Testimonials for my services for authors (including proofreading, formatting, coaching):
Without Alison, “The X,Y and Z Files” would never have been published. I gave her a tight deadline to work with and she ensured that the book was proof read, formatted and ready for sale within the deadline. If you are looking for a proof reading / self publishing service, then Alison is the person to talk to. Amazing service.
Slaine McRoth, author, The X, Y and Z Files: The 100-year Experiment
I would highly recommend Alison at The Proof Fairy. Alison provided us with a first class service when it came to proofreading, typesetting and publishing our book. Her knowledge and expertise were outstanding. She also delivered the book in the time frame agreed. Will definitely be using her services again for the next book!
Dr Shakir Mughal, author, Dental Success Stories
Alison provided invaluable help in editing and publishing my book idea and quite frankly, my book wouldn’t have made it to market without her expertise! Showing expertise and patience in equal amounts, Alison held my hand through the whole process of editing and publishing my book, and provided fantastic advice and guidance at every stage — including post-publication. I’m so grateful for Alison’s help and would have no hesitation in recommending her work to any other authors.
Richard Tubb, author, The IT Business Owner’s Survival Guide
Working with Alison has been a great experience. She was aiming to help us from the first moment and she sent us the corrections in record time. Her notes were very helpful to improve the content of our website, which now is way easier to read!!
Ignacio O’Mullony, Marketing Manager, Planet IT
Alison took my manuscript entitled “602 Brigade” and provided an entire service: initially proof reading, then creating a cover, moving on to formatting for both ebook and paperback editions and finally ensuring the now completed novel was available on Amazon. I was kept apprised and involved at every stage with the option to change or modify anything in the process. This wasn’t required: the cover was exactly as I expected and the suggestions offered during the proof reading were spot on.
David Buchan, author, 602 Brigade
Alison is always my “go-to” proofreader whenever I need some help. I love to write about blogging and WordPress, but since I’m not native – it’s pretty hard to make it grammatically correct. Alison is always fast and correct – which I find extremely useful.
Mike Wallagher, StartBloggingOnline.com
Alison proofread my first book and designed the cover from photographs supplied by me. She formatted it all for Kindle and paperback and also uploaded it all to Amazon. The finished book looks great, all very professionally done. I would recommend Alison… The Proof Fairy… to anyone.
Dave Marriott, author, Where Shall We Walk Today?
As a 70 years old technophobe writing his first ebook all I wanted to do was write it and then get somebody else to proofread, design the front cover, do the layout and ideally send it off to Amazon – in other words, all the technical bits. Alison did all this and more, quickly and efficiently with patience and humour for a very reasonable price. Perfect!
John Manley, author of How to Become a Self Employed Gardener
Alison really is the ‘Proof Fairy’. As someone who prides himself on his grasp of the English language, I’m constantly humbled by the number of errors she spots within my manuscripts! And having had several agents tell me how refreshing it is to read an error free submission, I can honestly say she’s worth her weight in gold.
Alison is extremely professional in her approach and is always quick to update me on her progress. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who is serious about making a good impression.
Peter Jones – author, How to Do Everything and Be Happy
I hired Alison to proof read my new ebook. She did a great job, was thorough and helpful throughout and delivered the completed work on time. Having access to a skilled proof reader has opened up lots of new writing possibilities for my business and I look forward to hiring the Proof Fairy again in the future.
Gordon O’Neill, iotamedia
Alison at ‘The Proof Fairy’ is fantastic at what she does. She is always very honest about timings and sticks to the deadline that she has promised. Her work was recently seen by a contemporary of mine and they described it as some of most well presented work that they had ever seen. That person is a Best Selling Author so knows his stuff.
Peter Jones – author, peterjonesauthor.com (again!)
Alison provided an excellent proofreading service when I needed to get my book ready for publication. Her work was very thorough and very professional and I have no hesitation in recommending her services to any writers who need top class proofreading.
Rory Gear, writer rorygear.com
Alison has been proof reading all of my tenders over the last few months (20,000 words+) and I have recently retained her services to write some of my blogs and newsletter. She is fantastic, quick accurate and cost effective. I honestly cannot recommend her services highly enough.
Neil Capstick, Executive Compass
Two testimonials in two days! But it’s not every day that someone goes out of their way to deliver a superlative service as Alison has today. Nine hours of proof reading is no fun, even for a proof fairy! I needed it back quickly and she delivered, simple as that. The best service I have ever had – ever!
Neil Capstick, Executive Compass (again!)
I suffer from a long term illness, which has affected my sight. Emma, my assistant, was recommended to get in touch with Alison. Alison is now my proof angel. As I am a lawyer, she makes the difference between my working and not. It’s that simple and that powerful and she is that good.
Steph Barber, Law Hound Ltd
As copywriters we realise the importance of accuracy in our work. To ensure not even the smallest typos slips through the net, we use Alison, The Proof Fairy. Alison is fun to work with, highly professional, always quick to respond, and has a remarkable eye for detail. The Proof Fairy helps us provide a truly professional service to our clients and we recommend her services whole-heartedly.
Joy McCarthy, WORDright
Alison, many thanks for your help on proofreading my website. Several people had spotted small errors, and that is something I really didn’t want. The job you did went beyond simply identifying the typos, but also the grammar and punctuation. You also provided the results in a very simple to follow format. This was well worth me doing, as if I was left to my own devices the errors would have stayed un-noticed for much longer. Excellent professionalism.
Graham Smith, Graham Smith Business Services
Very pleased with your work and would recommend you to other lawyers. Nice common sense approach and very quick.
Emma, Lime One
Alison proofread my book. Came in before the deadline and under budget. Fast and efficient. Highly recommended.
Rob Warlow, Small Business Success
Alison is now my ‘staff’ proofreader for a technically-oriented newsletter that I put out for a client. She’s quick, attentive, affordable and accurate – what more could you ask for?
David Burn, Marketing and Research Projects
Testimonials for my WordPress website design and maintenance:
I am thrilled to bits with the beautiful website Alison has created for me. She understood exactly what I wanted and has responded promptly and patiently to every request and every change I’ve asked for. She is a pleasure to work with and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Cathy Dean, Thrive Therapeutic Coaching
Alison at The Proof Fairy did an excellent job producing my partner’s plumbing website; she offered plenty of sound advice and insight into the ways of the World Wide Web! She was always quick to respond to changes and offer her opinion on solutions to issues. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
Hannah and David, DJ Lansdowne Plumbing
I was a right nuisance to Alison over my new website, but she handled every detail with huge patience, expertise and understanding, including “getting round” any technical problems. I recommend her web services without hesitation.
Graham Lawrence, Newbridge Consultancy
Alison created and continues to manage our WordPress website. Alison has been more than helpful in delivering just about anything we’ve asked for. If she doesn’t know how to do it, she finds out and then delivers. Incredibly efficient and conscientious about her work, we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Alison to anyone.
Lisa Cherry, Networking Women
Working with Alison is such a pleasure that I have turned to her several times for assistance and advice. But more to the point, it has been a matter of pride that I have had several opportunities to recommend her.
Ade Oduyemi, Maximum Inheritance Specialists
After having a major disagreement with the person who was doing my website someone gave me Alison’s number. I called Alison, told her what I wanted and within a week I had a website….job done. I would thoroughly recommend Alison as she listened to what I said and was quick and efficient. It was a pleasure doing business with her.
Jacqui Kirtley, Oasis Hypnotherapy
The trustees of the John Betjeman Poetry Competition Charitable Trust are delighted with the website, based on simplicity and clarity, Alison built for us. She really understood what we were trying to achieve with the poetry competition. We would not hesitate to recommend Alison to any organisation wanting an eye catching and user friendly website at an affordable price.
Juston Gowers, John Betjeman Poetry Competition
What a relief it was to meet Alison with her WordPress skills and proofreading expertise. She put together a WordPress website which looks amazing. She was also really helpful throughout the whole process and it was a pleasure to work with her. Alison built a website to fit all our needs and which we can also manage on our own. She provided a lot of guidance and materials to help us achieve that. We would highly recommend Alison and will definitely use her services again.
Miguel Tome, Bristol Sparks
We recently asked Alison to set up a new website for us. She quickly produced a clear, modern, very attractive site, with which we are delighted. She is easy to work with and very professional in her approach. Thank you very much, Alison.
Linda Thompson, Friends of the Vale and Downland Museum
Testimonials for my blogging and article writing:
Alison first worked for me on designing and setting up weblogs for clients in 2010 and was also commissioned to post content for them as well. She has a sound grasp of blogging and writing and delivering content and has come up with excellent suggestions for my clients. She is trustworthy and reliable regarding deadlines and I’d definitely use her services again.
Jane van Velsen, The Right Writer
Alison has been brilliant! She writes our blog for Networking Women and has transferred the site over to WordPress with minimum disruption. I was able to totally trust her and let her ‘get on with it’ and she has delivered over 100%.
Lisa Cherry, Networking Women
I wanted to thank you for the editorial piece about Breast Cancer Care’s Ribbon Walk. The piece looks lovely and very eye catching.
Jenny Snuggs, Breast Cancer Care
All I can say is THANK YOU!!!! The feature is truly eye catching, looks wonderful, you have done us proud!! Many thanks again.
Cecilia, “Secret Gardens of Letcombe Regis”
Alison assisted me by writing some copy for a giveaway in a magazine. She did a great job in getting me going along the right lines. I’m really pleased and would heartily recommend her services to anybody who is looking for copywriting or proof reading. Thanks muchly!
Stephen Chown, Site Engine
Alison has just done a brilliant job with the copy on my website, did a really professional job and can’t thank her enough, would definitely recommend her for anyone looking for a proof read or re-write. A really nice lady, Thank for all the help Alison!
Emma Taylor, emmajane design
Alison’s ideas of knowledge of the blogging/social space have led her into an area that she is clearly made to do, training business owners on the nitty gritty. The brainstorming session has provided focus to my blogging for my business and made me think about things to say that my client base might find interesting or useful. I went away from our session armed with lots of ideas and new found enthusiasm and most importantly the focus to follow through on what Alison and I discussed. I highly recommend Alison for business owners that need focus with their blogging!
Phil Hawley, PH Positive Studio
Testimonials for other work, including consultancy and brochure layout:
Producing newsletters is an important way of keeping in touch with a client base… but very time consuming! Until Alison started to help us out we really struggled to get our newsletters out on time. ISince working with Alison, all that has changed. She has made the whole process easy for me and I would highly recommend her for a professional, hassle-free service.
Sheena Marsh, director, Oxford Garden Design
Alison is a newsletter Genie. Quickly and efficiently, she makes my newsletters appear in my contacts’ inboxes.
She takes my prose, which I enjoy creating, and does all the technical things with it that I don’t enjoy about sending out a regular newsletter. I frequently get new business as a result.
Madeleine Morgan, Life and Business Coach, www.SuccessforManagers.co.uk
I was struggling with my business – not with what to do but how to do it – and then Alison came along and sprinkled her fairy magic. Before meeting Alison, I knew I wanted to update my website, set up a weekly newsletter, become a brilliant blogger, engage in social media, but felt overwhelmed by the technology behind it all. Alison has not only helped me on that front but uses her broader skills to support and advise me on editorial content and design of my website. Plus she’s made some brilliant suggestions I would never have thought of. Overall, as a consultant, I feel she’s supporting, guiding and encouraging me to grow my business online in exactly the way I want it.
Carrie Rose, Carrie Rose Counselling and Consultancy
Alison has done a great job for the Uffington White Horse Show writing and designing our programme [2008-201]. She introduced a new reader-friendly layout, revamped the text, gave it an eye-catching cover and delivered the copy electronically to the printer. We were really pleased with the end result – very professional!
Mike Thomas, Uffington White Horse Show committee
The Proof Fairy produces a regular newsletter for my organisation. Service is extremely efficient and product always exceeds expectations.
Jeanette Ross, Co-ordinator, West Oxfordshire Cats Protection