I have worked with Catherine for over five years using her proofreading skills for a large number of reports during that time. I have found her a fast, flexible and very accurate proofreader – she is particularly good at gently pointing out improvements without seeming critical.
Despite being an English as a first language speaker, I do make a lot of small grammatical errors which impede understanding and Catherine’s help with this is invaluable. She also spots typos and repetition and looks for consistency in use of acronyms etc.
I have recommended Catherine to several colleagues and clients for proofreading of reports and web materials and would happily do so to others.
Catherine has helped me with transcriptions and proofreading for almost two years now as part of my PhD. Catherine’s transcriptions have been brilliant for me to complete the coding phase of my interviews and made the process much faster. Furthermore, after receiving some feedback from my supervisor on my use of signposting, grammar, and academic style, I felt confused about how best to proceed and Catherine really helped me to reflect on the feedback and illustrated how parts of my work could benefit from a few small changes. This has given me a valuable insight into the intricacy and technique of academic writing. I will be asking Catherine to proofread my final thesis in the next few months.
Catherine helped me create what seems to be an error-free thesis. My supervisors have yet to find even a typo, and they have not pointed out any grammatical errors. Her notes were clear and always on target. I have a PhD in Chemical Engineering, I have 3 years in writing, but Catherine found things I totally missed in my own correction and helped me arrange all the figures, tables and references. In addition, she always completed proofreading on time. Thank you, Catherine.
While writing my dissertation for my degree, I approached Catherine to proof read my work. I had received some negative feedback on grammar and spelling on my other assignments and I wanted to ensure this work was the best it could be.
I was very apprehensive about this as I wanted it to be right but needed someone I could trust. I met Catherine and was immediately put at ease. I knew immediately she would do a good job.
I sent Catherine small sections at a time. She returned the sections with her corrections. They were done as suggestions that I could either accept or disregard. Her assistance over all was very valuable. My dissertation was presented really well and, for the first time, I also received excellent comments on its presentation. I was naturally really pleased with this.
Working with Catherine was a real pleasure. She made the whole process so easy and I was never made to feel stupid, in fact quite the opposite. As stated above, I cannot stress enough how much help Catherine’s input was. I would highly recommend Catherine in a heartbeat and would never go anywhere else should the need for a proof reader arise again.