As any successful author will tell you, enrolling the help of a first-rate copy-editor and proofreader is absolutely essential for ensuring that the text flows as smoothly as possible and without any errors. I believe I found the very best person for this role in Lindsay Corten. Thank you, Lindsay, for sharing your impeccable knowledge of grammar, sincere warmth and unwavering guidance throughout the final stages of bringing this book in to land!

– Tony Mallett, Author

I would firstly like to thank you for your help and understanding that this was my first attempt at writing a book. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact you again if I decide to do a sequel. I was more than pleased to read the final draft. I opted for the silver package you offered, but I feel you delivered way more than that. I am truly delighted. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services to anyone embarking on a writing career. Thank you once again, Lindsay.

– Adele Haworth, Author

We can’t recommend Corten Editorial highly enough. We’ve worked with various copy-editors and proofreaders over the years, and Lindsay is simply one of the best. She has an astonishing breadth of knowledge when it comes to the written word – in fact, her understanding of the English language borders on encyclopaedic. More than just providing the keenest pair of eyes, though, Lindsay is genuine, authentic and an absolute joy to deal with.

– Andy Bettley, Word Orchard

I am writing to you to sincerely express my gratitude for your exceptional work on my manuscript, which has now turned to my dream come true; that is, a completed book. It is truly awesome! Thank you, Lindsay, for your patience and understanding, as the manuscript came back and forth to you, for amendments, changes and all your input to enable the publishing of my book. Again, thank you. I am looking forward to working with you on other projects in the future. Keep up the good work you are doing.

– Thadeus Matemba, Author

Lindsay worked on two manuscripts for me, and I will absolutely be contacting Lindsay again for any further work that I need to be edited. Lindsay’s dedication to detail and her respect for the work shows in her communication and the presentation of the documents she provides. Lindsay’s work has given me confidence in the end product.

– Julie Proudfoot, Author, Kickstart Your Novel

It was a pleasure to work with Lindsay. We needed some copy-editing and proofreading for a client, and it was delivered on time and with superb communication throughout. Lindsay easily grasped what we wanted to achieve and did so in a friendly and hassle-free manner. I can’t wait to work with Lindsay again. I’d highly recommend Corten Editorial.

– Chris Smith, Director, InLIFE Design

Lindsay is a consummate professional who likes writers! Her editing improves and polishes an author’s work whilst also, crucially, leaving the writer’s voice intact. I have no hesitation at all in recommending her.

– Non Bramley, Author

I also would like to take this opportunity to confirm that the job you’ve done on my book is TERRIFIC.
I couldn’t be happier. It’s exactly what I was after and what I really enjoy is your nous when it comes to working out what I meant to say, but didn’t quite manage to. You’ve got it absolutely spot on, every time…
Thanks so much, and believe me, you’ll be hearing more of me in the future!

– Ross Lowe, Ross Lowe Copywriting | The English Copywriter,

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Lindsay, who has edited my book. Her comments were easy to understand and action, and I really appreciated her attention to detail too.

– Rebecca Newenham, Get Ahead Virtual Agency,

I have been working closely with Lindsay over the last few weeks with some new marketing material. I called upon Lindsay’s expertise in order to make sure that the material content was grammatically correct, punctuated to perfection and was written in such a way that it would engage with readers on a professional level whilst still making sure my personality came through. Lindsay has been extremely helpful throughout the process and as always has been a pleasure to work with.
Thank you for all your help Lindsay and keep up the good work!
PS I probably should have got you to work your magic on this testimonial as well!

– Allan Robertson, Equity Release and Mortgage Adviser,

Thanks for all your help. You have done a very good job for me. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone contemplating writing a book.

– John Sprakes, Artist and Author,

Just sharing that the copy edit of my MS was outstanding. I am actually a bit sheepish about how many mistakes were in the MS [manuscript], especially in the footnotes. Indeed, a copy edit is a humbling experience.
Some of the mistakes in the referencing would not have made it passed my prior university examination boards. I was really rushing to get the MS finished, which really showed. Thankfully, you radically increased the quality of the work with an incredible attention to detail and mastery of English grammar. It just shows how important a good copy editor is to a publication.
Genuinely, I think your work is immensely skilled and valuable in a world that is overwhelmed with shoddy content that increasingly feels more like pidgin English. Thank you for keeping the language alive. I was really amazed at your precision, knowledge and depth of understanding.

– Dr Kiran Chitta, Organisational Psychologist and Author

When you run your own business you have to do lots of jobs that you might not enjoy; for many people, proofreading probably comes quite high up that list. I recently created updated terms and conditions, privacy policy, acceptable use policy and cookies policy for my website. As a member of the Federation of Small Businesses, I was able to access some templates from their legal team, which I personalised with my company details. It was a relief to be able to send the documents all over to Lindsay for her to proofread for consistency, punctuation and grammar. She is fast, reliable and has a great eye for detail. It saved me a job that I didn’t really enjoy and allowed me to get on with other tasks. I would thoroughly recommend Lindsay. Get in touch with her for a quotation and get a couple of jobs (or more) off your business to-do list.

– Elaine Pritchard, Caittom Publishing,

Thank you very much, I feel much more confident now in shouting about the new website after you have QA’d it for me.

– John Clarke, Foxxweb Design,

We employed Lindsay at TINKER TAYLOR to review and proofread our new website. She tested all the links, made sure the videos all worked, and did a spelling and grammar check. Very pleased with how thorough she was and will certainly call on her services again.

– Sam Taylor, Creative Director, TINKER TAYLOR,

We have worked with Lindsay for a relatively short period of time, but, already, the relationship feels like we have worked with each other for years. This is testament to her ability to understand the brief, interpret our requirements and deliver them in efficient, professional and friendly manner. We would recommend using her services and we will be using them again in the future.

– Karl George MBE, Managing Director, the governance forum,

As designers, it is great working with Lindsay; she offers total peace of mind before our work is committed to print or development. The print arena is where Lindsay is most vital for us as once we commit to print a brochure, leaflet, poster, booklet or banner whatever copy is set in the artwork is set in stone and will come out in print. Having those fresh eyes cast over the work post client sign off is great as we can then go back with any tweaks or changes in copy for the client to have a final say on.

– Gareth Robertson, Creative Director, Design Pit,

From her welcoming response through clear, simple guidance to a final, expert and swiftly delivered product, it was a pleasure to deal with Lindsay. Choosing a proofreader is an important task made harder by a number of competing good offers. I’m pleased my expectation was more than fulfilled.

– Monty Martin, Author

Thank you so much for proofreading our website. We feel happy that we have a more professional product as a result. Awesome!

– Kath Jones, Canvas Tree,

Absolutely brilliant work! Thank you very much. Your copy edit is first rate and I am impressed by your skill, accuracy, and speed of turn-around. I could not have asked for better.

– Tom Blyth, Bannister Publications,

I recently agreed to write a couple of short books on performance management and asked Lindsay to proofread them prior to sending them to print. Lindsay was very thorough, offered alternatives when I wasn’t wrong but could be better, and the work was delivered to deadline. I would highly recommend that Lindsay proofreads any written work for you – from a few lines in an advert to a book. Even if, like me, you think your English is good, it’s so easy to make mistakes and those mistakes can dint your reputation. I confidently submitted my books thanks to Lindsay at Corten Editorial.

– Karen Kirby, greenshoot HR,

I have found Lindsay’s copy-editing expertise invaluable in supporting our content writing and I wish I had used her earlier. I am now able to draft copy quickly with my key messages and Lindsay has been able to make changes to the way it’s written, correct grammar and proofread it. She delivers work in a speedy manner, which is also an asset to us at Ferry Cake Consultancy. Many thanks, Lindsay, we have no hesitation in using your services and highly recommend you to others.

– Michelle Beer, Ferry Cake Marketing and PR Consultancy,

Looking for someone professional and reliable to proofread my book, I scoured the Internet, as you do! I came across Corten Editorial and phoned Lindsay. Having spoken to her, I knew she would not disappoint! I am very happy with the work she did for me and she went the extra mile in suggesting some really useful changes. I am actually much more confident of my book after the proofreading. I would recommend Corten Editorial!

– Nitin Mehta MBE

What can I say – you’re worth your weight in gold! Thank you so much.

– Nikki Raine, Marvellous Mixes

Like all businesses, mine is such that small slips of the pen or an errant strike on the keyboard are all too probable. At best, such mistakes, when they occur, can be embarrassing. Unrectified, they could lead to ruinously expensive arguments. When prospective clients spot such errors, their confidence in one diminishes, sometimes resulting in loss of business.

I needed someone who could spot the errors before I broadcast them. I needed someone who was technically competent. I needed someone who was reliable.

Lindsay fits the bill perfectly.

If you have ever heard the saying ‘it’s hard to spot one’s mistakes’, believe me, it’s true.

Working with Lindsay gives me the confidence every professional needs in his finished work. I would recommend her without qualification or hesitation.

– Ade Oduyemi, Maximum Inheritance Specialists

Lindsay has supported the Live Love Laugh Foundation by creating a process document for our Buddy Bag Brigade. Lindsay was professional, reliable and very thorough with her work, and has added great value to this very worthwhile cause.

– Founder, Live Love Laugh Foundation

I cannot recommend Lindsay at Corten Editorial enough. Her service is extremely prompt and efficient. When working to our very tight deadlines, she has always delivered on time. Her attention to detail is superb, and her genuinely caring approach to clients is refreshing.

– Krystine Strama-Rolfe, Hi Tech Fabrication Ltd.

Lindsay has been working with us as a freelancer for several months, and we have been very happy with the quality of her work and her ability to meet tight deadlines. We look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.

– Safis Editing

This [website content] looks great. Thank you so much for spending time on it. The changes in sentence construction are very helpful and give a greater clarity to the content, which reads more smoothly. The speed in which you completed the task was great and very efficient – you did it so much faster than I thought you would!

– Sue Garb, Director of Burton Youth For Christ

Lindsay – I can’t thank you enough for working on my brochure recently. As a professional copy-writer, I view myself as fairly capable when it comes to words but there is nothing like a fresh set of eyes! I am so grateful that your thoroughness means that now my brochure will be printed free of typos and with a higher quality of grammar in many places. Thank you for your expertise. It was a pleasure to work with you.

– Dawn Charles, Copy-writer

Thanks for all your help over the years reviewing and editing my bid documents. It was always a big help knowing I could rely on you to spot my little (and not so little) mistakes, with your keen eye for detail, whether they were intentional or not. My words never flowed quite like yours!

– Tracey Stanley, Bid Manager