national flash fiction
all at sea
making the only ones
fight for life
rugby club history
business in japan
Very, very reassuring having you lifting the text.…Everything very good – and I am in the process of submitting. You’re excellent.
Copy editing multi-author article for Orbit
Working with Alison has been a delight. She is punctual, competent and does not decry my serial revelations of mistakes in copy. In fact, she finds those I missed, and she fixes them, no grumbling
Design and layout of English/Spanish poetry book A Life’s Rambles/Ramblas de una Vida
‘I am happy to recommend Alison. She did an excellent job of managing a challenging project involving a suite of documents that needed to be turned around quickly.’
Formatting set of booklets for WHO on TB assessment; logo development
‘I would like to say thank you for the book and cover. I do not mind admitting that I was a little bit emotional when I saw what you had done; after all the hard work to finally see it looking like a book was fantastic … I would like to say how much I value all the help and support you have given me.’
Development editing, copy editing, book and cover design
Thank you so much for all your hard work and speed – it was a joy to work with you and the whole team are thrilled. I think you can safely assume we will use you next year.
Anthology layout and re-formatting for ebook
I think at the moment I need readers and comments on what I’m writing. Then I might be able to move on to the next stage. That’s my own personal predicament and something that became clearer to me by considering publication routes at all. At least I know the possibilities now.
An absolutely invaluable course for any aspiring author/writer scribbling away whose objective is ‘to be published’. For those with some knowledge of the process, the course neatly collates all topics. For the novice, Alison’s commonsense explanations and logical approach are readily understandable.
I have been very impressed with your professionalism and your ability to get on with things. I feel I can rely on you and am very happy to recommend you to others. The whole process has given me a number of ideas to pursue … Thanks again Alison and I’m looking forward to working together again in the future.
Edit, layout and publish – Argue Like Lawyer: How to Inform, Influence and Persuade (A Lawyer’s Perspective)
A big thanks for pulling the mass of information together and making a dream a reality!
Edited, designed and typeset a celebration of 125 years of Briton Ferry Rugby Club, authored by Martyn Bate
Anyone who needs a Design and Typesetter if you are writing a book, article etc you HAVE TO USE Alison Shakspeare, she is amazing, … it would have been impossible without Alison’s Skill and professionalism, she also does websites!!! An absolute Godsend that I found her because I was panicking bigtime, her attention to detail is phenomenal.
Editing and layout of Teaching Dyslexics How to Read and Write Music
I feel I possess far more knowledge about the different routes to publication and the advantages and possible pitfalls of each particular route. Alison’s obvious subject knowledge has been acquired over many years of professional experience in the editing field and she was generous in sharing that knowledge. I really enjoyed the sessions and was disappointed when the course ended.
I have now completed my application, and I want to extend my thanks for your superb proofreading service. … I have worked with various proofreaders on my academic and website projects. However, your professionalism and attention to detail can be considered a benchmark.
I was particularly impressed with your level of detail. The fact that you went the extra mile to cross-check the dates of conferences mentioned in the personal statement was impressive. Occasionally, I have writing pieces that require proofreading. I would be more than happy to continue working with you in the future.
Thank you once again for your exceptional service.
‘Dear Alison, It has been a pleasure working with you. I am overwhelmed by the book, so a big Scottish thank you.’
Copy editing autobiography; book and cover design, The Long Journey
‘I am impressed by what you said about the contribution to Western medicine, architecture, mathematics and astronomy its what i came across in my research and was amazed and it made me want to explore more. It really encouraged me and I was amazed that you kind of picked up on that.’
Copywriting article for Flair, issue 26, after telephone interview
‘I do like what you did for the cover. That’s a good template I can see myself using.’ ‘Perfect! Thank you so much for your help (and patience)!’
Branding package for real estate business in US: logo, colour scheme, stationery and website items