I edited Ashley Pitzer’s debut novel and we dicussed the process on her podcast. Interview with Claire Cronshaw

“I am an author of an epic fantasy series. The books within the series contain complex storylines and character arcs. It is so important to find a copyeditor who learns and understands my voice. A copyeditor who can monitor the constant twists and turns within the story.

Finding Claire, building up a schedule, and passing my manuscripts to her fills me with absolute confidence. I see many years of the two of us working together. Both in this series and the next. Thank you, Claire.”

G. J. Kemp, The Acre Series

“Claire is very professional and hard working. She makes sure to question a manuscript in the way a reader might to make sure you put your work out into the world with confidence. She is very approachable and easy to work with as well as being a thorough editor. I have also recommended her to other author friends.”

Francesca Catlow, One Corfu Summer

“Let’s start with what a wonderfully complete, excellent job you’ve done. The experience has been amazing. Being retired military, I appreciate your thoroughness and attention to the smallest detail. Absolutely wonderful. You’re brilliant!”

Mark Krepps (Mark K. McClain), The Hunt for Alesta

“I can highly recommend Claire for her proofreading service. She did an excellent job on my debut novels My Heart Sings Your Song and Where Have We Come. Hope to work with her soon on my next book.”

Saz Vora, My Heart Sings Your Song, Where Have We Come and Made in Heaven

“After losing my long-time editor, I was fortunate enough to find Claire.

She took the editing job on at the last minute on my recent book, The Omega Variant, and did a very good, timely job.”

Sean O’Neil, The Omega Variant
A happy client. Saz Vora, romance writer.

“Claire was recommended to me by another author, and boy am I glad. I am a first time author so there was quite a lot of work to be done. Still, Claire was able to get the edit done in a very timely manner. My book is based on my experiences with spirituality and the afterlife and it has taken a lot of courage to share my experiences. Claire gave extra special care and attention to the details of my book, and was very encouraging and respectful throughout. If I write a second book, I will definitely use Cherry Edits again!”

A S Houghton, A Father’s Love

“I’ve worked with Claire the second time and can recommend her proofreading and editing without reservations. She’s truly eagle-eyed and knows her trade. Your work can only benefit from her editing. Communication is always smooth and professional. The style sheet is priceless. She will certainly be my choice for the third volume of The Nick Warner Chronicles!”

Ines Strohschein, The Nick Warner Chronicles

“Claire proofread a book of the most challenging levels, a puzzle book disguised as a furniture catalogue. She was clear and efficient in her communication, which was timely and helpful. More than this though, Claire was always friendly and approachable, and we fell into a good rhythm of communicating via email and text. This should not be understated!”

Stephen Lockyer, Co-founder at Escapages, publishers of interactive escape room books.

“Claire copyedited the manuscript of my new book, Statecraft and Society in China. She’s amazing! I am particularly satisfied with the meticulous way she checked my manuscript. She provided me with recommendations on my style and (sometimes my lack of) comprehensiveness. Also, I’m very happy about the way we reached agreement on the Chinese language issues in my English text. Thank you very much Claire!”

Frans Vandenbosch, Statecraft and Society in China

“When Claire suggested a Manuscript Assessment, I was uncertain whether this was what I needed or not. I am so glad I agreed! Claire’s assessment of my manuscript was truly excellent. She commented on many things – both great and small – but it was her comments on the structure that I found most valuable. One of the constant nagging itches I struggle with is how much detail to provide the reader, so I can be sure that they ‘got it’. Claire’s assessment of the manuscript will be invaluable to me as I continue on my writing journey.”

David Ford, Worlds Apart

“I was a client of Claire’s. She helped edit my fiction novel manuscript. Claire is extremely thorough and she gave me the confidence that my manuscript was in excellent condition by the end of her work.”

Andrew Gates, Cassan Astor and the Desert Empress

“Claire proofread Garchi UK’s copywriting and blog articles for Adirani Digital Solutions as well. She’s versatile and happy to adjust to our needs, especially on using project management software ClickUp and using GoogleDocs for the style sheet, which she has brilliantly created herself. Her friendliness also makes her approachable to communicate with. I’m happy to work with Claire, whose attention toward details is very much what I’m looking for in a proofreader and a copyeditor.”

Maharani Hariga, digital strategist, Garchi UK and Adirani Digital Solutions.

“I’m happy to write a recommendation for Claire. She did proofreading work for some business-related essays that I wrote. The service was quick, efficient and professional. I’d highly recommend her services.”

Baidar Alshalabi, Credit and Financial Analysis Professional.

“I know I can rely on Claire. She makes sure my copy is spot on and consistent. Claire has even put me my own style sheet together which gets regularly updated. It’s great to have her cast her eye over those special jobs where there’s no room for error. I highly recommend her services.”

Neil Hickson, Copywriter.

“I have just started a new line of work which required a website to be proofread to ensure the best accuracy possible. As well as a very efficient turnaround time, Claire provided feedback and explanation to what was edited, proved with her service all source material has been improved, and has made my website an excellent marketing tool for my business.
Thank you Claire!”

Jason Robinson, Toastmaster.

“Claire has recently completed some copyediting for our company website. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the process and results; Claire was extremely helpful, professional and concise in her approach.

Prior to starting the copyediting for Science Solutions, Claire consulted us about which platform would work best to communicate the proposed amendments and we decided that Google Documents worked best for us. It was the first time I had used this system and the first time I had made amendments to a website after copyediting. I found it extremely simple, very clear and much quicker than anticipated. The system with Google Documents was seamless; I was very impressed with it and with the way Claire used it to communicate. I could see her comments instantly from my computer, could reply, then see her reply — resolving minor issues in seconds and allowing me to complete the amendments swiftly.

Claire’s explanations and reasoning were succinct, and her attention to detail was spot on. I also learned a lot throughout the process which was an added bonus. Claire also provided us with support and advice for creating a company style sheet, which is not something we had previously considered. We have already recommended her services to our wider network and will certainly work with her again in the near future.”

Pamela Lloyd, Science Solutions.
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