Needless to say the quality of her editing is exemplary.
Georgia was highly recommended to me by a friend who had used her services for her PhD. I am a student at Sheffield University and I contacted Georgia for help with my final year dissertation. It was a significant part of my University degree and I was anxious to have it professionally checked before submitting it. I was extremely impressed by the speed and punctuality of Georgia’s services – Georgia responded to my initial inquiry immediately, and returned the fully proof-read dissertation back to me that same day. I would highly recommend Georgia to any student hoping to fine-tune their essays, and to anyone seeking punctual and detailed academic help. Just having a qualified and experienced professional reading over my work gave me the confidence that I was in safe hands, and her attention to detail meant Georgia identified and advised upon mistakes I would not have been able to notice myself. I certainly hope to use Georgia’s services next year, during my English Literature MA.
Georgia’s professional services came highly recommended to me in 2013 for my doctoral thesis, which was in the specialised field of ethically sensitive research with children considered vulnerable. After working on the manuscript to a high standard I recommended her services to a colleague who was completing a Professional Doctorate, and she has in turn recommended Georgia’s services on further. Since this time Georgia has proof read and copy-edited a range of texts for me relating to my clinical practice, all of which contain ethical complexities which require thoughtful and sensitive handling. Georgia’s impressive capacity to understand the scope of these works, and to return annotated scripts always within the agreed time period, is testament to her level of professionalism and efficiency. At times she has also been able to respond to very time-pressured edits within a fast turnaround timeframe to enable publisher deadlines to be met. Follow-up queries based on returned work are answered often the same day, and certainly within 24 hours. I will continue to work with Georgia as long as her services are available, and regularly recommend her proof-reading skills to students within my tutor groups studying mostly at Masters level in education studies, as well as to academic and clinician colleagues writing articles, chapters and books for publication.
During the writing-up stage of my PhD Georgia’s proofreading expertise was invaluable. I am almost severely dyslexic and find writing very challenging. Early on Georgia and I drafted a ‘plan’ of when I would finish each chapter of my PhD and when I would receive the reviewed draft from her. We created a system which worked very well for me. Georgia was very responsive and supportive of my needs. We worked like this over the next few months until my PhD was complete. During my viva I passed with minor corrections. I was very pleased and relieved at finally finishing my very long part-time PhD, which took almost seven years. I also learned a lot about how I write and the experience has helped me reflect on my writing style. I can’t thank Georgia enough – she was brilliant! Georgia is highly recommended to anyone who wants to produce good quality written work.
Georgia came highly recommended by an academic colleague when I was looking for proofreading of my PhD thesis. I can honestly say that she was brilliant! Totally professional and yet always approachable, she treated my work with the care and concern that I did myself. Having spent six years of blood, sweat and tears on my project I was very relieved to find someone I could trust to ensure that it was presented to the highest possible standard at the final phase. Her attention to detail was meticulous. I continue to recommend Georgia to friends, peers and colleagues knowing that they are safe in her very capable hands.
Georgia has volunteered to proofread our membership magazine for a number of years now and we are extremely grateful for her support. Her expert eagle-eye is hugely valuable and we are fortunate to receive comments on the draft content of ‘Cumbrian Wildlife’ to help ensure any mistakes are identified and queries are resolved. Georgia’s attention to detail is of the highest standard and she is always reliable.